Legendary Sports Journalists in a League of Their Own

Legendary Sports Journalists in a League of Their Own

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.

A Lake House Has Become a Beacon for Lifelong Friends

A Lake House Has Become a Beacon for Lifelong Friends

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.”

Durell Stone’s Architectural Vision Endures

Durell Stone’s Architectural Vision Endures

Much of the tranquil beauty that imbues today’s campus was engendered by architect Edward Durell Stone’s plan.

 

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Aerospace Club Wins NASA Rocketry Competition

Aerospace Club Wins NASA Rocketry Competition

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.

Elsie Quarterman in the Middle Tennessee cedar glades, 1948

Quarterman Was More Than a Biology Professor and Ecologist

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: Champion  of the First Amendment

John Seigenthaler: Champion of the First Amendment

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.

Lee Ann Hawkins and her family celebrate the Commodores’ win at the College World Series in June. Pictured from left are Julia Ann Hawkins, MEd’03, MSN’07; Elizabeth Hawkins, BA’86; Bill Hawkins, BS’82; Lee Ann Hawkins; Paul Benny Jr.; and Charlie Hawkins, who is a first-year student at Vanderbilt. (COURTESY THE HAWKINS FAMILY)

From College Crush to the College World Series, Lee Ann Hawkins Adores the ’Dores

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.

CHANCELLOR NICHOLAS S. ZEPPOS (JOE HOWELL)

Academic Strategic Plan Charts Vanderbilt’s Course

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.