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Backyard Boom: Nashville has emerged as a cultural hotspot—with plenty of Vanderbilt alumni taking part in the city’s transformation

Jan. 24, 2020—“Portland knows the feeling. Austin had it once, too. So did Dallas. Even Las Vegas enjoyed a brief moment as the nation’s ‘it’ city. Now, it’s Nashville’s turn.”

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Carpenter named director, to boost Public Policy Studies

Oct. 25, 2018—Kitt Carpenter, recently named director of the College of Arts and Science's Public Policy Studies, is working to boost the program's appeal to an even wider set of Vanderbilt students.

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Final transit forum discusses May 1 referendum vote

Apr. 19, 2018—More than 100 students, faculty, staff and community members attended the final Vanderbilt transit forum April 17. Panelists included State Sen. Jeff Yarbro and former Nashville Mayor Bill Purcell.

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Vanderbilt co-sponsors March 27 neighborhood forum on city’s proposed transit plan

Mar. 23, 2018—Vanderbilt University is among the sponsors of a March 27 neighborhood forum at Belmont United Methodist Church concerning Nashville's proposed transit plan and upcoming referendum.

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Enroll now in Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning spring classes

Feb. 23, 2018—Nashville's thriving sports scene, 21st-century American cities and the latest brain research are among the spring 2018 classes offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt.

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Mayor speaks to Owen, public policy students

Sep. 1, 2016—Nashville Mayor Megan Barry met with Vanderbilt students at a pair of recent campus events.

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Vanderbilt alumni elected to Metro government Sept. 10

Sep. 16, 2015—Two candidates with close ties to Vanderbilt University were elected to office within the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County on Sept. 10.

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Dean shares insights with public policy studies class

Sep. 2, 2015—Nashville Mayor Karl Dean was the guest speaker Aug. 31 for an undergraduate public policy studies class taught by former Mayor Bill Purcell, an adjunct professor of public policy at Vanderbilt.

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Mayor shares insights with public policy studies class

Sep. 11, 2014—Nashville Mayor Karl Dean was the guest speaker Sept. 8 for an undergraduate public policy studies class taught by former Mayor Bill Purcell, an adjunct professor of public policy at Vanderbilt.

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Mayors share insight with public policy studies class

Jan. 29, 2013—Nashville Mayor Karl Dean was the guest speaker Jan. 28 for an undergraduate public policy studies class taught by former Mayor Bill Purcell, adjunct professor of political science.

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