Summer 2008

  • On the Trail, 24/7

    On the Trail, 24/7

    From left: CBS producer/reporter Fernando Suarez, BA’01; ABC producer/ reporter Eloise Harper, BS’02; and Fox News colleague Aaron Bruns. When producer/reporters Fernando Suarez, BA’01, and Eloise Harper, BS’02, started covering U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign last fall, they could have passed for contestants on the reality show… Read More

    Jul 13, 2008

  • Tarof and Sweet Tea

    Tarof and Sweet Tea

    Photo by John Russell Turning 21 seemed like it was going to be a big deal. After all, I was finally reaching the governmental “go-ahead” that teenagers and college students across the country seem to long for. And yet April 24, 2008, turned out to be nothing special–only a… Read More

    Jul 13, 2008

  • Meet the Ancestors

    Meet the Ancestors

    In 1962 my decision to apply to Vanderbilt School of Engineering made little or no sense. I had grown up in Savannah, Ga., and knew little about Vanderbilt and even less about Nashville–except that the city was named for my ancestor Francis Nash. When I informed my high school guidance… Read More

    Jul 13, 2008

  • Candidates, Scandalgates and Battleground States

    Candidates, Scandalgates and Battleground States

    John Geer Christian Grose Bruce Oppenheimer Mitchell Seligson Neal Tate Photos by John Russell and Steve Green The economy is floundering. The housing industry is in crisis. Gas and energy prices are skyrocketing. The country is faced with immigration issues, burgeoning debt, an unpopular war,… Read More

    Jul 13, 2008

  • Chancellor Checkmates Bishops

    Chancellor Checkmates Bishops

    Methodist Bishop Holland McTyeire, left, envisioned a Vanderbilt inspired by church values. Chancellor James Kirkland wanted a nonsectarian university. “Who controls Vanderbilt University?” “Who founded Vanderbilt–northern money or southern Methodists?” A century ago fierce questions about the status of Vanderbilt inflamed debate across the South. And the way they… Read More

    Jul 13, 2008

  • Sports Roundup

    Sports Roundup

      Vanderbilt lacrosse finished the season with a school-record 13 victories and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. Photo by Steve Green. Football: NFL Draftees and 2008 Team Captains The Chicago Bears took two Commodores in the NFL draft: Offensive lineman Chris Williams, BS’07, was the 14th pick in the… Read More

    Jul 13, 2008

  • Where are they now?

    Where are they now?

    Photo by John Russell On the banks of the Cumberland River, overlooking the practice facility of the Tennessee Titans, sits Chip’s Place. And at Chip’s Place you’ll find Chip Healy, ’68, former All-American linebacker for the Commodores and a two-year veteran of the old St. Louis Cardinals professional football… Read More

    Jul 13, 2008

  • Stroke of Magic

    Stroke of Magic

    After posting four Top 10 finishes, Jon Curran was selected to compete in the 2008 NCAA East Region Championship.Photo by John Russell. Jon Curran was in a rut. It was Feb. 19, 2008, and he had just completed his final round at the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational, where… Read More

    Jul 13, 2008

  • $50 Million Athletic Facilities Upgrade Begins

    $50 Million Athletic Facilities Upgrade Begins

    It’s official. Vanderbilt is putting its money where its athletic needs are. In a continuing effort to raise the level of sports competition, the university has announced a five-phase, multimillion-dollar renovation and building program. The project has received enthusiastic support from across the university. John Ingram, MBA’86, is a… Read More

    Jul 13, 2008