VUToday: Perry Wallace scholarship, Billy Graham, public perceptions of Trump in weekly roundup of VU news

The Vanderbilt University Division of Communications publishes “VUToday,” a compilation of Vanderbilt mentions in the media, three times per week. Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Feb. 19.

The Tennessean: Vanderbilt announces Perry Wallace basketball scholarship
Vanderbilt civil rights trailblazer Perry Wallace, the first African American basketball player in SEC history, will be honored with a new scholarship. David Williams, vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletics director, and Gail Carr Williams, associate director of community engagement, are quoted.

Washington Post: What was Billy Graham ‘selling’?
Jon Meacham, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Political Science, writes about Billy Graham’s life’s work. James Hudnut-Beumler, Anne Potter Wilson Professor of Theology, is quoted in another piece about Graham published in The Tennessean, The Leaf-Chronicle and AZCentral.

Washington Post: Here’s how little Americans have learned about Donald Trump
Larry Bartels, May Werthan Shayne Professor of Public Policy and Social Science, writes about surprising trends in public perceptions of Donald Trump.

MSN: Experts warn against connecting mental illness and mass shootings
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health and Society, is quoted.

PBS: Measuring up U.S. infrastructure against other countries
Hiba Baroud, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, writes about the quality of infrastructure in the United States.

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