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Nashville salutes the Class of 2020

May. 11, 2020—A downtown Nashville landmark was lit in Vanderbilt University colors the evening of May 8 to cap a day of celebration for the Class of 2020.

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‘Perry Wallace Way’ dedicated in honor of first African American varsity basketball player in the SEC

Feb. 24, 2020—More than 200 people gathered in front of Vanderbilt University’s Memorial Gym Feb. 22 for the dedication of Perry Wallace Way, the portion of 25th Avenue South recently named in honor of Vanderbilt trailblazer and Nashville native Perry Wallace, the first African American to play varsity basketball in the Southeastern Conference.

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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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Statement from Interim Chancellor Susan R. Wente on the Nashville mayoral election

Sep. 12, 2019—“On behalf of Vanderbilt University, we extend our congratulations to Mayor-Elect John Cooper on his decisive win,” said Vanderbilt University Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente. “We are looking forward to working with Mayor Cooper and his administration to continue building together on Nashville’s phenomenal success and growth. We also want to express our...

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