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Actor and activist George Takei to deliver Chancellor’s Lecture Oct. 2

Sep. 19, 2019—George Takei, an actor and social justice advocate who had a founding role in the original "Star Trek" television series, will speak at Vanderbilt Oct. 2 as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series. Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente will host the free event at 6:30 p.m. in Langford Auditorium.

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Chancellor Search Advisory Committee shares community feedback findings

Sep. 18, 2019—The Vanderbilt community broadly endorses the direction the university has taken in the last decade and wants the next chancellor to continue that momentum, according to an analysis of responses to an online survey and other feedback efforts in the search for Vanderbilt's next chancellor.

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Vanderbilt observes Constitution Day with free speech concert, voter registration, reading

Sep. 16, 2019—Vanderbilt University will observe Constitution Day and Citizenship Day on Tuesday, Sept. 17, with a reading of the U.S. Constitution, a concert celebrating the First Amendment and opportunities to register to vote.

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Experience PARK(ing) Day Sept. 20

Sep. 9, 2019—The campus community is invited to experience PARK(ing) Day 2019 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, in front of the Law School along 21st Avenue South. This year’s park will focus on transportation and sustainability efforts underway on campus.

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Athletics seeks input from the VU community on strategic priorities

Sep. 9, 2019—Vanderbilt University Athletics is seeking input from the university community as it develops a new, long-range strategic plan to help bolster Commodore sports programs and ensure the success of student-athletes on and off the field.

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Posse Scholars program celebrates 30 years of impact at Vanderbilt

Sep. 6, 2019—More than 50 people attended the Aug. 30 event, which included fellowship, celebratory desserts and remarks given by several Posse scholars and mentors on their experiences as part of the program.

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Vanderbilt Divinity School expansion features water, wood and light

Sep. 6, 2019—Faculty, staff, students and friends gathered at the Vanderbilt Divinity School to witness the dedication and ribbon cutting for the school’s much-anticipated new expansion.

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Find community and support at 6th annual Diverse ‘Dores Day Sept. 3

Aug. 29, 2019—Vanderbilt’s sixth annual Diverse ‘Dores Day will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 3, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Sarratt Student Center Promenade.

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Student-athlete: Jared Pinkney

Aug. 29, 2019—Jared Pinkney could have heard his name called on the second day of the NFL Draft. Graded a “second- to fourth-round prospect,” Vanderbilt’s star tight end had a decision to make: turn pro, or return to the university to finish out his senior season.

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University eliminates single-use plastic water and soda bottles in operations on campus

Aug. 28, 2019—As part of its ongoing sustainability efforts, Vanderbilt University announced today it will eliminate all single-use plastic water and soda bottles in its operations throughout dining facilities, markets and vending machines on campus, saving more than 430,000 plastic bottles per year and over 1.7 million bottles during a graduating class’s four-year experience.

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Wente charts path forward to build on university’s strengths at Fall Faculty Assembly

Aug. 23, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente pledged to keep Vanderbilt on a strong path moving forward, with continued investments in faculty and the student experience, during her Fall Faculty Assembly address on Aug. 22.

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Portion of 25th Avenue South to be renamed ‘Perry Wallace Way’ in honor of civil rights trailblazer

Aug. 21, 2019—The portion of 25th Avenue South in front of Vanderbilt’s Memorial Gymnasium will be ceremonially renamed “Perry Wallace Way” in memory of the trailblazing Vanderbilt student-athlete who integrated SEC varsity basketball in 1967.

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