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Global tennis champion Venus Williams to deliver Senior Day address

Nov. 30, 2018—Venus Williams—an international tennis champion, entrepreneur and author—will receive the Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal in May 2019, when she addresses graduating seniors at Vanderbilt and their families.

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Amal Clooney to graduates: ‘Be courageous. Challenge orthodoxy. Stand up for what you believe in’

May. 10, 2018—In a Senior Day speech that brought a packed Memorial Gymnasium to its feet, Amal Clooney took the crowd through historic examples of courage, including Vanderbilt Distinguished Alumnus Rev. James Lawson.

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Senior Day address by Amal Clooney open to all VU students, faculty and staff

May. 4, 2018—The entire Vanderbilt community is invited to hear British human rights lawyer Amal Clooney speak beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 10, in Memorial Gym. Clooney will receive Vanderbilt's prestigious Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal when she addresses graduating seniors, their families and other members of campus during Senior Day.

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What’s On My Mind: Modeling a Conversation Ethic

May. 3, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reflects on the host of notable speakers Vanderbilt has welcomed this academic year, and the university's role as a convener of critical conversations and facilitator of civil discourse, in this week's column.

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Chancellor Zeppos, Amal Clooney to address graduating seniors

Apr. 30, 2018—Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will give his Commencement address to about 3,100 graduates Friday, May 11, the day after the students hear from international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney.

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International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney to deliver Senior Day address

Nov. 30, 2017—British human rights lawyer Amal Clooney will receive Vanderbilt's prestigious Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal in May 2018, when she will address graduating seniors and their families during Senior Day.

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Legendary filmmaker Ken Burns talks about his enduring sense of discovery on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Jun. 1, 2017—America's historian Ken Burns spoke with Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos about his four decades of filmmaking, the lessons he's learned and what's coming next for "The Zeppos Report."

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Follow the better angels of their nature, grads are told

May. 11, 2017—Acclaimed documentarian Ken Burns spoke to graduating Vanderbilt seniors during Senior Day and was awarded the Nichols-Chancellor's Medal.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Chancellor, filmmaker Ken Burns to address graduating seniors at Senior Day and Commencement May 11, 12

May. 8, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will deliver Vanderbilt University’s Commencement address May 12, the day after filmmaker Ken Burns accepts a prestigious Vanderbilt award and offers his advice.

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A conversation with America’s historian, Ken Burns

May. 8, 2017—Ken Burns, Vanderbilt University’s 2017 Nichols-Chancellor's Medalist and Senior Day speaker, took a break last month from editing his upcoming film, "Country Music," to talk with MyVU and share his insights on filmmaking, where America stands today, and some contemplative thoughts for seniors on the cusp of Commencement.

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Chancellor Zeppos, Ken Burns to address graduating seniors

May. 1, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will deliver Vanderbilt University’s traditional Commencement address May 12, the day after documentary filmmaker Ken Burns accepts a prestigious Vanderbilt award and offers his advice.

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Award-winning documentarian Ken Burns to deliver Senior Day address during 2017 VU Commencement

Dec. 12, 2016—Critically acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns, who has produced some of the most-watched documentaries on public television, will address graduating seniors and their families during Senior Day.

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