Chinese Students’ Insider View on the Hong Kong Protests

Chinese Students’ Insider View on the Hong Kong Protests

“All departures at Hong Kong airport have been canceled as authorities struggle to deal with massive protests.” CNN bombarded me with this gloomy news while I was on my way to Hong Kong airport to catch the flight that would take me to the beginning of my college life at...

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National Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day

Vanderbilt hosted its annual National Coming Out Day event on Fleming Yard where the LGBTQ+ community of Vanderbilt came together and celebrated their courage to come out and accept their identities. National Coming Out Day is a national holiday focused on supporting the LGBTQ+ community in embracing their sexuality and...

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Recap: “Am I Latinx Enough?” – A Discussion of Identity and Inclusion

Recap: “Am I Latinx Enough?” – A Discussion of Identity and Inclusion

On Friday, October 11, Dr. Bernardo M. Ferdman, in association with the Student Center for Social Justice and Identity and the Association of Latin American Students, delivered the Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) Keynote Address, “Am I Latinx Enough?” at Alumni Hall’s Memorial Room. Dr. Ferdman, a consultant and former professor...

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Struggles for Suffrage: Past, Present, and Future

Struggles for Suffrage: Past, Present, and Future

How should we remember the passage of the 19th Amendment? Should we celebrate it as a victory for women, or instead remember those who were (and continue to be) excluded: primarily black Americans and those with felony convictions? On October 7, the first of a series of discussions commemorating the...

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Empowered Women Empowering Women: Vanderbilt’s New Women in Government Organization

Empowered Women Empowering Women: Vanderbilt’s New Women in Government Organization

There is a new community on campus for women interested in public service called Women in Government (WIG). The successful Elect Her program that occurred in the spring will now be a program of WIG, which will also host mentorship programs, speakers, panels, and career fairs. WIG was founded last...

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DACA Student Activists Lead Discussion on Inclusivity

DACA Student Activists Lead Discussion on Inclusivity

This past Thursday, Vanderbilt played host to the activists behind the documentary film THE UNAFRAID. The documentary follows a group of young DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients in their pursuit of higher education in Georgia, where the government has banned them from attending their public universities or from...

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Actor and Activist George Takei Reflects on His Remarkable Life

Actor and Activist George Takei Reflects on His Remarkable Life

Speaking to a crowd of students, faculty, and quite a few Star Trek enthusiasts on Wednesday evening, actor and activist George Takei reflected on his life, from his time in a Japanese American internment camp to his prolific work fighting for LGBTQ rights. Takei’s lecture was part of this fall’s...

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The State of Space: The Future of Space Law

The State of Space: The Future of Space Law

“The realm of space activities is booming…so does the space law.” On Monday, September 30, the Vanderbilt Innovation and Entrepreneurship Society (VINES) presented a seminar on the topic of the state of Space, facilitating discussion on the current space affairs engaged by both governments and private corporations, as well as...

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Vanderbilt University Releases 2019 Crime Statistics Report

Vanderbilt University Releases 2019 Crime Statistics Report

On September 30, 2019, the Vanderbilt University Police Department (VUPD) released the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.  The university has released a report to the public every year since 2013, which compiles crime...

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ROCCA Delivers Collaborative Collective Action Research

ROCCA Delivers Collaborative Collective Action Research

Note: Grace Adcox is a researcher in the ROCCA Lab. Established in January 2019, the Research on Conflict and Collective Action (ROCCA) Lab has already made its mark in social science research at Vanderbilt. Led by Dr. Emily Hencken Ritter, a second-year Associate Professor of Political Science and current Director...

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