Alphabet card, France, early 19th century; from the George Clulow–U.S. Playing Card Co. Gaming Collection, Vanderbilt University Special Collections

Winning Hand: Vanderbilt now home to extraordinary gaming collection

The George Clulow and United States Playing Card Co. Gaming Collection—one of the world’s premier collections of books about card games, games of chance, playing cards and chess—has been acquired by the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries. The collection of approximately 1,000 volumes dating from the 15th to the 20thRead More

Recent Books, Fall 2017

Recent Books, Fall 2017

Rocky Boyer’s War: An Unvarnished History of the Air Blitz that Won the War in the Southwest Pacific (2017, Naval Institute Press) by Allen D. Boyer, BA’78 In Rocky Boyer’s War, Allen Boyer offers a wry, keen-eyed, and occasionally disgruntled counterpoint history of the hard-fought, brilliant campaign that won WorldRead More

Stella Vaughn (front row, left) and her team won the first women’s basketball game 5–0 in 1897, prompting Vaughn to become Vanderbilt’s first female coach. (VANDERBILT SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AND UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES)

Hoops Skirts: Stella Vaughn occupies a special place in Vanderbilt’s history—both on and off the court

Few people in the university’s history have been as loyal to Vanderbilt as long and as selflessly as Stella Scott Vaughn. She grew up on campus and was one of Vanderbilt’s earliest woman graduates. She served as the university’s first female physical-education instructor and coach, working her first nine years without pay. She also took on the unofficial role as dean of women students.

 

Other News

Stella Vaughn (front row, left) and her team won the first women’s basketball game 5–0 in 1897, prompting Vaughn to become Vanderbilt’s first female coach. (VANDERBILT SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AND UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES)

Hoops Skirts: Stella Vaughn occupies a special place in Vanderbilt’s history—both on and off the court

Few people in the university’s history have been as loyal to Vanderbilt as long and as selflessly as Stella Scott Vaughn. She grew up on campus and was one of Vanderbilt’s earliest woman graduates. She served as the university’s first female physical-education instructor and coach, working her first nine years without pay. She also took on the unofficial role as dean of women students.

Pardon Our Dust

Pardon Our Dust

Learning doesn’t end after those classroom hours. In many ways, that’s when it begins. Especially now, when public dialogue is increasingly discordant, our imperative to teach and model reasoned, civil discourse from all viewpoints and perspectives is more urgent than ever.

The Rule of 10: Zakiya Smith, BS’06, is exploring new models to help students fund their higher education

The Rule of 10: Zakiya Smith, BS’06, is exploring new models to help students fund their higher education

  This year’s recipient of the Vanderbilt Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Professional Achievement Award, Zakiya Smith, BS’06, has dedicated her career to easing the complications and financial burden associated with paying for a college education—first as a senior policy adviser in the U.S. Department of Education and later in PresidentRead More

A Faire to Remember: 2017 Nashville Mini Maker Faire

A Faire to Remember: 2017 Nashville Mini Maker Faire

More than 4,000 visitors interested in making everything from wool yarn and origami to robots and supercomputers visited Vanderbilt’s Wond’ry at the Innovation Pavilion on the first weekend in October for the Nashville Mini Maker Faire, the largest in the event’s five-year history.

Faculty Are for Life: Message from the Alumni Association president

Faculty Are for Life: Message from the Alumni Association president

Vanderbilt faculty are among the many reasons our students have been voted the happiest in the U.S. We all have professors we remember with fondness and admiration. For me, two were life-changing. Professor Robert Birkby was rough, tough, demanding, intimidating—and beloved by his students. He did not suffer fools gladly,Read More