For the second year in a row, students from Vanderbilt’s Aerospace Club won NASA’s annual Student Launch rocketry competition, beating out teams from 31 other universities, including Cornell, Northwestern and Notre Dame.
In the Jean and Alexander Heard Library exhibit The Golden Age of Sports Journalism: Grantland Rice and Fred Russell, baseball takes center stage, as it has all summer at Vanderbilt.
As we have traversed these past 10 years after college, each relationship plays a part in our lives, whether as an active participant or as a meaningful memory. Through these interactions we may find a few people who link themselves intricately to our lives—those rare “lifelong friends.”
New books from Vanderbilt writers
The contributions of Quarterman and her graduate students to our understanding of the Middle Tennessee cedar glade ecosystem and the comeback of the critically endangered Tennessee coneflower are just part of her well-deserved legacy.
John Seigenthaler died July 11 at the age of 86 after a life that saw him serve as special assistant to U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy; suffer a brutal beating by segregationists while attempting to aid 1960s Freedom Riders; become a founding editor of what is now one of the nation’s largest newspapers, USA Today; and win the respect and admiration of generations.
As a first-year student at Vanderbilt in 1951, Lee Ann Allen sat on the hillside and watched senior Charlie Hawkins pitch for the Commodores. There were no dugouts and no stands, just simple wooden benches for each team. She fell in love with Charlie—Vanderbilt’s first All-SEC baseball player—and then with Vanderbilt baseball.
Vanderbilt’s Academic Strategic Plan, which will guide university investments in faculty recruitment, capital planning, academic programs and philanthropic priorities during the next decade, was unveiled by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos Aug. 21 at the Fall Faculty Assembly.