Summer 2010

  • Sports Roundup

    Sports Roundup

    Catherine Newman was named a third-team Academic All-American by ESPN The Magazine and CoSIDA in June. Track and Field: Commodores Break School Records Junior Katherine Hendricks set a new Vanderbilt record in the pole vault at 12-00.50 feet at the Sooner Invitational held in Norman, Okla., last April, and senior Buky Bamigboye set a… Read More

    Aug 22, 2010

  • Conviction on the Court

    Conviction on the Court

    Leslie Lava on the court with her doubles partner, a San Quentin State Prison inmate. Leslie Lava, BA’78 San Quentin State Prison. Opened in 1852, it’s California’s oldest prison and the stuff of legend. Overlooking San Francisco Bay on 275 acres of waterfront property, the prison is home to 5,400… Read More

    Aug 22, 2010

  • Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog

    A 2008 pitch broke almost every bone in Andrew Giobbi’s face. Only four weeks later he was back in the game. Gramps, old man, super senior. Vanderbilt catcher Andrew Giobbi has heard it all before. As one of two fifth-year seniors on the roster for 2009–10 (shortstop Brian Harris was the other)… Read More

    Aug 22, 2010

  • Medicine on the Fly

    Medicine on the Fly

    Dr. Alexis Rodriguez with Dr. Liliana Belskus, another volunteer, after a successful emergency C-section. Dr. Alexis Rodriguez, BA’05 Dr. Alexis Rodriguez had just earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois when he headed to the Guatemalan highlands last fall for three months’ work as a volunteer physician at… Read More

    Aug 22, 2010

  • The Climb of Her Life

    The Climb of Her Life

    Anna Curry with her father, Ashley, at the summit. Anna Curry, BA’02 In January 2007, Anna Curry stunned friends and family when she announced her intentions to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the world’s highest freestanding mountain. Curry has osteogenesis imperfecta, or brittle bone disease, a genetic disorder characterized by fragile bones. Read More

    Aug 22, 2010

  • Contributors for the Summer 2010 Issue

    Contributors for the Summer 2010 Issue

    C.F. Payne C.F. Payne’s artwork has graced the covers of Time, Reader’s Digest, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times Magazine, MAD Magazine, Der Spiegel, U.S. News & World Report, The Atlantic, Texas Monthly and more. He has been commissioned to paint countless politicians, authors and entertainers and has illustrated 10… Read More

    Aug 22, 2010

  • Letters to the Editor

    Letters to the Editor

    Food Equality and Obesity I was disappointed that “Flood Tide in Tennessee” [Spring 2010] didn’t discuss the causes of childhood obesity. One off-hand reference to “food inequality” does not do the issue justice. Fast food and other highly processed foods provide the greatest caloric density for families with… Read More

    Aug 22, 2010

  • Vanderbilt Magazine Staff – Summer 2010

    Vanderbilt Magazine Staff – Summer 2010

    Editor GayNelle Doll Art Director and Designer Donna DeVore Pritchett Editorial Associate Editor and Advertising Manager Phillip B. Tucker Arts & Culture Editor Bonnie Arant Ertelt, BS’81 Class Notes and Sports Editor Nelson Bryan, BA’73 Photography and Imaging Director, Photography Services Daniel Dubois Photographers… Read More

    Aug 22, 2010

  • From the Editor: Watershed Event

    From the Editor: Watershed Event

    The rain began in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 1, cleansing a layer of spring pollen from car windshields as students slept or crammed for finals. By the time most Nashvillians stirred, the rain was falling in great unrelenting sheets. I had planned to spend the weekend with… Read More

    Aug 22, 2010

  • Quote/Unquote – Elie Wiesel

    Quote/Unquote – Elie Wiesel

    “Culture is an open palm. A closed culture becomes a closed fist.” —Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, winner of the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize, during an April 12 Project Dialogue lecture sponsored by Vanderbilt Hillel and the Office of Religious Life… Read More

    Aug 22, 2010

  • Board of Trust Elects Mark Dalton as Chairman

    Board of Trust Elects Mark Dalton as Chairman

    Dalton The Vanderbilt University Board of Trust has unanimously elected New York businessman Mark F. Dalton as its chairman-elect, to succeed Martha R. Ingram. A 1975 graduate of Vanderbilt Law School, Dalton is co-chairman and CEO of Tudor Investment Corp. and its affiliates. Before joining Tudor in 1988, Dalton spent nine years with Kidder, Peabody… Read More

    Aug 22, 2010