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Readers’ Letters

Readers’ Letters

I enjoyed Seth Robertson’s article “Flight Path” in the Spring 2014 issue, which chronicled Doug Parker’s career culminating in his running the world’s largest airline, American Airlines Group. What a great accomplishment for Mr. Parker. It is very reassuring to have a Vanderbilt graduate [MBA’86] in such an important position.

Metzl on Mental Illness and Gun Violence

Metzl on Mental Illness and Gun Violence

After the horrific mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2011, a conservative commentator claimed that “guns don’t kill people—the mentally ill do.” Metzl believes this attitude is based on misconceptions about mental illness and violence that obscure larger issues about gun violence in America.

JOHN RUSSELL

Warren and Moore Colleges Open

Warren College and Moore College, the newest of Vanderbilt’s residential options, opened to upperclass students in August.

CAMILLE CHISHOLM/THE ISPOT

Tech Giants, Engineers to Create Standards for ‘Internet of Things’

A new group called the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)—which includes Vanderbilt engineers and researchers in the university’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS)—announced plans in March to create engineering standards for the “Internet of Things.”

Vanderbilt Sports Medicine trainer Michelle Johnson tends to an injury  during an Overton  High School baseball game. (JOE HOWELL)

Sports Medicine Provided Free to Area Schools

For more than 20 years, Vanderbilt Sports Medicine has maintained a relationship with Metro Nashville Public Schools to ensure excellent care is provided to local athletes. Vanderbilt is now the official sports medicine provider to all 15 Metro high schools.