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Institute Explores MOOCs and More

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) and other digital learning platforms are the focus of a new institute being launched this fall. The Institute for Digital Learning will be led by Douglas Fisher, associate professor of computer science and computer engineering at the School of Engineering. It will be housed inRead More


Those Lips, Those Eyes

Vanderbilt Libraries and two student groups that help adoptable dogs teamed up between final exams last spring. “Smooch a Pooch” offered students the opportunity to greet, hug and leash-walk dogs in need of loving homes. The event took place outside the Central Library. The student organization Rehabilitating Adoptable Dogs worksRead More

Mike Yastrzemski, BA’13, greets Assistant Coach Travis Jewett during player introductions at the June 3 game against Georgia Tech at Hawkins Field. With a 7–1 victory, the Commodores earned a berth into the NCAA Super Regionals. Yastrzemski scored twice. (Credit: Joe Howell)


Full Swing New facilities boost golf teams The Vanderbilt men’s and women’s golf teams will soon benefit from improvements at Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn. The $2.3 million project includes a new instruction facility with state-of-the-art hitting bays and a 4,900-square-foot varsity clubhouse that will house both the men’sRead More

Left to right: Edwin, Emily and Maureen Schloss (Credit: Daniel Dubois)

The Greater Good

Family’s Gift Expands Summer Study-Abroad Opportunities As Emily Schloss, BA’13, prepared to graduate earlier this year, her parents, Edwin and Maureen Schloss, began to think of ways to thank the Vanderbilt community for the opportunities afforded their daughter. “In 2009, Ed and I brought to Vanderbilt a bright, motivated teenagerRead More

Spencer and his daughter, Maddy, a Vanderbilt sophomore and member of the rowing team (Credit: SUSAN WOOG WAGNER)

Vanderbilt for Life

Alumni Association Board Adds New Members The Vanderbilt University Alumni Association Board of Directors welcomes seven new members. “Our new members are active alumni who generously donate time, treasure and talents to Vanderbilt and also represent the increasing diversity of our alumni population,” says Patti Early White, BA’76, chair ofRead More