Sep. 15, 2003—Vanderbilt University's Spirit of Gold Marching Band is used to maintaining a diverse repertoire. They entertain the fans during football games at Dudley Field with everything from Vanderbilt's traditional fight song to standards to pop favorites, such as Queen's We Will Rock You and Jimmy Eat World's The Middle--all in the spirit of connecting with the crowd.
Sep. 12, 2003—Chancellor Gordon Gee's Sept. 9 announcement to restructure Vanderbilt's athletics program has garnered the support of NCAA President Myles Brand and drawn national media attention. Read some of the coverage.Link to NCAA news releaseLink to Morning Edition interview with Chancellor GeeLink to Tennessean interview with Vice Chancellor David WilliamsLink to Chicago Sun Times editorialLink to Tennessean editorialLink to USA Today editorialLink to Washington Post articleLink to ESPN.com articleLink to Fresno Bee editorial
Sep. 10, 2003—David Williams II, vice chancellor for student life and university affairs at Vanderbilt University, has been appointed chair of the Legal Education Committee of the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section of the American Bar Association.
Sep. 9, 2003—Vanderbilt University administrators, faculty, staff and students are invited to a series of campus events Thursday to mark the second anniversary of the Sept. 11 tragedy.
Sep. 8, 2003—National leaders in the field of service-learning will meet with Vanderbilt administrators Sept. 12 to discuss ongoing efforts to fully integrate the University's distinguished service-learning program into the classroom.
Sep. 5, 2003—Sirens on the Vanderbilt University campus will wail at noon Saturday, Sept. 6, as the university conducts its quarterly test of the system designed to warn the campus of imminent danger from tornadoes or violent storms.
Sep. 4, 2003—Vanderbilt University Medical Center will be one of six Southeastern universities to lead a new consortium to study microbes that could be used in a bioterrorist attack.
Sep. 4, 2003—Alain Connes, widely considered to be one of the three most influential living mathematicians, has accepted a position of distinguished professor at Vanderbilt, enabling the University to become a base for training new mathematicians to fill the ranks left vacant by a retiring generation of scholars.
Sep. 3, 2003—The inaugural Curb Lecture sponsored by Vanderbilt's Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy will feature Leonard Garment, president of the National Jazz Museum planned for Harlem, who will demystify the business of the arts and call for a new model of collaboration between non-profit arts organizations and the entertainment industry.
RACE AND ATHLETICS FACTOR IN KOBE BRYANT CASE Vanderbilt University researcher says many star athletes able to transcend race until they make a public mistake
Aug. 29, 2003—The public's view of top athletes such as Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods is that these men are athletes first and black men second, according to Tony N. Brown, assistant professor of sociology at Vanderbilt University.
Aug. 29, 2003—Two busloads of University of Mississippi students will arrive in Nashville today to join approximately 100 Vanderbilt students in a weekend of student fellowship and volunteerism. The second "Sports and Service: A Winning Tradition" will take place today and Saturday at seven service sights around Nashville and on the Vanderbilt campus.
Aug. 27, 2003—In its annual guide to business schools, Business 2.0 magazine has included the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University on its list of "25 of the best business schools anywhere."
Aug. 25, 2003—When the Vanderbilt Commodores squared off on the gridiron against the University of Mississippi last September, members of both teams no doubt had on their most intimidating game faces. The scene was a contrast to just a day before, when Vanderbilt and Mississippi students congenially worked side by side at various volunteer sites around the Oxford, Miss., community.
Aug. 25, 2003—One of Vanderbilt University Medical Center LifeFlight helicopters made a precautionary landing last night at Nashville International Airport after one of the pilots heard a loud noise.
Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Tests Experimental Drug That Could Save Babies and Prevent Super Germs
Aug. 25, 2003—A new drug being tested at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit might have the power to cut the hospital stay of tiny premature babies, increase survival rates, and address the growing problem of super germs in the nation's neonatal intensive care units, all at the same time.