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Reunion 2011 Recap; Volunteers Needed for Reunion 2012

Reunion 2011 Recap; Volunteers Needed for Reunion 2012

If your graduating class year ends in 2 or 7, then you’re having a Reunion in 2012—and we need your help to ensure it’s a huge success! Please volunteer today to serve on a Reunion class committee. Contact the Reunion Weekend office for more information at (615) 322-6034 or reunion@vanderbilt.edu.

Unstoppable

Unstoppable

Franklin-Era Football Off to Great Start

Franklin-Era Football Off to Great Start

The first year of the James Franklin-coached Vanderbilt football saga got off to an exciting start as the Commodores finished the regular season with a 6–6 record, two SEC wins, and a postseason bowl berth. Franklin was named head coach of the Vanderbilt football program in December 2010 following back-to-backRead More

Women’s Cross Country Team Wins SEC Championship

Women’s Cross Country Team Wins SEC Championship

The Vanderbilt women’s cross country team ran away with its first Southeastern Conference championship during October in Maryville, Tenn. Five Commodores finished in the top nine for a total of 30 points, far ahead of second-place Arkansas. It was the first time since 1989 that a school other than Arkansas,Read More

Sports Roundup

Sports Roundup

Hall of Fame: 2011 Inductees Nine Commodores joined the Class of 2011 Vanderbilt Athletics Hall of Fame: Lamar Alexander, BA’62, track and field; Tyler Griffin, BA’06, women’s soccer; Carl Hinkle, BA’38, football; John R. Ingram, MBA’86, lifetime achievement; Peter Lamb, BA’80, men’s tennis; David Latimer, BA’98, cross country; Scotti Madison,Read More

Laxabunga*

Laxabunga*

*laxabunga (lak sǝ buή´ gǝ) exclam. [slang] used as an exclamation of delight and laxifaction by laxers (lacrosse players). See also laxaholic. Ally Carey grew up with a soccer ball attached to her foot.Following in her soccer-oriented father’s footsteps, she played the sport all the way through high school. AtRead More

Beyond Theory

Beyond Theory

By Rob Simbeck Bob Whaley gets excited about the place where research and the marketplace collide. In fact, it’s an intersection that goes to the heart of his professional life. “I don’t believe in theory for theory’s sake,” says the Valere Blair Potter Professor of Finance at the Vanderbilt OwenRead More

Why I Love Vanderbilt

Why I Love Vanderbilt

During the spring of my senior year of high school, as I sallied forth ready to do battle with everything life threw my way, one herculean task remained: my college choice. I had been admitted to Yale but was awaiting scholarship notifications from other universities—including Vanderbilt’s College of Arts andRead More

The Three Lives of Kissam Hall

The Three Lives of Kissam Hall

When Vanderbilt opened its doors in 1875, there were no dormitories on campus and no plans for any—ever. On the contrary, the initial catalog specifically stated that dormitories were thought to be “injurious to both morals and manners” of young men. The catalog went on to say that it wasRead More

Doctor in the House

Doctor in the House

Dr. Kyla Terhune walks briskly along the corridors of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, dashing between her last surgery of the day in the O.R. and her first afternoon patient in The Vanderbilt Clinic. With long curly hair pulled back in a ponytail, the tall, slender surgeon still wears her surgicalRead More