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  10 things you need to know this week  
1.   Vanderbilt welcomes Malcolm Turner
    Malcolm Turner began his first official day as Vanderbilt’s new vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletics director on Feb. 1. [ Watch Now ]
2.   ‘The View’ co-host, political analyst Meghan McCain to give Chancellor’s Lecture Feb. 19
    Author and co-host of “The View” Meghan McCain will join Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham at Vanderbilt Feb. 19 for a wide-ranging discussion of the politics impacting American life in 2019. Tickets for the event are free and still available online. [ Read More ]
3.   Zeppos: Black History Month as a call to action
    Black History Month is a critical time for reflection, for compassion, for improvement. Vanderbilt is celebrating the month with a series of thought-provoking events to inspire action in February and beyond, Chancellor Zeppos writes in his “What’s On My Mind” column. [ Read More ]
4.   Alumnus expands his chronicle of Freedom Riders with new portraits
    Lessons from the 1961 Freedom Rides and their relevance to today’s racial justice protests were discussed by alumnus and author Eric Etheridge and rider Rip Patten during a recent campus visit. [ Read More ]
5.   Story Photo Our favorite #vandygram of the week
    This week our favorite #vandygram goes out to @maddlj for sharing this adorable photo of her and her cute pup outside Kirkland Hall. We just love a good doggo shot! 🐶 [ Read More ]
6.   International dream comes true for Blair composition major
    Vanderbilt sophomore Jacob Beranek loves music and his Czech heritage. These passions recently converged in an incredible opportunity for the talented music composition major. [ Watch Now ]
7.   Choral Prism concert is tonight
    This year’s performance will feature the Vanderbilt Chorale, the Symphonic and Concert Choirs, and several of Vanderbilt’s premier student-led a cappella groups, including The Melodores. The event is free and scheduled from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Ingram Hall at Blair School of Music. [ Read More ]
8.   Muhammad Ali topic of Sports and Society Initiative event Tuesday
    Muhammad Ali, one of the most recognizable figures of the 20th century, is the subject of the next Sports and Society Initiative program, “Muhammad Ali and the Olympics,” on Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the McGugin Center’s Football Meeting Room. [ Read More ]
9.   Hinton, unlawfully imprisoned for 30 years, to speak at Vanderbilt Feb. 19
    Author and prison reform advocate Anthony Ray Hinton, who spent 30 years on death row in Alabama as an innocent man, will speak at Vanderbilt on Feb. 19. [ Read More ]
10.   Football walk-on tryouts set for Feb. 27
    Coach Derek Mason and the Vanderbilt Football coaching staff will host walk-on tryouts for the Vanderbilt football team on Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Rec Center Multipurpose Facility. A mandatory information meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 19, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the McGugin Center. [ Read More ]
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