Author: Missy Pankake
Nov. 20, 2016—Of the approximately 1,100 assistant coaches in major-college football, only three are Vanderbilt graduates. One of those three, Chris Marve, BS’11, has returned to coach at his alma mater.
Nov. 20, 2016—Many people leaving prison face insurmountable barriers to obtaining basic necessities like housing, employment and driver’s licenses. Despite the types of offenses on their record, the length of time that has lapsed since their last offense, or overwhelming evidence that they have reformed, their criminal history often is the only thing that matters.
Nov. 20, 2016—When your roster of 11 consists of student-athletes from four continents, you can’t always assume everyone is speaking the same language—so to speak.
Nov. 20, 2016—Senior Bradley Faskowitz, a resident adviser in Murray House, snaps a selfie with Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos (center) and first-year students John Kim, Cortez Johnson and Jasper Lee during Move-In Day in August.
Nov. 20, 2016—Storey, a self-described art fanatic who has worked as a writer and television, film and news producer in Hollywood for the past 15 years, embarked on a national book tour last spring to promote her debut novel. In April she stopped at the Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt Bookstore for a signing and reading—coincidentally on the same weekend that a film she helped produce, called Broke*, was screened at the Nashville Film Festival.
Nov. 20, 2016—As vice president of development for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Olympia Ammon, BS’96, knows the impact that financial support can have on an organization.
Nov. 20, 2016—Robert Wallace Brockman, a research biochemist who devoted nearly four decades of his life to the understanding of cancer-cell resistance to chemotherapy, died April in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was 91.
Nov. 20, 2016—Peggy Ann Brainerd Way, a scholar in pastoral care and the first woman appointed to a full-time position on the Vanderbilt Divinity School faculty, died July 9 in Nashville after a brief battle with cancer. She was 84. Way accepted a position in pastoral theology at Vanderbilt Divinity School in 1977 from then-Dean Sallie McFague,...
Nov. 20, 2016—MEMORIAL HALL On Aug. 15, 1955, a young woman donned in academic regalia was ready to graduate from George Peabody College and become the first African American ever to do so. She deliberately sought out a classmate to take a picture of her standing on the steps of Confederate Hall. Later, when the film was...
Nov. 20, 2016—Although generations of alumni may be lamenting the passing of the old Vanderbilt and Barnard residence halls along Alumni Lawn, there’s plenty of interest and excitement about the new facilities under construction.
Nov. 20, 2016—Each fall students from Vanderbilt’s theatre department team up with members of the Student Alumni Board, an on-campus organization that fosters ties between current undergraduates and Vanderbilt alumni, to host the Legends Tour.
Nov. 20, 2016—In April, when the fiscal separation of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center was completed, Larry Marnett—the University Professor of Biochemistry, Chemistry and Pharmacology and Mary Geddes Stahlman Professor of Cancer Research—assumed a new role as the School of Medicine’s first dean of basic sciences, reporting directly to the provost.