• From R&D to Rx
  • Traci Daberko
  • Morning Son
  • Study in Black and Gold
  • Need to Know: Q&A with Jon Meacham
  • Ties That Bind
  • Wilda Tinsley’s students at  the Centennial Club, May 21, 1964: (from left) Helen Norris, Dottie Diveley, Elizabeth  Ann Dittes, Connie Heard  and Anna Johannaber (Courtesy of Connie Heard)
What Lies Between

What Lies Between

Fritz Eichenberg’s technical expertise in the difficult and now somewhat obscure medium of wood engraving, combined with his discerning eye and passion for literature, does more than illustrate words on a page.

Ties That Bind

Ties That Bind

My dad used to tell me I took things for granted, especially on my birthday or Christmas. I always thought he was just a party pooper. But of course, you should never ignore what a wise Chinese man has to say.

Gregg Hecimovich (Christina Geiger)

Searching for Hannah

Gregg Hecimovich, MA’93, PhD’97, began searching a decade ago for clues to the true identity of Hannah Crafts, author of a compelling story about a house slave who escaped to freedom.

Wilda Tinsley’s students at  the Centennial Club, May 21, 1964: (from left) Helen Norris, Dottie Diveley, Elizabeth  Ann Dittes, Connie Heard  and Anna Johannaber (Courtesy of Connie Heard)

Remembrance of Lessons Past

When Blair Academy of Music first opened its doors in the fall of 1964, I was a violin student of Wilda Tinsley [MMus’43], having lessons in a beautiful old house on West End Avenue. I still remember my first lesson with Miss Tinsley at the new school on 18th Avenue.

 

Other News

James Dickey, left, and Burt Reynolds chat during the filming of Deliverance in 1971. Dickey appeared in the film as the sheriff of the fictitious town of Aintry, while Reynolds played Lewis, the hard-edged Atlanta suburbanite whose canoe trip with his friends ends in tragedy. (Everett Collection)

Readers’ Letters

It was a special treat to find in your latest issue the article by Bronwen Dickey about her father, James Dickey, BA’49, MA’50. She nailed him and that entire era of Deliverance.

At the 2012 Necker Cup, Trista Fredell was paired with former pro Mark Philippoussis, who won 11 titles during his career. (Amy Trahant/TakeAimPhotography.com

Memory Serves

Paired with former Australian pro Mark Philippoussis at the Necker Cup, Trista Fredell played against some of tennis’ biggest stars, including John McEnroe.

Know Your Vanderbilts

Know Your Vanderbilts

With this handy cheat sheet, get ready to dazzle your friends the next time somebody asks which Vanderbilt family members had ties to your alma mater.

Lasting Impact

Lasting Impact

The theme for this year’s Impact Symposium, set for March 17–19, is “Exploring Our Contemporary Civil Rights and Responsibilities.” Speakers include Gen. Colin Powell, former U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), and former U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine).

Aaron Clamage

Through a Glass, Darkly

The earthquake that rocked the Washington, D.C., area Aug. 23, 2011, left the National Cathedral with $26 million worth of damage, which will take years to fix.