"Alcove House" in the north wall of Frijoles Canyon at Bandelier National Monument contains this kiva and ruins of cavate features. Photo by David Halpern

Monument Man: David Halpern Photographs His Way through Bandelier National Monument

Halpern, a 12-time National Park Service artist-in-residence, is currently working at Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico.

One Alumni Family, Three Different Vanderbilt Admissions Experiences

One Alumni Family, Three Different Vanderbilt Admissions Experiences

Being denied admission to Vanderbilt was more painful for us than our kid’s first trip to the emergency room. We agreed to write this in the hope that our family’s story might be helpful to some fellow alums.

Blair’s Audition Weekend Helps Applicants Find the Right Fit

Blair’s Audition Weekend Helps Applicants Find the Right Fit

To help smooth the application and audition process for prospective students, Blair adopted the online tool Decision Desk, which allows applicants to upload a video audition, as well as letters of recommendation from music instructors.

Kate Lupton: Vanderbilt’s First Female Graduate

Kate Lupton: Vanderbilt’s First Female Graduate

Founded for the education of young men, Vanderbilt from its earliest days allowed a handful of women to attend classes as “listeners.” In 1879, 20-year-old Kate Lupton silently broke the gender barrier when she received her diploma in private for a master of arts degree.


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Lina Granados, right,
and teammate Daniela
Montoya in the players
tunnel during the World
Cup match against

The Call-Up: Colombia native Lina Granados realizes World Cup dream

Although Granados spent most of her childhood in the U.S., she is acutely aware of the discrimination female soccer players face in her home country. She hopes the recent success of the Colombia women’s team at the World Cup will change some minds.

Pharmacist Clarence H. Taylor in the dispensary of Vanderbilt Hospital Unit S, Nevers, France, 1918

Readers’ Letters, Summer 2015

GayNelle Doll, an editor of Vanderbilt publications for nearly 30 years—the last eight as editor of Vanderbilt Magazine—retired at the end of March. In response to her final Editor’s Letter in the Spring 2015 issue, many readers wrote to wish her well. Here’s a sampling.

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, right, speaks with U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-Tenn.) at Vanderbilt’s congressional reception 
in Washington, D.C., 

Zeppos Discusses Funding, Regulation in D.C.

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos visited with members of Congress in Washington, D.C., June 8–9 to encourage members to reach a budget agreement that allows for additional discretionary funding for important priorities such as research and education.

Women’s Tennis Wins NCAA Championship

Women’s Tennis Wins NCAA Championship

The Vanderbilt women’s tennis team claimed its first-ever national title by defeating UCLA 4–2 in the NCAA Championship match May 19. The victory marked only the third time in school history that Vanderbilt has won an NCAA national championship.



The Commencement ceremony capped two days of activities for graduates and their guests, including the Senior Day speech by Walter Isaacson, author and former chairman and CEO of CNN. In all, the university awarded 1,644 undergraduate and 2,212 graduate and professional degrees this year.