Jul. 31, 2015—The White House recognized Gokul Krishnan, a Ph.D. student in learning sciences at Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development, June 12 as part of a kickoff celebration for the National Week of Making.
Jul. 31, 2015—Miriam Halachmi, a lecturer in modern Hebrew at Vanderbilt for 31 years, died Feb. 28, 2015, at her home in Nashville. She was 70. Halachmi attended school in Binyamina, Israel, where she grew up, and went to David Yellin Teachers’ College. She earned degrees in education, counseling and psychology before joining Vanderbilt’s Hebrew faculty in...
Jul. 31, 2015—Vanderbilt University’s admittance rate for incoming first-year students once again fell to a new low this year, continuing a trend toward higher application volumes and greater selectivity.
Jul. 31, 2015—Vanderbilt University contributed $8.9 billion to the health of Tennessee’s economy during 2013–14, according to a biennial independent economic analysis titled “Vital Stats.”
Jul. 31, 2015—The Cal Turner Family Foundation has committed nearly $1.2 million over five years to establish the Turner Family Center for Social Ventures at Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management.
Jul. 31, 2015—Four outstanding alumni known for their service to the university, service to others, and for their professional accomplishments have been chosen by the Vanderbilt University Alumni Association Board of Directors to receive alumni awards in 2015.
Jul. 31, 2015—Vanderbilt golfer Hunter Stewart, BA’15, capped a banner senior season by being named SEC Player of the Year in April following a vote by the league’s coaches.
Jul. 31, 2015—Ralph Webb, the starting running back for the Commodores, was one of 12 Vanderbilt students who traveled to Australia in May and June to study the diverse ecosystems of the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.
Jul. 31, 2015—Halpern, a 12-time National Park Service artist-in-residence, is currently working at Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico.
Jul. 31, 2015—To help smooth the application and audition process for prospective students, Blair adopted the online tool Decision Desk, which allows applicants to upload a video audition, as well as letters of recommendation from music instructors.
Jul. 31, 2015—For the third year in a row, the Vanderbilt Aerospace Club has won NASA’s annual rocketry competition, beating out 30 other university and college teams.
The Big Search: What It Takes to Find the Best Mix of Vanderbilt Students—with Care, Thought and Purpose
Jul. 31, 2015—No longer content to live in the shadow of any other institution, today Vanderbilt vies for the absolute best students anywhere in the world, attracting them with academic, cultural and financial-aid offerings that make even the most determined Ivy aspirants think twice.