Author: Seth Robertson
Jun. 18, 2014—Larry Zwiebel’s research, which is supported by an $11 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and more than $5 million in grant funds from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), focuses on preventing mosquitoes from feeding on humans.
Flight Path: A highflying merger has put Doug Parker, MBA’86, at the controls of the world’s largest airline
Jun. 15, 2014—Doug Parker, MBA'86, ascended to the top spot of the world’s largest airline following a 2013 merger between American Airlines and US Airways. His journey has been anything but a direct flight.
Apr. 22, 2014—Seniors Domonique Bragg and Cody Stothers, who both hail from rural Arkansas, followed a similar path to Vanderbilt.
Apr. 14, 2014—In many ways Willie Geist was born to be on television. The co-host of NBC’s Today show and MSNBC’s Morning Joe is blessed with the good looks and self-assurance that one might associate with, say, a football or basketball team captain—which he was, incidentally, for both sports at his high school in Ridgewood, N.J. Yet there is also something...
Mar. 12, 2014—Paired with former Australian pro Mark Philippoussis at the Necker Cup, Trista Fredell played against some of tennis’ biggest stars, including John McEnroe.
Mar. 7, 2014—Willie Geist is a natural on camera because he comes by it honestly. His father, Bill, is a longtime Emmy Award-winning correspondent for CBS News, and some of the younger Geist’s earliest memories have to do with his dad’s profession.
Feb. 19, 2014—The Vanderbilt coaches mural on the corner of West End and 28th avenues has gotten a much-anticipated face-lift.
Dec. 2, 2013—Long before there was a Student Recreation Center or any of the adjacent outdoor facilities, Sam Hirt was doing what he could to promote sports activities on campus.
Dec. 2, 2013—Debate Annoying Family Members like a Pro This Holiday Season This holiday season we all can count on a few things to mark the occasion. Families will gather, turkey will be served, and perhaps most dependable of all, arguments will erupt. At least one person always seems to be at the table—let’s call him “Uncle...
Oct. 4, 2013—As he embarks on his tenure as dean, Eric Johnson is mindful of keeping the Owen Graduate School of Management’s close-knit culture central to the school’s mission.
Aug. 9, 2013—Tiffiny Tung, associate professor of anthropology, is on familiar terms with the dead. She may not know their names, but she can tell you a surprising amount of information about how they lived—and even, on occasion, how they died. That they drew their last breaths more than 1,000 years ago makes it all the more...
Aug. 9, 2013— If Kristen Findley had gotten her wish, she might never have set foot on a track, or at least not to compete. Growing up near the snow-capped mountains of Boise, Idaho, she dreamt of becoming a downhill skier one day. She was so taken with the idea, just about the only thing that could...