Author: Seth Robertson
Oct. 5, 2016—When Vanderbilt’s Graduate School relocated to Alumni Hall earlier this year, it was more than just a routine move from one office space to another. In a broader sense, it also represented a shift in philosophy—away from the more traditional notion of graduate education and toward a more holistic approach that better equips students for today’s fast-changing and heavily interconnected world.
Sep. 30, 2016—Astrophysicist Jedidah Isler joined Beyoncé, LeBron James and Serena Williams as a member of The Root’s 100 List of Black Influencers, and Money highlighted law professor Jennifer Shinall’s research in an article about Donald Trump’s controversial comments toward a former Miss Universe. Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Sept. 26.
May. 9, 2016—Sam Reilly does some of his best thinking when he’s out for a run with his Vanderbilt cross-country teammates. It is one of the rare moments in his busy schedule when he can stretch his mind along with his legs.
Sep. 29, 2015—A week before the start of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Lina Granados figured she’d be watching the games like most everybody else around the globe—comfortably parked in front of a TV. The standout Vanderbilt soccer defender had come tantalizingly close to representing her home country of Colombia in the tournament, making it as...
Aug. 18, 2015—Students who are the first in their families to graduate from college defy easy categorization. Nearly 40 percent of undergraduates at four-year colleges in the U.S. are the children of parents who did not attend college, transcending clear lines of race, geography and gender. And while the median household income of first-generation students tends to lag behind their classmates at...
Jul. 31, 2015—Vanderbilt Magazine spoke to several members of the Commodore community about their experiences as the first in their families to graduate from college. Here are the stories they shared.
Apr. 29, 2015—It’s safe to say that Dan McNeill, Ted Moock and Augie Phillips always will remember what they were doing on Dec. 17, 2014. That evening they tuned in to NBC to watch the Melodores, a student a cappella group, compete on "The Sing-Off" holiday special.
Apr. 28, 2015—Oliver Luckett, BA’96, never saw it coming. When he stepped off the curb to cross the busy San Francisco street, the taxi cab was moving much too fast for him to react. And in the blink of an eye, his life was never the same.
Apr. 21, 2015—Ballard currently is organizing BCAN’s inaugural Walk for Bladder Cancer in Nashville, which will take place May 3 at Sevier Park and will feature several Vanderbilt teams.
Apr. 3, 2015—Professor of English Roy Gottfried is stepping down as Vanderbilt's faculty marshal after many years of service at Commencement.
Mar. 23, 2015—Kenneth Anderson and partner Linde LaChance finished 10th in junior pairs at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in January.
Mar. 23, 2015—Drawing upon his background in sports psychology, David Sacks, assistant professor of clinical psychiatry, often teaches students not just how to cope but how to excel under pressure, much like high-performing athletes.