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Hear Kirkland Hall bell ring in honor of Lewis

Jul. 31, 2020—The bell in Kirkland Hall’s historic clock tower rang 80 times on July 30 in honor of Civil Rights icon John Lewis, who died July 17 at the age of 80.

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Five Vanderbilt Trailblazer portraits unveiled during Reunion Weekend

Oct. 19, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente unveiled the Vanderbilt Trailblazer portraits of Kate Lupton, David Williams II, Dorothy J. Wingfield Phillips, K.C. Potter and Muhammad Yunus on Oct. 18.

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Opportunity NOW interns research VU’s original library books

Aug. 2, 2017—Three Metro Nashville high school students researched the earliest books acquired by Vanderbilt Libraries while participating in Mayor Megan Barry's Opportunity NOW youth employment program.

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Vanderbilt Vignettes: Legends Tour Provides Lesson on Vanderbilt History

Nov. 20, 2016—Each fall students from Vanderbilt’s theatre department team up with members of the Student Alumni Board, an on-campus organization that fosters ties between current undergraduates and Vanderbilt alumni, to host the Legends Tour.

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Clock of Ages: 40 Years of Climbing Kirkland Tower, and Paul Young Keeps on Ticking

Nov. 20, 2016—For the past 110 years, the hourly tolling of Kirkland Hall’s signature bell has alerted generations of students that they’ve overslept for economics class or that kickoff was imminent. And for more than a third of those 110 years, the task of keeping the tower’s clock ticking—and its 2,000-pound bell in good working order—has fallen to Paul Young.

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Study in Black and Gold

Mar. 7, 2014—You could find a somber study carrel or park your posterior in your dorm room when duty calls. But the sun is out for a change, a mockingbird is trilling love songs on Magnolia Lawn, and over in the Baseball Glove Lounge, generations of students before you have already broken in those comfy-kitschy chairs.

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Kirkland clock repairs nearing completion

Sep. 4, 2013—The bell inside the Kirkland Hall tower will fall silent Sept. 4 and 5 as long-awaited repairs are made to the tower’s clock, which stopped keeping time in mid-June.

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After 47 years, Kirkland clock winds down

Jun. 19, 2013—Eagle-eyed observers and those used to telling time by a campus landmark were the first to notice that something was amiss: The clock atop Kirkland Hall’s tower stopped keeping time last week.

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Obituary: Mary McClure Taylor, BA’52, The Face of Vanderbilt

Jan. 14, 2013—Mary Eleanor McClure Taylor, BA’52, of Nashville died Aug. 5, 2012. She had a 57-year career at Vanderbilt and was best known as the university receptionist in Kirkland Hall.

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Memorial gathering for Mary McClure Taylor set for Oct. 9

Oct. 5, 2012—Mary McClure Taylor (John Russell/Vanderbilt) The Office of the Chancellor will host a gathering in memory of Mary McClure Taylor from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the second-floor lobby of Kirkland Hall. Taylor, the beloved university receptionist who left a lasting impression of warmth, grace and compassion on generations of students and...

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Memorial gathering for Taylor, longtime university receptionist, scheduled for Oct. 9

Sep. 28, 2012—The Office of the Chancellor will host a gathering in memory of Mary McClure Taylor from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the second-floor lobby of Kirkland Hall. Taylor, the beloved university receptionist who left a lasting impression of warmth, grace and compassion on generations of students and others who visited Vanderbilt’s main...

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