Kathleen Smith, associate director of special collections for Vanderbilt’s Jean and Alexander Heard Library system, and her team occasionally find themselves on the receiving end of unique objects that have been passed along to the university, from vintage movie posters to—as in the case of items highlighted here—armaments and other war-themed matériel.
About a week after my first issue as editor of Vanderbilt Magazine came off the press, a wondrous, forgotten little device on my desk started to ring … and ring … and ring some more. In a world brimming with text messages, email and social media posts, I hadn’t fielded so many phone calls in perhaps a decade.
Share photos sporting your latest gear or simply flashing the ubiquitous thumb-and-forefingers “Go VU” sign. Just don’t forget the hashtag #Vandygram!
Before Vanderbilt football’s home opener each year, first-year students gather for a tailgate and then take off running across Dudley Field for the annual Anchor Dash.
To describe James Alexander Jr. as a self-motivated achiever doesn’t begin to scratch the surface of this remarkable young man who is enrolled in the dual-degree program offered by Vanderbilt Law School and Vanderbilt Divinity School.
The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt held a celebration Sept. 2 to mark the launch for construction of the hospital’s latest expansion, which will add four floors of new space atop the hospital’s existing structure.
Fourteen lucky students had some pretty great seats for the Sept. 25 Taylor Swift concert at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, thanks to Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos.
When the Class of 2015 walked across the Commencement stage in May, their steps were just the first along a lifetime path with Vanderbilt.
Alumni flock to Alumni Association chapter-sponsored Commodore Classrooms events to learn about the connection of the blues to the Carolinas or how robotics are giving mobility to the physically disabled.
Reprinted from the May/June 1970 issue of the Vanderbilt Alumnus, this is the last in a yearlong series celebrating the 100th anniversary of Vanderbilt Magazine.