Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos thanked alumni Mary and Jim Sasser, a former Ambassador and U.S. Senator, for placing their historic papers at Vanderbilt. Zeppos said, “The University is only as great as what alumni do after they leave (a quote from Alexander Heard).  The Chancellor continued, “These (Sasser) papers go on a journey all the […]

Sen. Bob Corker

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, top Republican on Senate Foreign Relations, discussed the impact on Tennessee of America’s global leadership.  The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition hosted the event in Nashville.—photo by Dru Smith Fuller   Tennessee & trade:  U.S. Sen. Bob Corker recently addressed the global influence of the U.S. and how it matters to Tennessee. […]

Blanton Memorial

Long-time Tennessee Democratic leader Gladys Crain plans to erect a memorial to the late Gov. Ray Blanton. “People have been most generous with their donations,” Mrs. Crain told me. “The memorial is being erected in Adamsville.  We have the footing poured but we still need about $3,000 before we order the granite. Should anyone want […]

Fast Facts: Mourning the death of Trayvon Martin Support the Department of Justice We (TBCSL) will review TN Law Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators Statement on Florida vs. Zimmerman Verdict and Stand Your Ground Laws MEMPHIS, Tenn. (July 17, 2013) – The Tennessee Black Caucus released the following statement in response to the not […]

Jerry Martin [/caption] Civil rights attorney and Employment Lawyer George Barrett, and former United States Attorney Jerry Martin will hold a press conference tomorrow morning at their office. They will discuss their investigation of the circumstances of the mass termination of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) employees. According to press reports, nearly four hundred terminations […]


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