Vanderbilt Magazine

  • American Rustic

    American Rustic

    In the City, you don’t stargaze. You don’t dig through wildflower field guides for the name of that brilliant trumpet burst of blue you saw on your morning walk. You don’t hunt for animal tracks in the snow or pause in that same frozen forest, eyes closed, listening for… Read More

    Nov. 1, 2007

  • ‘Dore No More

    ‘Dore No More

    Gordon Gee never was one to follow the playbook. Past Vanderbilt chancellors have always pursued a more or less predictable exit strategy: After a couple of decades leading the university to ever-greater heights, they quietly retire to spend their days serving on foundations and advisory boards, growing more silver-haired… Read More

    Nov. 1, 2007

  • Big Shoulders, Deep Pockets, Tightened Belts

    Big Shoulders, Deep Pockets, Tightened Belts

    Last winter Shane Thurman, a 42-year-old construction worker from Crossville, Tenn., became one among an estimated 45 million Americans without health insurance when he was dropped from the rolls of TennCare, Tennessee’s state-run Medicaid insurance program. Thurman’s employer didn’t provide health insurance, and his income wasn’t sufficient to meet… Read More

    Nov. 1, 2007

  • 1,000 Words

    1,000 Words

    Just before plunging into their studies, medical students of the Class of 2011 cool off at an orientation party. The 104 incoming first-year medical students come from 30 U.S. states, Canada, Ethiopia, India, Republic of Korea, Poland, Taiwan and Thailand. Photo by Anne Rayser. Read More

    Nov. 1, 2007

  • AVBA Celebrates 25th Anniversary

    AVBA Celebrates 25th Anniversary

    Eugene Watkins, BS’77, the first president of AVBA Reunion and Homecoming Weekend in October kicked off a yearlong series of events commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Association of Vanderbilt Black Alumni (AVBA). Tremayne Anderson, BE’95, the current AVBA president. AVBA was founded as part of the Vanderbilt Alumni… Read More

    Nov. 1, 2007

  • Letters to the Editor

    Letters to the Editor

    Spring Accolades In the most recent issue of Vanderbilt Magazine was an article about the undergraduate admissions process [Spring 2007 issue, “Getting In,” p. 28]. I read it with interest–as I have a rising high school senior and took a “college road trip” with her earlier in the summer–and have… Read More

    Nov. 1, 2007