Cornelius Vanderbilt

  • Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt (left) and Frank Armstrong Crawford Vanderbilt (Vanderbilt University)

    V150: The Founders

    The vision of Vanderbilt University was made possible by Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt and his wife Frank’s generous financial support. Read More

    Jul 12, 2023

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    Bold Strokes: An illustrated guide to pioneering figures in Vanderbilt history

    Since its founding in 1873, Vanderbilt has stayed true to its roots by breaking new ground in various ways, whether in its capacity to be a more welcoming and inclusive community, or in its pursuit of discoveries that help answer humanity’s most pressing questions. Here we present an illustrated guide to just a few of the many pioneering figures who have helped Vanderbilt dare to grow throughout its history. Read More

    Jun 20, 2023

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    CANCELED: Chancellor’s Lecture with Anderson Cooper moved to March 29

    Anderson Cooper, a prominent journalist, CNN anchor and best-selling author who often reports from around the world, will be at Vanderbilt University for a Chancellor’s Lecture on Sunday, March 29. Cooper had to reschedule his appearance from March 15 due to unforeseen circumstances. Read More

    Feb 27, 2020

  • Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos presided over Commencement ceremonies May 12 in Memorial Gym. (Vanderbilt University)

    Chancellor reminds graduates of the power of connection at Vanderbilt Commencement

    Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reminded graduates at Vanderbilt’s Commencement May 12 that the university, the faculty and their classmates will continue to have an enduring influence on their lives. Read More

    May 12, 2017

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    25 new endowed faculty chairs will support Academic Strategic Plan

    Twenty-five new endowed chairs named in honor of Vanderbilt University’s founder will expand the faculty in support of the university's long-range vision to advance teaching and research. Read More

    Nov 2, 2016

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    Vanderbilt Magazine celebrates 100 years

    During 2015 Vanderbilt Magazine celebrates 100 years of publication. It seems like only yesterday we were printing class notes from the Class of 1880 and reporting on a group of young writers called the Fugitives. Read More

    Mar 23, 2015

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    A Winter’s Tale

    Vanderbilt students enjoyed a rare couple of snow days Feb. 16–17 as Nashville dug out from its worst ice storm in 20 years. Read More

    Mar 23, 2015

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    A Guide to Places Made Famous by Cornelius Vanderbilt and His Heirs

    What follows is a guide to some of the places that reflect the Vanderbilts’ enduring legacy. Numerous structures remain standing, many of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, while others fell victim to the wrecking ball long ago. Still others live on, not because of any family connection, but because of the cachet of the Vanderbilt name itself. Read More

    Sep 26, 2014

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    Vanderbilt honors top graduates during Commencement

    Top scholars from Vanderbilt University’s undergraduate and professional schools are being honored with Founder’s Medals during Commencement on Friday, May 11. Read More

    May 11, 2012

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    Video: “The Commodore’s Patriotism”

    Watch video of Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian T.J. Stiles speaking on “The Commodore’s Patriotism: Cornelius Vanderbilt’s Path to the Founding of Vanderbilt University.” Cornelius Vanderbilt, arguably the richest man in America when he died in 1877, played a major role in the development of the modern United States, according to… Read More

    Sep 30, 2010