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The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University.
The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University.

VU History: Mayor John Cooper’s exit interview

Mayor John Cooper served as Nashville’s ninth mayor from 2019-23.
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Jaylan Sims
VU History Cover. (Hustler Multimedia/Jaylan Sims)

Businessman and Nashville Mayor John Cooper (MBA ’85) announced in January that he would not be running for re-election for the seat of Nashville mayor. In this exclusive sit-down interview, Cooper gets candid with VU History Host Jaylan Sims about the lessons he’s learned during his tenure as Nashville’s ninth mayor and provides advice to Vanderbilt’s aspiring politicians.

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Jaylan Sims
Jaylan Sims, Podcasts Editor
Jaylan Sims ('26) is from Chattanooga, Tenn., majoring in communication studies and communication of science and technology with a minor in Jewish studies in the College of Arts & Science.  When not working for The Hustler, you can catch Jaylan aimlessly roaming around campus. He can be reached at [email protected]
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