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JPMorgan Chase Names Kristin Lemkau, BA’89, Chief Marketing Officer

Jan. 28, 2014—Kristin Lemkau, BA’89, will become Chief Marketing Officer for JPMorgan Chase. In this role, she will oversee brand strategy and advertising, sponsorships, market research and event marketing across the firm. She will work closely with each of the businesses on their product strategies and marketing approaches, and work to build the core brands and overall...

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Stewart named associate vice chancellor for alumni relations

Jan. 22, 2014—Graham Stewart has been named associate vice chancellor for alumni relations at Vanderbilt University.  He comes to the role from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville where he served as associate vice chancellor for alumni relations and executive director of the Arkansas Alumni Association.  As CEO in charge of alumni programs and activities at Arkansas, Stewart...

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Nissan is fan of grads’ fantasy football stock market game

Jan. 21, 2014—Combining their love of college football and knowledge of the New York Stock Exchange – and some savvy and sophisticated technological skills – Will Schreiber (BA ‘13, economics) and McArthur Gill (BE ’13, mechanical engineering) developed Stadium Stock Exchange during their final semester. In one year, the venture has seen its stock rise. Schreiber had the notion...

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Young alumna’s passions fuel sustainable solutions globally

Jan. 21, 2014—Vanderbilt alumna Leslie Labruto’s early career trajectory illustrates just how many ways a young civil environmental engineer can accommodate both her heart’s leaning and her tangible talents – in as many places as possible. Before she graduated from the School of Engineering in 2011, Leslie’s studies and service work had already taken her to Argentina,...

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Moses to receive Vanderbilt Distinguished Alumni Award

Jan. 20, 2014—Harold “Hal” Moses, the Hortense B. the Ingram Professor of Cancer Research at Vanderbilt University, is the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award — the highest honor for a member of the Vanderbilt alumni community.

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Strong Convictions — America’s Drug War Has Led to a ‘New and Improved’ Racial Caste System, Argues Michelle Alexander

Jan. 20, 2014—“The truth is this: We have allowed a human-rights nightmare to occur on our watch,” she told a packed house at Langford Auditorium back in January while delivering the keynote address for Vanderbilt’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration. “In the years since Dr. King’s death, a vast new system of racial and social control has emerged from the ashes of slavery and Jim Crow.”

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New head football coach Derek Mason sets path to greatness

Jan. 18, 2014—Nobody’s expectations for the Vanderbilt football team under new head coach Derek Mason will exceed those of Mason himself. Mason, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Vice Chancellor David Williams spoke to reporters about the next era in Vanderbilt football Jan. 18.

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Stanford Associate Head Coach Derek Mason named new Vanderbilt head coach

Jan. 17, 2014—Derek Mason, regarded as one of the nation’s top coordinators, is the new head football coach of the Vanderbilt Commodores.

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Todd Jackson, BA’96, EMBA’08 to receive new Alumni Volunteer Award

Jan. 17, 2014—Todd Jackson, BA’96, EMBA’08, is the recipient of the Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board of Director’s new Alumni Volunteer Award. As founders and co-chairs of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Young Ambassadors, Jackson and his wife, EB, have helped raise $250,000 and award seven Discovery Grants to innovative cancer researchers. Those grants have generated an additional $2.4...

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Evan Mack, B.Mus’03, receives Young Alumni Professional Achievement Award

Jan. 16, 2014—Evan Mack, B.Mus’03, is the recipient of one of the newest awards presented by the Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board of Directors — the Young Alumni Professional Achievement Award.

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Lilly Endowment funds planning resources for VU Divinity students

Jan. 13, 2014—Vanderbilt University Divinity School will develop strategies to boost the economic well-being of its future graduates, thanks to a $250,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.

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Groundbreaker — Sam Hirt, MA’63, EdS’69, bids farewell to Campus Recreation

Jan. 11, 2014— Long before there was a Student Recreation Center or any of the adjacent outdoor facilities, Sam Hirt was doing what he could to promote sports activities on campus, initially as Vanderbilt’s first full-time intramural director and then as head of the physical education department. In short, Hirt was Campus Recreation before there was even such a thing.

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