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Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. (photo by Joe Howell)

Obituary: Dr. Levi Watkins Jr., MD’70, Soldier for Diversity

Dr. Levi Watkins Jr., a renowned Baltimore cardiac surgeon, champion of racial equality and diversity, and the first African American to be admitted to and graduate from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM), died April 11, 2015, from complications after suffering a stroke. He was 70. When Watkins walked throughRead More

Obituary: William L. Garrison, BS’46, MA’47, Transportation Innovator

Obituary: William L. Garrison, BS’46, MA’47, Transportation Innovator

William L. Garrison was known early in his career for revitalizing the field of geography through greater scientific thinking and methods, which led to increased use of computerized statistical techniques in geographical research. He died Feb. 1, 2015, in Lafayette, California, at the age of 90. He was the sonRead More

MLB Pitcher David Price among Alumni Honored

MLB Pitcher David Price among Alumni Honored

Four outstanding alumni known for their service to the university, service to others, and for their professional accomplishments have been chosen by the Vanderbilt University Alumni Association Board of Directors to receive alumni awards in 2015.

GORDON STUDER

New Turner Family Center Established

The Cal Turner Family Foundation has committed nearly $1.2 million over five years to establish the Turner Family Center for Social Ventures at Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management.

ROY SCOTT

Vanderbilt’s $8.9 Billion Impact on Tennessee

Vanderbilt University contributed $8.9 billion to the health of Tennessee’s economy during 2013–14, according to a biennial independent economic analysis titled “Vital Stats.”