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A Brother’s Gift

A Brother’s Gift

In the early summer of 2009, Ken Diehl started feeling poorly. He had been diagnosed with hypertension and IgA nephropathy—a kidney disease—several years earlier, but had been leading a normal life. For some reason, though, the disease became aggressive. “My kidneys were only functioning at about 7 or 8 percent,”Read More

Baby Keeping You Awake?

Baby Keeping You Awake?

KATIE PEIFER BARTLEY, BS’00 Bartley with Campbell (now 6), Rider (now 2) and Keller (now 4) Before her first child was born in 2005, Katie Peifer Bartley was terrified she’d never sleep again. She created a plan, though, and soon her daughter was, well, sleeping like a baby. After theRead More

The Power of Change

The Power of Change

GABRIELLE WESTBROOK, BA’11 Gabrielle Westbrook left her mark on Vanderbilt as a student. Today she’s leaving her mark on Washington, D.C., as a teacher. As a senior, she wrote the resolution adopted by Vanderbilt Student Government successfully urging the administration to suspend classes on Martin Luther King Jr. Day inRead More

First-Year Fantasies

First-Year Fantasies

I grew up in the Harry Potter generation. I dreamt of careening through forbidden forests on a bewitched broomstick and leading my house in a friendly game of Quidditch—probably akin to how previous generations imagined fighting droids (Star Wars), boldly going where no one has gone before (Star Trek), orRead More

True North

True North

I am a lucky girl. With the minor exception of once wishing I looked like Julie Christie, I have never wanted to be anyone but me. The best part is that I know why I am this way: I was raised by my Granny Jo. In 1966, when my ownRead More

Galloway Transitions from Dean to Full-Time Faculty

Galloway Transitions from Dean to Full-Time Faculty

You see Vanderbilt engineers very often moving into leadership positions. I think that’s because of the broader education they get at Vanderbilt.” —Dean Ken Galloway, Vanderbilt School of Engineering Ken Galloway, dean of Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering for 16 years, will transition to full-time faculty member July 1. Galloway isRead More

Board of Trust Approves Alumni Hall Renovations

Board of Trust Approves Alumni Hall Renovations

One of the most architecturally significant and underused buildings on campus is about to get a whole lot busier. The Vanderbilt Board of Trust’s Executive Committee has voted to begin significant renovations to Alumni Hall in order to create flexible spaces to support a wide range of activities. Increased studentRead More

Communication Initiative Touts Personalized Medicine

When the human genome was sequenced in 2003, scientists around the world turned their collective attention to discovering what roles genetic variation plays in human health and illness. Their goal: to use that knowledge to tailor disease treatment and prevention strategies based on an individual’s own DNA blueprint, a conceptRead More

Applications from All Regions Climb

Applications from All Regions Climb

Vanderbilt has received a record 28,306 undergraduate applications for the fall 2012 semester, 3,658 (15 percent) more than at the same time last year. The number of applications is up across all geographic regions and ethnic groups, says Douglas Christiansen, vice provost for enrollment and dean of admissions. All fourRead More

Student Scholars Win National Recognition

Three College of Arts and Science students have been selected as top scholars by prestigious national institutions. Katie Ullmann has been named a 2011 Udall Scholar in recognition of her past commitment to environmental issues and her demonstrated commitment to a career in the environmental field. An American studies majorRead More