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  13 things you need to know this week  
1.   Takei shares powerful journey to social advocacy in Chancellor’s Lecture, encourages others to take action
    During his Oct. 2 Chancellor’s Lecture, actor George Takei shared how the challenges he endured from his family’s wrongful imprisonment during World War II have propelled his human rights activism. [ Read More ]
2.   Wente launches new University Arts Council
    Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente has established a new University Arts Council to advocate for the arts and related scholarship at Vanderbilt. [ Read More ]
3.   Bass Military Scholars honored, first John S. Beasley II Scholarship recipient announced at campus reception
    The inaugural cohort of the Bass Military Scholars Program, comprising seven U.S. military veterans who are pursuing professional degrees across several of Vanderbilt University’s schools, were honored at a reception in Alumni Hall on Sept. 19. [ Read More ]
4.   Project Safe Center marks five years of education, advocacy and impact
    The Project Safe Center for Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response marked its fifth anniversary earlier this month with a reception attended by students, faculty, staff and senior university leaders. [ Read More ]
5.   E. Bronson Ingram College receives LEED Gold certification
    Vanderbilt’s E. Bronson Ingram College has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, making it Vanderbilt University’s 21st LEED-certified new construction or renovation project since 2007. [ Read More ]
6.   Story Photo From our Social ‘Dores
    Over the last two weeks, our Social ‘Dores captured beautiful shots across campus and attended Family Weekend, Flulapalooza, PARK(ing) Day, Lights on the Lawn, and more! [ Read More ]
7.   Zeppos, Corbin honored by Metro Council for their contributions to the Nashville community
    Nashville Metro Council honored Chancellor Emeritus Nicholas S. Zeppos and head baseball coach Tim Corbin during the council’s Oct. 1 meeting with separate resolutions honoring their achievements at Vanderbilt and commitment to the city of Nashville.  [ Read More ]
8.   LGBTQI History Month is underway
    In recognition of LGBTQI History Month, the Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Life at Vanderbilt, in collaboration with multiple campus and community partners, has developed a calendar of events. [ Read More ]
9.   Asian Pacific American Heritage Month theme explores power of the ‘extraordinary’
    Vanderbilt’s October celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month will focus on the theme “Extraordinary,” a celebration of the perspectives and moments that feel both ordinary and extraordinary. [ Read More ]
10.   Listen: VU Theatre production inspired by Vanderbilt women bowlers
    “Bowling for Beginners,” a new play based partly on experiences of the Vanderbilt women’s bowling team—which has won two national titles—opens Friday at Neely Auditorium. [ Read More ]
11.   Expert panel to discuss past and present-day suffrage movements Oct. 7
    An Oct. 7 panel discussion will explore the connections between the women’s suffrage movement and current voting rights activism. The panel is free and open to the public and will take place from 4:10 to 5:30 p.m. in the Great Room of E. Bronson Ingram College. [ Read More ]
12.   Experience Vanderbilt application open for freshmen and transfer students
    Experience Vanderbilt provides students who qualify for need-based financial aid with up to $500 for extracurricular experiences or an event pass to purchase tickets for on-campus events. The freshman and transfer student application for the 2019-20 academic year closes Oct. 18. [ Read More ]
13.   Annual report on crime statistics, security and fire safety now available
    The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report provides information on security-related services offered by the university. The 2019 report will be available after Sept. 30. [ Read More ]
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