Vanderbilt football’s SEC home opener against the Ole Miss Rebels will be Sept. 6 at Nashville’s LP Field.
Five years ago Washington, D.C., alumni began hosting Alternative Spring Break students for a potluck dinner while the students were in town for their projects. The gatherings—simply intended to connect similarly service-minded students and alumni—have spread nationally in popularity, as 13 chapters welcomed students for potlucks or game-watching parties in 2014.
Four of the longest-running fundraisers for Vanderbilt University Medical Center are also local Nashville traditions. Iroquois Steeplechase, the Music City Tennis Invitational (MCTI), Eve of Janus and Christmas Village collectively have contributed more than $20 million to VUMC.
The Vanderbilt Alumni Association’s New York City Chapter brought together 84 alumni and guests in February for a technology entrepreneurship panel featuring alumni involved with six tech startup companies.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation recently awarded Vanderbilt University more than $1.475 million to form the Mellon Partners for Humanities Education initiative, a partnership with Tennessee State University, Tougaloo College and Berea College.