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Spring 2018

The Bank That Built the Owen School: A small but mighty Nashville investment bank played a vital role in founding Vanderbilt’s business school

Sep. 6, 2018—Equitable Securities Corp., a municipal bonds dealer founded in Nashville during the Great Depression, helped launch what eventually became Vanderbilt's Owen Graduate School of Management.

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Anchor Man: Nicholas S. Zeppos marks 10 years as Vanderbilt’s chancellor

Jun. 8, 2018—Ten years into his role as chancellor, Nicholas S. Zeppos has no plans to slow Vanderbilt’s rapid progress—and he wants to bring the rest of higher education along for the ride.

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Chancellor’s Letter: Education Evangelists

Jun. 8, 2018—Beyond the shadow of a doubt, college remains the surest path to securing a good job, high-quality health care and enjoying a reasonable measure of stability for yourself and your family.

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Good Day Sunshine: Vanderbilt alumni pour their energy into solar power

Jun. 8, 2018—Solar power appears ready for its moment in the sun after decades of unfulfilled promise, and several Vanderbilt alumni are leading the way to ensure that solar is not just a feel-good energy source but an economically viable one as well.

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The Climate Change Gap: Government alone cannot slow global warming. The private sector must do its part as well.

Jun. 8, 2018—Following the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, the private sector must step up its efforts in the fight against global warming, write professors Michael Vandenbergh and Jonathan Gilligan.

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Farm to Table: Peabody’s Knapp Farm was an early experiment in sustainability

Jun. 8, 2018—Sustainability has become a buzzword in recent years, used to describe everything from economics to transportation. But at its root, the concept has to do with stewarding natural resources responsibly. When George Peabody College for Teachers first moved to its current location in 1914, across from Vanderbilt, no one talked about sustainability. Yet the idea became...

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Met School: An unlikely spot in Lincoln Center acknowledges Rockefeller support of Vanderbilt University

Jun. 8, 2018—  By Dr. John Sergent, BA’63, MD’66 In 1972 I moved to New York City with my wife, Carole, BA’63, and our two young daughters to do a fellowship in rheumatology. A few months after we moved, we met Francis Robinson, a fellow Vanderbilt alumnus (BA’32, MA’33) who was then the assistant manager of the...

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Constant Content: Q&A with Kelly Campbell, BS’00

Jun. 8, 2018—Hulu’s chief marketing officer looks for heart at the intersection of entertainment and tech   As the ways we consume media continue to change, viewers have more choices than ever before. In 2012, Disney, NBC Universal (now Comcast) and 21st Century Fox banded together to form Hulu to compete with streaming services like Netflix and...

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Up Close and Personal: Vanderbilt explores the frontiers of imaging technology

Jun. 8, 2018—Recent advances in imaging technology are enabling Vanderbilt scientists to gain unprecedented views of how molecules, cells and tissues work together, yielding radical new insights into the causes, treatment and prevention of disease.

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How to navigate a nutritious diet

Jun. 8, 2018—A registered dietitian, Jamie Pope says nutritional guidelines should reflect current science, but be livable and practical. “We need to be honest with ourselves about which healthy lifestyles are possible and sustainable for us,” she says.

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Star Light, Star Bright: Tiana Clark, MFA’17, is one of poetry’s most exciting new voices

Jun. 8, 2018—Drawing upon a rich background of life experiences and an unflinching desire to challenge injustice, Tiana Clark, MFA’17, has emerged as an electrifying new voice in poetry.

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Purple Haze: Students celebrate Holi festival

Jun. 8, 2018—The South Asian Cultural Exchange welcomed students to Wyatt Lawn on April 15 as part of a weekend-long celebration of the Hindu festival known as Holi.

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