Author: Missy Pankake
Aug. 10, 2016—Decked out in matching red “#BonnaGrannies” T-shirts and sparkly red and blue cowboy hats, the women, all in their late 80s and early 90s, pose for photos and take selfies with many of the 80,000 tattooed festival-goers one-fourth their ages.
Aug. 10, 2016—By the end of his first year, Donny Everett—Vanderbilt’s hard-throwing, right-handed pitcher—had already become one of the most beloved student-athletes on campus. Then, in early June, on the eve of the NCAA Regional tournament played on campus at Hawkins Field, the unthinkable happened. The Clarksville, Tennessee, native drowned at Normandy Lake, about 70 miles southeast of Nashville.
Aug. 10, 2016—Seven years ago Steve Kamb, BA’06, combined his love for geek culture with his longtime interest in fitness to create NerdFitness.com, an online resource for deskbound geeks like himself who wanted to get in shape.
Aug. 10, 2016—Professor Marshall Eakin discusses how the Zika epidemic, a divided political atmosphere and a weak economy are plaguing Brazil in the lead-up to the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Aug. 10, 2016—As senior vice president for artists and repertoire at Big Machine Label Group in Nashville, Jones represents a who’s who of music stars, including Taylor Swift, Florida Georgia Line, Reba McEntire, and popular newcomers such as Thomas Rhett.
Aug. 10, 2016—Last spring Carter Hawkins, BS’07, learned about Vanderbilt’s plans to upgrade its baseball facilities. He was among the first former student-athletes to contribute, pledging a leadership-level gift to the $10 million project that will renovate and enhance training areas in Memorial Gym and build out new operations and team spaces for students and coaches.
Aug. 10, 2016—Forty-six years ago Perry Brandt arrived at Vanderbilt for a seven-year experience that remarkably changed the trajectory of his life.
Aug. 10, 2016—Sure, you’ve heard of the Cronut®. It’s the half-croissant, half-doughnut that took the world by storm a few years ago. But have you ever wondered why you’ve heard of it? It’s because of innovative attorneys like Candice Cook Simmons, who received her law degree from Vanderbilt in 2003.
Aug. 10, 2016—Lois Gunden Clemens, MA’39, was honored posthumously by the Israeli government in January for her actions to save Jewish children during the Holocaust while establishing a refugee children’s home in southern France.
Aug. 10, 2016—In part because much of their work remains classified even after 70 years, the contributions of a group of young Vanderbilt physicists to the Manhattan Project have never received the level of recognition they deserve.
Hot Streak: Alumnus Temple Baker takes an unexpected career path after being discovered by director Richard Linklater
Jul. 28, 2016—Oscar-nominated director Richard Linklater cast Baker in his latest film, Everybody Wants Some!!—a “spiritual sequel” to his 1993 cult classic Dazed and Confused—about a college baseball team in Texas in the ’80s.
May. 12, 2016—In the fall of 1902, Dr. Charles Wardell Stiles, a zoologist with the U.S. Public Health Service, got a hunch that parasites were causing large swaths of the South’s rural poor to suffer an array of debilitating symptoms.