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Left to right: Price, Tsoubanos, Athletics Director David Williams, Bender, Schmittou and Fosnes (JOE HOWELL)

Hall of Famers: Class of 2015 Inducted

Vanderbilt announces nine additions to its Athletic Hall of Fame for 2015, representing the best of Vanderbilt’s athletic history.

Double Take: Simone Charley Stands Out on Two Vanderbilt Teams

Double Take: Simone Charley Stands Out on Two Vanderbilt Teams

Charley, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, and the cousin of former Vanderbilt football player Damien Charley, BS’99, came to Vanderbilt on a soccer scholarship but is even more accomplished in the triple-jump. She finished fourth in the nation at the Indoor NCAA Championships last March and, three months later, followed up with a third-place finish at the Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

Readers’ Letters, Winter 2016

Readers’ Letters, Winter 2016

The P.O.V. essay written by Mallory McDuff, BS’88, about her experience in Professor Vereen Bell’s freshman writing class resonated deeply within the Vanderbilt alumni community and beyond. A Facebook post about the piece generated more than 35,000 page views of the story online. It also sparked plenty of memories that people shared on social media.

West House Wins the Commons Alumni Challenge

West House Wins the Commons Alumni Challenge

During the weeks leading up to Reunion and Homecoming Weekend, the Classes of 2012–15 made a positive impact for Vanderbilt with a challenge based on their lasting house ties: The Commons Alumni Challenge. The competition rewarded the house with the highest percentage of alumni giving participation.

One of the remaining faded roadside signs for the once-famous attraction (PHILLIP B. TUCKER)

See Wonder Cave: Will, Robert and Melville’s Excellent Adventure

In 1897 two Vanderbilt students summering just south of Nashville on the Cumberland Plateau made an accidental discovery that eventually would draw millions of Americans to a vast subterranean world during much of the 20th century.

Buzzer Beater: Luke Kornet Took One Last Shot at Playing College Basketball and Scored Big at Vanderbilt

Buzzer Beater: Luke Kornet Took One Last Shot at Playing College Basketball and Scored Big at Vanderbilt

Kornet nearly escaped notice by college recruiters nationwide in 2013. Today he is a top player in the SEC and a likely NBA pick.

Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Megan Barry, MBA’93, Takes Reins as Nashville’s First Woman Mayor

Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Megan Barry, MBA’93, Takes Reins as Nashville’s First Woman Mayor

Megan Barry was elected as Nashville’s first woman mayor this fall in a hotly contested race that drew national media attention. Vanderbilt Magazine sat down with the new mayor to talk about the election process, her connection with Vanderbilt, and what she hopes to accomplish.

Reese Witherspoon gives a talk to an intimate gathering of students in Averbuch Auditorium at the Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management. (JOE HOWELL)

Close-Up: Actress Reese Witherspoon opens up to Vanderbilt business students about starting a new retail store in Nashville—and balancing the rest of her life

Actress Reese Witherspoon recently spoke with students at Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management about opening her new retail store—Draper James—in Nashville.

Vanderbilt For Life: Learning and Adventure Don’t End with Graduation

Vanderbilt For Life: Learning and Adventure Don’t End with Graduation

Vanderbilt Alumni Association chapters currently exist in 37 U.S. cities and five international locations—the newest one in Japan—and offer a range of activities to help keep Vanderbilt’s 135,000 alumni connected to each other and to the university.

Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld: Proud to Serve

Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld: Proud to Serve

Vanderbilt physician Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld, a commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve and a combat veteran, has made news more than once by advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) issues.