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State Legislature honors Vanderbilt athlete, civil rights pioneer Perry Wallace

Apr. 11, 2018—The Tennessee General Assembly unanimously passed a joint resolution honoring the memory of Vanderbilt alumnus Perry Wallace on April 11. Wallace, who grew up in North Nashville, integrated Vanderbilt varsity basketball in 1966 and made history on Dec. 2, 1967, as the first African American basketball player to compete in a varsity game in the Southeastern Conference.

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Love and Malloy honored as Divinity and GDR Distinguished Alumni/ae

Nov. 17, 2016—The Rev. Harold Love Jr. and the Rev. Edward "Monk" Malloy were praised for their commitment to social justice as they were awarded the 2016 Divinity School and GDR Distinguished Alumni/ae awards.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Vanderbilt Poll news conference is May 19

May. 10, 2016—Reporters are invited to a May 19 news conference unveiling the results of the latest Vanderbilt Poll-Tennessee

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Policymakers: Teachers’ input is vital

May. 9, 2016—Tennessee lawmakers encouraged aspiring teachers to use their unique perspective to impact education policy decisions during a panel discussion May 5.

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Vanderbilt hosts 109th General Assembly at Jan. 19 reception

Jan. 21, 2016—Vanderbilt hosted a reception Jan. 19 to honor the members of the 109th General Assembly. State legislators, staff members and other state government officials mingled with Vanderbilt representatives during the event at the Tennessee State Museum.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: New Vanderbilt Poll results to be discussed May 13 at Vanderbilt

May. 6, 2015—Results from the new Vanderbilt Poll will be discussed at a news conference May 13 in the Student Life Center.

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Vanderbilt strengthens relationships across state at Day on the Hill

Apr. 1, 2015—Vanderbilt hosted a Day on the Hill breakfast reception for state legislators and staff members March 31 and showcased Vanderbilt's significant impact in each of Tennessee's 95 counties. The Melodores also performed.

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