Plan your week (2/12-2/16)


Claire Barnett

Vanderbilt performing arts groups show off their talents at Spotlight on Friday, August 25, 2017.

Avery Muir, Life Editor

Looking to try something new this week? Peruse the events below and make a point to attend something outside of your comfort zone. For more offerings, check out Anchor Link.

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What: IICC Signature Training
When: Monday, February 12 at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Sarratt 325/327
Why: Learn how to combat problems related to inequity and inclusion. The session energizes participants to work towards becoming a better ally and a proactive community member dedicated to promoting a diverse and welcoming learning environment (it also counts for GME). Register here.
Who: Inclusion Initiatives & Cultural Competence (IICC)

What: Lecture on Mark Zuckerberg’s War on Free Will: How Big Tech Threatens the Individual
When: Friday, February 16 at 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Flynn Auditorium
Why: Franklin Foer, a national correspondent for The Atlantic is coming to comment on his new book World Without Mind, which details the threat of big tech companies and how they undermine liberal values and violate laws which protect privacy and intellectual property.
Who: Vanderbilt Law School


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What: Watch the Olympics
When: Practically any time
Where: Stream via NBC.
Why: Watch the best athletes in the world shatter records and compete for the coveted gold medal. Find out when your favorite events take place here.
Who: Team USA on the world stage

What: Vanderbilt Basketball vs. Mississippi State
When: Men’s Basketball on Wednesday, February 14 at 6 p.m.; Women’s on Thursday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. (preceded by a Chik-fil-A fanatics giveaway at 6:00PM)
Where: Memorial Gym
Why: Support both basketball teams as they take on Mississippi State. Go ‘Dores!
Who: Vanderbilt Athletics


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What: Screening of “Whose Streets?”
When: Tuesday, February 13 at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Black Cultural Center
Why: Watch “Whose Streets?” and engage in a panel-led conversation regarding race, policing and guns.
Who: Black Cultural Center

What: Lanterns Showcase
When: Thursday, February 15 at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Alumni 100
Why: The showcase allows international students share stories of home, culture and their Vanderbilt transitions in the hopes of creating connectedness between different communities on campus.
Who: Multicultural Leadership Council


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What: Loveless Cafe for Valentine’s Day
When: Wednesday, February 14
Where: Loveless Cafe
Why: Bring your friends and have a fabulously ironic Galentine’s day at the Loveless Cafe, complete with delicious comfort food.
Who: You and the gals

What: Tongue ‘N’ Cheek Show
When: Friday, February 16 at 7:37 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Sarratt Cinema
Why: Check out a free improv comedy show.
Who: Tongue ‘N’ Cheek


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What: Screening of “This Ain’t California”
When: Thursday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Where: Sarratt Cinema
Why: This German documentary explores what life was like growing up in communist East Germany through the lens of three young friends. The film offers a unique perspective on the skateboarding underground and counter cultural movements in Germany.
Who: International Lens Film Series

What: Production of “Smart People”
When: February 8-24 (various times)
Where: Tennessee Performing Arts Center
Why: Take a night to get off campus and see “Smart People.” The play is set just before Obama’s election in 2008 and examines how the dynamics of talking about race affect the romantic lives of four racially and ideologically diverse Harvard intellectuals. To get a student discount for tickets, use the code “anchordown” when you check out.
Who: Tennessee Performing Arts Center


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Health & Wellness

What: Kayak Roll Clinic
When: Tuesday, February 13 at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Pool
Why: Whether you want to learn a new skill or refine your kayaking techniques for whatever adventurous spring break trip you may have planned, get more familiar on a kayak and learn to roll. Kayakers of all experience levels are welcome.
Who: Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center

What: At Your Best (You are Love)
When: Thursday, February 15 at 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Buttrick 102
Why: A representative from the Center for Student Wellbeing will lead a discussion on self love and self care.
Who: Alpha Kappa Alpha


Editor’s note: Source of event information is Anchor Link and Facebook