Apr. 27, 2021—A poem by Carlina Duan, MFA'19, the author of 'I Wore My Blackest Hair' (Little A, 2017) and the upcoming 'Alien Miss' (University of Wisconsin Press, 2021).
Feb. 26, 2021—Major Jackson, who joined the university’s faculty as Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English in January 2021, is the author of five books of poetry.
Oct. 29, 2020—Destiny O. Birdsong, MA’07, MFA’09, PhD’12, is a Louisiana-born poet, fiction writer and essayist who lives and works in Nashville.
Jul. 23, 2020—In his opening address to the university on Sept. 24, 1930, Chancellor James H. Kirkland shared his thoughts on the serious purposes of university life during a time of country-wide unemployment and financial devastation.
May. 14, 2020—The poem originally appeared in The New Yorker’s April 6, 2020, issue.
Feb. 17, 2020—Former Vice President Al Gore hosted a flagship presentation at Vanderbilt University on Nov. 20 as part of a worldwide event called “24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action.”
Nov. 7, 2019—Athlete, actor and activist Terry Crews shared his personal story as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series at Vanderbilt Sept. 9, encouraging increased respect and compassion for others.
Aug. 20, 2019—Two giants in the science world joined Chancellor Emeritus Nicholas S. Zeppos on April 30 for the final 2018–19 Chancellor’s Lecture Series event, passionately advocating for an America that encourages its citizens to abandon simple opinion on big challenges and instead use evidence-based, critical thinking.
May. 23, 2019—President George W. Bush spent the day at Vanderbilt on March 11, surprising a history class and visiting a student veterans club before speaking to a capacity crowd at Langford Auditorium that evening.
Feb. 19, 2019—Former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake drew a capacity crowd at Vanderbilt’s Langford Auditorium on Jan. 17 as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series, discussing shifts in the Republican Party, the midterm elections, and fiscal challenges facing the federal government.
Nov. 19, 2018—The Vanderbilt Alumni Association has named H. Rodes Hart, BA’54, the recipient of the 2018 Vanderbilt University Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Sep. 6, 2018—Vandy Goes to War, an exhibition highlighting the dramatic effects of two world wars on Vanderbilt’s campus, are on display in the Central Library lobby through Oct. 16, Reunion and Homecoming Weekend.