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Cal Turner

The Value of a Dollar: How a simple pricing idea launched the retail giant Dollar General

Dec. 10, 2018—With more than 14,000 stores in the U.S. and $24 billion in revenue, Dollar General is showing the world that there’s still life in the brick-and-mortar retail sector. In this excerpt from his memoir, My Father’s Business: The Small-Town Values That Built Dollar General into a Billion-Dollar Company, Cal Turner Jr., a 1962 Vanderbilt graduate...

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Vanderbilt faculty, alumni to present at Southern Festival of Books

Oct. 11, 2018—Vanderbilt faculty and alumni are featured at the free Southern Festival of Books, happening this weekend at War Memorial Plaza and the downtown Nashville Public Library.

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$2 million investment establishes Turner Family Community Enterprise Clinic at Vanderbilt Law School

Aug. 22, 2017—A $2 million investment in Vanderbilt Law School by Cal Turner Jr., BA’62, will provide legal support to entrepreneurs on shoestring budgets to help them get up and running.

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Celebration honors nine endowed chair recipients

Sep. 28, 2016—Nine faculty members who hold endowed chairs were honored and donors were thanked during a festive celebration Sept. 26 at the Student Life Center.

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Cal Turner Family Foundation gift establishes center for social ventures at Vanderbilt

Mar. 25, 2015—The Turner Family Center for Social Ventures is being started at Vanderbilt with a $1.2 million donation from Cal Turner Jr.'s foundation.

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Two new Vanderbilt Divinity hires will help guide students

Apr. 18, 2014—Lillian Hallstrand and Niger Amin Woodruff have joined Vanderbilt Divinity School in new positions to provide increased guidance to current as well as prospective students.

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