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  Friday, May 12, 2023  
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WATCH: Nobel Peace Prize winner, journalist Maria Ressa calls on graduates to renounce social media manipulation and redefine democracy
Maria Ressa, an internationally acclaimed journalist who was awarded the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for exposing government corruption and human rights violations in her native Philippines and for defending free and accurate speech worldwide, called on the Vanderbilt Class of 2023 to seek truth and facts despite the “toxic sludge” of misinformation manipulating social media.
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Vanderbilt honors Class of 2023 Founder’s Medalists
Vanderbilt’s Class of 2023 Founder’s Medalists were recognized on Graduates Day. Since 1877, the university has awarded a gold medal to the student graduating with first honors from each of the university’s 10 schools and colleges.
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WATCH: Class of 2023 students make an impact around the globe
Meet some members of the Class of 2023 who bring a unique global perspective to the Vanderbilt community.
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WATCH: Class of 2023 students build belonging, enrich Vanderbilt community
Meet some members of the Class of 2023 who are cultivating belonging to strengthen, support and enrich the community at Vanderbilt and beyond.
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WATCH: Class of 2023 students collaborate, form connections
Meet some members of the Class of 2023 whose inspired collaborations—within Vanderbilt, across the Nashville community and beyond—are making the world better.
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WATCH: Class of 2023 students dare to grow, pursuing passions with a strong vision
Meet some members of the Class of 2023 who are pursuing unique and impactful paths with enthusiasm, intellect and a strong vision.
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WATCH: Student-athletes embody Vandy United on and off the field
Vanderbilt student-athletes in the Class of 2023 showcase collaboration, leadership and integrity in the classroom and on the field of play.
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Class of 2023: You did it!
Commencement is an exciting time at Vanderbilt, with many events throughout the day. Be sure to mark your calendars and join in the celebrations!


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#VU2023 Student Spotlight

Blair jazz program, senior Kevin Shinskie win prestigious 'Downbeat' awards

Vanderbilt senior claims top prize in second annual Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy poetry contest

Vanderbilt Master of Public Health student named 2023–24 Luce Scholar

Engineering seniors present capstone projects at annual Design Day

Vanderbilt graduates go global: Three students awarded Keegan Traveling Fellowships

Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar of the Year finalist, senior Kaira Brown, embodies Ashe’s commitment to improving communities

Vanderbilt Bowling wins national championship


#VU2023 Year in Review

Vanderbilt University launches $3.2B Dare to Grow campaign

Vandy United reaches initial goal, begins next chapter

Vanderbilt University joins effort to help students from small-town and rural America connect to higher education

Vanderbilt kicks off Sesquicentennial in style with ceremony, conversation, music and more

Global think tank Justitia opens first U.S. office at Vanderbilt, expands The Future of Free Speech project

University joins Silicon Ranch, NES, TVA to ‘flip the switch’ on Vanderbilt I Solar Farm

New Sesquicentennial oak tree joins Vanderbilt’s green canopy

Vanderbilt to further offset carbon footprint by investing in solar energy projects through Clearloop

Discovery Vanderbilt initiative to catalyze university’s transformative research and discovery

Vanderbilt University rises to No. 13 among nation’s top universities in latest ‘U.S. News’ rankings

Vanderbilt No. 1 for best financial aid; find out other 2023 rankings by Princeton Review

Students from across globe convene at Vanderbilt for CGI U

Wond’ry launches Climate Innovation Accelerator to help Nashville small businesses, nonprofits advance climate-ready solutions

Vanderbilt announces creation of the Vanderbilt Policy Accelerator for Political Economy and Regulation


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