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Student-athletes, faculty, staff visit historic Memphis sites to mark MLK Day

Jan. 16, 2018—Vanderbilt Athletics sponsored a day trip to Memphis Jan. 14 in recognition of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The group of Commodore student-athletes, staff members and faculty visited the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel, the site of King’s assassination 50 years ago this April, among other historic sites. Watch video and read reflections on their experience.

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Search committee named for new dean of College of Arts and Science

Jan. 15, 2018—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has appointed a search committee comprising faculty, students and alumni from a broad array of disciplines to identify the next dean of Vanderbilt’s College of Arts and Science.

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Vanderbilt redesigns equal employment, student accessibility and Title IX services

Jan. 8, 2018—Vanderbilt University’s Division of Administration on Jan. 15 will launch a new design for Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Disability Services.

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Cobb, staff writer for ‘The New Yorker,’ to discuss racial protest in America Jan. 17

Jan. 4, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a discussion on Wednesday, Jan. 17, featuring Jelani Cobb, the Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism at Columbia University and a staff writer for "The New Yorker" magazine. Cobb's talk is titled “From Louis Armstrong to the NFL: Racial Protest in America.”

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What’s On My Mind: Looking ahead at 2018

Jan. 4, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos welcomes the campus community to 2018 and looks to the opportunities that the new year brings in the latest edition of "What's On My Mind."

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Buchanan gift to endow Vanderbilt Library Fellowship Program @VandyLibraries

Jan. 3, 2018—A program that creates in-depth learning experiences for undergraduate students with diverse library resources has been endowed with a $1 million gift by alumni Poppy and Richard Buchanan.

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My Southern Health: 7 strategies for keeping New Year’s resolutions all year long

Jan. 2, 2018—New year, new you … right? If you’re like about 40 percent of Americans, you’ve made some New Year’s resolutions in your time. But chances are those New Year’s resolutions won’t be as successful as you’d like.

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Vanderbilt University ranks No. 4 on Kiplinger’s ‘best value’ list

Dec. 22, 2017—Vanderbilt University is ranked No. 4 among private universities on the "Kiplinger’s Personal Finance" list of 300 Best College Values for 2018, behind Princeton, Harvard and Duke.

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What’s On My Mind: Year-end reflections

Dec. 21, 2017—This semester, the Vanderbilt community committed to going big and bold for its shared mission, and rose to meet the myriad challenges facing the university and higher education, reflects Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in this week's edition of "What's On My Mind."

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Statement from Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos on H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Dec. 20, 2017—“The tax bill passed by Congress today rightly excludes draconian proposals that would have made college more expensive for students and families. In particular, we appreciate that Sen. Lamar Alexander recognized the negative impact specific provisions would have on the mission of higher education and worked to mitigate that impact…  

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Make note of closings, modified hours over Winter Break

Dec. 14, 2017—Campus libraries, dining halls and the Recreation and Wellness Center will observe modified hours of operation while students are away. Vanderbilt University’s Winter Break for employees will run from Friday, Dec. 22, through Friday, Dec. 29, followed by the New Year’s Day holiday on Monday, Jan. 1.

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Nashville historical marker honors VU graduate’s LGBT activism

Dec. 12, 2017—Community leaders, family and friends of the late Penny Campbell, a Vanderbilt graduate and LGBT activist, came together to celebrate a Nashville historical marker being placed in her honor Dec. 8.

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