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Winter 2018

Recent Books, Winter/Spring 2018

Jun. 8, 2018—Literary Obscenities: U.S. Case Law and Naturalism after Modernism (2018, Penn State University Press) by Erik M. Bachman, BA’03 This comparative historical study explores the broad sociocultural factors at play in the relationships among U.S. obscenity laws and literary modernism and naturalism in the early 20th century. Putting obscenity case law’s crisis of legitimation and...

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Slideshow: Residential life at Vanderbilt, then and now

Mar. 8, 2018—As the university embarks on a project to construct three new residential colleges along West End Avenue, Vanderbilt Magazine looks at residential life, then and now, on campus.

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In Memoriam: Perry Wallace, BE’70, 1948-2017

Feb. 26, 2018—By Andrew Maraniss, BA’92   For Perry Wallace, it was never about him. Every time the spotlight shone on the sports and civil rights pioneer, he used the platform to advocate for others. A law professor at American University who was the first African American varsity basketball player in the SEC, Wallace died Dec. 1,...

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Chancellor’s Letter: Savoring Civility

Feb. 26, 2018—If Vanderbilt is to live up to its mission of training future leaders, we cannot ignore the vital roles that civility and community play in society—no matter how harried or virtual our lives become.

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On the City’s Western Border: $600 million living–learning initiative to transform campus along West End Avenue

Feb. 26, 2018—Vanderbilt is replacing aging dormitories with residential colleges designed to encourage classmates from varying backgrounds to come together in shared communities, living alongside faculty members who help foster dialogue and discovery outside the classroom.

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Engineering Leadership: Vanderbilt joins innovative Clark Scholars program

Feb. 26, 2018—Vanderbilt’s A. James Clark Scholars Program offers financial aid each year to 10 engineering undergraduates who have demonstrated a commitment to business leadership and civic engagement.

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The Reality TV President: Is Trump’s behavior changing the office of the president?

Feb. 26, 2018—On Feb. 6, Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham, a No. 1 New York Times best-selling presidential biographer and visiting Vanderbilt distinguished professor of political science, sat down with Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos to discuss Donald Trump’s first year in office.

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I Can’t Wait to Fail: The path to a science career has more than two routes

Feb. 26, 2018—Lorena Infante Lara writes about her plans to use her Ph.D. to pursue a career in the media.

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Fortunate Son: Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill was the life of the party

Feb. 26, 2018—Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill, who died in late 2016, was the last direct link between Vanderbilt University and its founder.

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Domestic Bliss: Family linens business thrives by investing in sustainable U.S. manufacturing

Feb. 26, 2018—George Matouk, BA'91, talks about his family's business, John Matouk & Co., which has emerged as one of the premier luxury brands in bed and bath linens.

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Enduring Spirit: Red-carpet event held for premiere of Perry Wallace documentary

Feb. 26, 2018—Just three days after Perry Wallace, BE’70, died, hundreds of people—including family, friends, teammates and fans—gathered at Vanderbilt’s Langford Auditorium on Dec. 4 for the premiere of Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace, a documentary about the late Wallace’s courage and struggles as a student-athlete breaking the color barrier in the SEC.

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Unexpected Blessing: Blessing Ejiofor is thankful to be at Vanderbilt after high school recruiting scandal

Feb. 26, 2018—Blessing Ejiofor is from Ebonyi, Nigeria, more than 6,000 miles from Nashville—but growing up, she was well aware of Vanderbilt. In fact, she considered it her “dream school” early on.

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