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Open House Today

EDITOR’S LETTER By GayNelle Doll   Let’s say you’ve lived for quite some time in a custom-built home you really like and a neighborhood you love. Through the years this house has become a beloved gathering place with great memories in every room. Sure, the place could use a facelift—trim backRead More

Dead Aim

Dead Aim

BY CINDY THOMSEN James Patterson, MA’70, breathes rare air. His books line the walls in airport shops. They’re tucked into beach bags amid the towels and sunscreen. They’re on sidewalk kiosks and bedside tables around the world. In 2010 he sold more books than John Grisham, Stephen King and DanielleRead More

Collective Memory: Through History’s Lens

Collective Memory: Through History’s Lens

BY ROB HAMMOND, BA’71 When I was in sixth grade, John F. Kennedy became one of my boyhood heroes. During his 1960 campaign he came to my hometown of LaGrange, Ga., after giving a speech at FDR’s Little White House in Warm Springs. The motorcade came through LaGrange on its wayRead More

Birdie Boogie

Professional golfer and Vanderbilt alumnus Brandt Snedeker, BA’03, climbed into the top 10 of the world rankings for the first time in his career last fall. The Nashville native jumped eight spots to No. 10 after winning the Tour Championship at Atlanta’s East Lake Golf Club Sept. 23. It wasRead More

P.O.V.: A Lesson Before Dying

BY Blake Hall, BA’04   From July 2006 to September 2007, I led an elite platoon in Iraq that hunted high-level insurgent leaders. Sectarian violence ravaged the country during our 15-month tour. With the help of the American invasion, Shi’a Arabs, long repressed in Iraq even though they represented aRead More