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‘Borne Back’: Richard Webb provides evidence for Gatsby’s locale in Connecticut

Nov. 7, 2019—As a boy in Westport, Connecticut, Richard Webb, BA’85, was haunted by the ghosts of artists. His affluent waterfront town, about 50 miles from New York City, had once been a rural haven for Jazz Age creatives; in fact, Webb grew up near a summer cottage where F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald honeymooned for five...

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Barbara Tsakirgis, Renowned Scholar of Classical Archaeology

May. 23, 2019—Barbara Tsakirgis, a noted scholar on ancient Greek domestic architecture as well as a strong community advocate for Nashville’s Parthenon, died Jan. 16. Tsakirgis, 64, had been diagnosed with ALS three years ago and died at her home. She was a professor of classical studies, emerita, and history of art, emerita, who joined the Vanderbilt...

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