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.”
MEDIA ADVISORY: Gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean; developers gather to predict future of Nashville’s commercial, residential markets
Mar. 6, 2017—Hosted by Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, the 8th Annual Construction Project Management Symposium on March 9 is titled “Nashville: Still the ‘It City.'"
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.
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.
Jun. 17, 2015—Mayor Karl Dean invites Nashvillians to spend June 27 at the city’s first-ever Open Streets Nashville festival, set to take place in the Gulch neighborhood. Open Streets festivals open stretches of city streets to people and close them to cars, encouraging participation in physical activity and healthy recreation.
May. 20, 2015—Nashville Mayor Karl Dean issued a city proclamation May 20 in honor of the Vanderbilt women’s tennis team’s NCAA Division I Championship title.
Apr. 30, 2015—Vanderbilt University achieved Diamond Level in the Healthy category of the 2014-15 Mayor’s Workplace Challenge.
Apr. 15, 2015—The "100 Miles with the Mayor" events will highlight infrastructure improvements during Karl Dean’s two terms in office that make it easier for people to be active and healthy.
Mar. 17, 2015—Mayor Karl Dean discussed the joys of reading with Metro Nashville Public School students at the March 14 meeting of Patterson RAPS (Read and Play Saturdays). The program, funded by a gift from best-selling author James Patterson, aims to instill a love of reading in participants.
Dec. 4, 2014—Vanderbilt’s annual Senior Leader Walk was held at the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center field house for the first time on Dec. 2.
Nov. 12, 2014—Jules White's new wayfinder app for iPhone and Android will provide photo-based, step-by-step directions for navigating Nashville's 1.2 million-square-foot, 16-acre Music City Center.
Sep. 16, 2014—A collaboration between Peabody College and the Nashville Public Library has created a new public library makerspace for area teens called Studio NPL.