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Perry Wallace, Godfrey Dillard featured in new ‘Commodore Insider’ podcast

Sep. 30, 2016—Former Vanderbilt hoops players Perry Wallace and Godfrey Dillard discuss their trailblazing careers in the new Commodore Insider podcast.

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First-year students learn lessons on race and inclusion at 10th annual Lawson Lecture

Sep. 29, 2016—A reunion 50 years in the making made a significant impact on first-year students at the 10th annual Lawson Lecture Sept. 27, when Vanderbilt alumni Perry Wallace and Godfrey Dillard shared their stories of being young African American basketball recruits and students on campus in the late-1960s.

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10th Annual Lawson Lecture featuring Perry Wallace, Godfrey Dillard, and Andrew Maraniss

Sep. 27, 2016—Watch video of the 10th Annual Lawson Lecture featuring Perry Wallace, Godfrey Dillard, and Andrew Maraniss.

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Tickets available for ‘Strong Inside: Storytelling, Music and Performance’ Sept. 24

Sep. 21, 2016—Vanderbilt faculty and staff are invited to a performance event inspired by the 2016 Commons Reading "Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South" that will feature the book's author, Andrew Maraniss, and acclaimed singer-songwriter Marshall Chapman.

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Fine Arts Gallery exhibition examines era when ‘Vandy woke up’

Sep. 9, 2016—The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery presents “Race, Sports and Vanderbilt: 1966–1970,” which will showcase photographs, front pages from "The Tennessean," and related artifacts from this time period, beginning Friday, Sept. 23.

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Strong Inside: How Perry Wallace changed the course of SEC history

Sep. 1, 2016—Relentlessly courted by athletic powerhouses nationwide, Perry Wallace, BE’70, ultimately made the short trip across town to Vanderbilt—and changed the course of SEC history

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Reading, interactive technology gives students insight to African American athletics pioneer

Aug. 24, 2016—Faculty and staff at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons are kicking off the newly revised Vanderbilt Visions curriculum for first-year students with an interactive activity that will give students, faculty, staff and visitors to campus an opportunity to learn more about African American athletics pioneer and Vanderbilt alumnus Perry Wallace.

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Zeppos: SEC committed to combating close-mindedness

Mar. 10, 2016—Equality means opportunity, and it must be embedded in the entire fabric of higher education, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in an opinion piece published in "U.S. News & World Report" March 10.

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Next Steps students celebrate courage and dreams

Mar. 4, 2016—The students of Next Steps at Vanderbilt are this year’s recipient of the Perry Wallace Courage Award.

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School of Engineering recognizes students in athletics, Army and Navy ROTC

Mar. 1, 2016—For a third year, Dean Philippe Fauchet honored engineering student-athletes and Army and Navy ROTC students with a special dinner at the University Club, where they heard from alumni Perry Wallace and Sandra Cochran.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Next Steps program to receive Perry Wallace Courage Award; bloggers on hand to join celebration

Mar. 1, 2016—The Vanderbilt University athletics will present the Next Steps at Vanderbilt program with the Perry Wallace Courage Award on Tuesday.

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Engineering school announces 2016 alumni honorees, distinguished friend

Feb. 10, 2016—Vanderbilt engineering alumni Kendall Card and Perry E. Wallace Jr. will be inducted into the School of Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni at a special event in April. S. Shankar Sastry will be inducted as a member of the school’s Circle of Distinguished Friends.

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