Fall 2018

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    Chancellor’s Letter: The Vanderbilt Way

    Ten years ago we launched one of the nation’s boldest financial aid programs, Opportunity Vanderbilt, which replaced need-based loans with grants and scholarships. Our goal was to attract more and more supremely talented students to take part in our cherished undergraduate experience, regardless of their economic circumstances. Read More

    Nov. 19, 2018

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    Open Secrets: How views of public and private life have shifted in America

    In an age of Cambridge Analytica, uncanny Facebook algorithms and NSA wiretapping, it seems every time we turn around, there is a new assault on that once most precious of commodities: our privacy. In reality, however, what we choose to reveal and what we keep private has long been a source of debate. Read More

    Nov. 19, 2018

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    The Goldfather: With David Williams’ retirement, a golden era of Commodore athletics ends

    As 70-year-old Williams nears the end of a 15-year run leading Vanderbilt athletics—and his 27th year as a senior administrator in higher education—he is ready to hand over leadership of a department that has made enormous strides during his tenure. Read More

    Nov. 19, 2018

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    ‘We Remember’: Preserving the memory of Holocaust survivors

    John Pregulman, BA’80, has spent the past five years taking photographs of Holocaust survivors. To date, he has photographed 679 survivors in 33 cities in the U.S., as well as in Krakow, Prague and Tokyo. Read More

    Nov. 19, 2018

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    The Value of a Dollar: How a simple pricing idea launched the retail giant Dollar General

    In this excerpt from his memoir, Cal Turner Jr., a 1962 Vanderbilt graduate who was Dollar General’s CEO from 1965 to 2003, discusses the breakthrough concept that helped launch a small-town family business toward national success. Read More

    Nov. 19, 2018

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    Transforming Community: Nyree Ramsey, BS’97, MEd’00, and Asali DeVan Ecclesiastes, BS’96

    Vanderbilt University/John Russell   Ten years ago we launched one of the nation’s boldest financial aid programs, Opportunity Vanderbilt, which replaced need-based loans with grants and scholarships. Our goal was to attract more and more supremely talented students to take part in our cherished undergraduate experience, regardless… Read More

    Nov. 19, 2018

  • photo of Jan Hildebrandt in a swimming pool

    Return to Form: Jan Hildebrandt, BE’79

    Hildebrandt retired from competitive swimming the day her senior season ended at Vanderbilt. Or so she thought. Nearly 40 years later, she found herself competing in the U.S. Masters Swimming Nationals, a long-course pool meet featuring the best amateur adult swimmers from across the country. Read More

    Nov. 19, 2018

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    Hope Shattered: Memories of a brief encounter with Robert Kennedy on campus

    A little more than two months after he spoke to nearly 11,000 people at Vanderbilt’s 1968 student-led Impact Symposium, presidential hopeful Robert Kennedy was assassinated in California. Frye Gaillard writes about serveing as Impact’s chairman and Kennedy’s host at Vanderbilt. Read More

    Nov. 19, 2018

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    From Conspiracy to Conservation: Television News Archive marks 50th anniversary

    Although legal and copyright issues continue to hinder access, the Vanderbilt Television News Archive—a repository of television news recordings from the past 50 years—is a national archival treasure. Read More

    Nov. 19, 2018

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    Record Highs: Q&A with Mitch Glazier, JD’91

    Glazier discusses the evolving business model of the music industry—one that’s gone from selling tens of millions of CDs in thousands of stores to now getting billions of streams from just a handful of companies—and what music listeners can expect on the horizon. Read More

    Nov. 19, 2018

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    Mind’s Eye: New Perspective

    Vanderbilt University/John Russell   Ten years ago we launched one of the nation’s boldest financial aid programs, Opportunity Vanderbilt, which replaced need-based loans with grants and scholarships. Our goal was to attract more and more supremely talented students to take part in our cherished undergraduate experience, regardless… Read More

    Nov. 19, 2018

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    Bailey Spaulding, JD’09, Something’s Brewing

    Vanderbilt University/John Russell   Ten years ago we launched one of the nation’s boldest financial aid programs, Opportunity Vanderbilt, which replaced need-based loans with grants and scholarships. Our goal was to attract more and more supremely talented students to take part in our cherished undergraduate experience, regardless… Read More

    Nov. 19, 2018

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    Top Tribute: H. Rodes Hart named Vanderbilt Distinguished Alumnus

    The Vanderbilt Alumni Association has named H. Rodes Hart, BA’54, the recipient of the 2018 Vanderbilt University Distinguished Alumnus Award. Read More

    Nov. 19, 2018

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    Impression

    Vanderbilt University/John Russell   Ten years ago we launched one of the nation’s boldest financial aid programs, Opportunity Vanderbilt, which replaced need-based loans with grants and scholarships. Our goal was to attract more and more supremely talented students to take part in our cherished undergraduate experience, regardless… Read More

    Nov. 19, 2018

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    Accolade

    Vanderbilt University/John Russell   Ten years ago we launched one of the nation’s boldest financial aid programs, Opportunity Vanderbilt, which replaced need-based loans with grants and scholarships. Our goal was to attract more and more supremely talented students to take part in our cherished undergraduate experience, regardless… Read More

    Nov. 19, 2018

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    A Family Legacy Inspires Students

    Vanderbilt University/John Russell   Ten years ago we launched one of the nation’s boldest financial aid programs, Opportunity Vanderbilt, which replaced need-based loans with grants and scholarships. Our goal was to attract more and more supremely talented students to take part in our cherished undergraduate experience, regardless… Read More

    Nov. 19, 2018

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    Poetry to Expand the World: M.F.A. candidate Joshua Moore hosts an innovative storytelling podcast

    Vanderbilt University/John Russell   Ten years ago we launched one of the nation’s boldest financial aid programs, Opportunity Vanderbilt, which replaced need-based loans with grants and scholarships. Our goal was to attract more and more supremely talented students to take part in our cherished undergraduate experience, regardless… Read More

    Nov. 19, 2018

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    Rediscovered: Concert Celebrates the Music of Florence Price

    Vanderbilt University/John Russell   Ten years ago we launched one of the nation’s boldest financial aid programs, Opportunity Vanderbilt, which replaced need-based loans with grants and scholarships. Our goal was to attract more and more supremely talented students to take part in our cherished undergraduate experience, regardless… Read More

    Nov. 19, 2018

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    Jack Wei-chieh Lin, BA’89, Asia Pacific Asset Manager

    Vanderbilt University/John Russell   Ten years ago we launched one of the nation’s boldest financial aid programs, Opportunity Vanderbilt, which replaced need-based loans with grants and scholarships. Our goal was to attract more and more supremely talented students to take part in our cherished undergraduate experience, regardless… Read More

    Nov. 19, 2018

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    NYC Vanderbilt Chapter Receives Chancellor Update

    Vanderbilt University/John Russell   Ten years ago we launched one of the nation’s boldest financial aid programs, Opportunity Vanderbilt, which replaced need-based loans with grants and scholarships. Our goal was to attract more and more supremely talented students to take part in our cherished undergraduate experience, regardless… Read More

    Nov. 19, 2018