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  11 things you need to know this week  
1.   Wente: Telling our stories of diversity and hope
    In her latest “Open Mind” column, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente reflects on the words carved into the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C.: “Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.” [ Read More ]
2.   MLK Commemorative Series kicks off today at noon at Black Cultural Center
    The MLK Commemorative Series begins at noon today at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center. Events continue through Monday, with the Joint Day of Service on Saturday, Jan. 18, the MLK keynote event at Langford Auditorium featuring Janelle Monáe and Yusef Salaam on Sunday, Jan. 19, and the MLK Day march, convocation and teach-ins on Monday, Jan. 20. [ Read More ]
3.   Vanderbilt alumnus makes $5M gift to advance Commodores basketball program
    Vanderbilt University today announced that Seattle-area businessman and Vanderbilt alumnus George B. Huber, BA’79, and his wife Cathy have made a $5 million gift to support the men’s basketball program. The gift will be used to enhance facilities and support services. [ Read More ]
4.   Vanderbilt University commits to achieving zero waste goal by 2030
    Vanderbilt has announced its commitment to achieving zero waste by the year 2030 as part of the university’s comprehensive long-term strategy to significantly reduce its environmental footprint and drive positive change in the world. [ Read More ]
5.   42nd Holocaust Lecture Series to include photo gallery, lectures, educational programming
    The 42nd annual Holocaust Lecture Series, which will take place throughout the spring semester, will focus on the theme “It Can’t Happen Here?” The series, sponsored by the Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life in partnership with Vanderbilt Hillel, will include numerous programs, lectures, gallery talks and more. [ Read More ]
6.   Story Photo From our Social ‘Dores
    As we kick off the new semester, our Social ‘Dores have been busy capturing photos across campus and at various events. Get a snapshot of what they’ve been up to. [ Read More ]
7.   Graduate, professional students asked to complete survey regarding preferences for future Graduate Village
    Vanderbilt graduate and professional students are asked to participate in a survey that will help shape the future of graduate and professional student housing at the university. The confidential survey should take approximately 20 minutes to complete, and those who participate will be entered in a drawing to win an Amazon gift card. [ Read More ]
8.   Join FutureVU Sustainability Leaders and help foster a sustainable campus
    As part of Vanderbilt’s commitment to achieving zero waste by the year 2030, the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office is launching a new program—Sustainability Leaders—to improve sustainability outcomes on campus through culture change, education and the facilitation of actionable goals. [ Read More ]
9.   Apply for Adriel Bineza Graduate School Equity Fund by Jan. 26
    Vanderbilt Student Government has announced the Adriel Bineza Graduate School Equity Fund, a new program that will assist students with the cost of applying to graduate or professional school. [ Read More ]
10.   Apply for Experience Vanderbilt 2020 Executive Board by Jan. 26
    Applications for the 2020 Executive Board are now open. All students who are passionate about financial inclusivity are encouraged to apply. [ Read More ]
11.   VU Press launches Little Free Library as part of 80th-year celebration
    A new Little Free Library, designed to resemble the historic Kirkland Hall, offers a selection of books published by Vanderbilt University Press and other titles donated by community members. [ Read More ]
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