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Titans Turf

Titans Turf

Vanderbilt football’s SEC home opener against the Ole Miss Rebels will be Sept. 6 at Nashville’s LP Field.

Current students and Washington, D.C.-area alumni gathered at the home of Jodie Leeka (back row, fifth from left) in March to talk about their shared interests in Alternative Spring Break. (AARON CLAMAGE)

Alternative Spring Break: The Sequel

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.

Time-Honored Events Put the ‘Fun’ in Fundraising

Time-Honored Events Put the ‘Fun’ in Fundraising

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.

Jennifer Acuff, BA’07; Jacqueline Kurdziel, BA’06; Chris Kurdziel, BS’06; and Alex Quintana, BA’05, MSF’06 (SHIA LEVITT)

Silicon Alley Alumni Tell All

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.

Mellon Grant Forms Humanities Alliance

Mellon Grant Forms Humanities Alliance

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.