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Perry Wallace, pioneer who integrated SEC basketball, has died

Dec. 4, 2017—Perry Wallace, BE’70, the Vanderbilt University student-athlete who integrated Southeastern Conference varsity basketball, died Dec. 1. He was 69.

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Dillard, Wallace honored with Slive Award

Dec. 4, 2017—The Southeastern Conference honored Vanderbilt and league legends Godfrey Dillard and Perry Wallace Friday in Atlanta with the SEC's Michael L. Slive Award. Dillard and Wallace (represented by his nephew James) were honored throughout the day along with four football players from Kentucky who were the league's first four African American football players.

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Vanderbilt law alumna to clerk for Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor

Dec. 1, 2017—Samiyyah Ali, JD’16, will clerk for Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor beginning in October 2018.

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Research assistant fulfills longtime dream of ‘Jeopardy!’ appearance

Nov. 30, 2017—Kyle Becker works on curing cancer at Vanderbilt, but his hobby of playing along with a game show landed him on television.

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Clark Scholars dinner brings students, visionary donor together

Nov. 27, 2017—Ten first-year engineering students who represent the first cohort of A. James Clark Scholars at Vanderbilt were recognized at a Nov. 1 dinner that marked the first time Courtney Clark Pastrick, daughter of the program’s namesake, was able to hear in person what the scholarship program means to the students.

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Celebrate Giving Tuesday tomorrow, Nov. 28

Nov. 27, 2017—Put your best forward this Giving Tuesday and make a gift to Vanderbilt. We’ll send you a pair of limited-edition Vanderbilt socks as our way of saying thanks.

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Creating opportunities for a world-class education #ActivateTalent

Nov. 14, 2017—Vanderbilt is working with other top-performing universities to #ActivateTalent in every community and ensure that every talented student has access to a world-class education.

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SEC to honor Dillard, Wallace with Michael L. Slive Award

Nov. 9, 2017—Two former Vanderbilt basketball players who helped break the color barrier in the Southeastern Conference 50 years ago have been named recipients of the Michael L. Slive Distinguished Service Award, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey announced Thursday.

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Harrod Lecturer seeking ‘Beloved Community’ in 21st century

Nov. 6, 2017—Marcia Y. Riggs, whose areas of expertise include womanist ethics, moral education and public policy, will deliver the Howard L. Harrod Lecture at Vanderbilt Divinity School Nov. 9.

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Nov. 11 John Cleese event at Vanderbilt cancelled

Nov. 3, 2017—British writer, actor, comedian, and self-described "tall person" John Cleese will speak on "Thinking Creatively" at Vanderbilt's Sarratt Cinema Nov. 11.

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VU Theatre performs alumnus’ adaptation of absurdist comedy

Nov. 1, 2017—VU Theatre performs a modern adaptation of the 1920s Italian comedy "Six Characters in Search of an Author"—with five students playing slightly tweaked versions of themselves—Nov. 3-11.

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Goldberg Lecturer to offer ‘bird’s eye view’ of Roman art

Oct. 27, 2017—Bettina Bergmann, a leading expert on Greek and Roman art who creates three-dimensional models to explore the visual and intellectual world of the ancient Romans, will speak at Cohen Hall Nov. 2.

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