Mind’s Eye: Vanderbilt performing arts groups put on a show  for first-year students

Mind’s Eye: Vanderbilt performing arts groups put on a show for first-year students

During their first week at Vanderbilt, first-year students are met with an overwhelming number of organizations vying for their attention. However, the Vanderbilt Performing Arts Community grabs the interest of new students the old-fashioned, time-tested way: They put on a show. VPAC has been producing the Spotlight Showcase for severalRead More

Recent Books, Fall 2019

Recent Books, Fall 2019

Seventh Flag: A Novel (2019, SparkPress) by Sid Balman Jr., BA’80. No place is immune from radicalism, including the small West Texas town of Dell City, where four generations of an iconic American family and a Syrian Muslim family carve a farming empire out of the unforgiving high desert. TheirRead More

Students in Roger Williams University’s “academic” class—as opposed to its ministers or teachers
classes—pose for their class photo in 1899.

A Blaze of History: A prominent black university that endured two fires once was located on the Peabody campus

Looking across the long stretch of the Peabody mall with its historic buildings and the iconic dome of the Wyatt Center, one might think Peabody College was the only academic institution to have been built on this location. However, before Peabody, the land was home to one of the most prominent black universities in the South, Roger Williams University.

 

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On Deck: The newly redesigned Fleming Yard

On Deck: The newly redesigned Fleming Yard

The newly redesigned Fleming Yard, located between Alumni Lawn and Sarratt Student Center, greeted students, faculty and staff as they returned to campus in August for the start of the academic year.

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Chancellor’s Letter: Trust, Transparency and Teamwork

The academic year is in full swing here at Vanderbilt. From Founders Walk and the start of classes to Family Weekend and Reunion gatherings, my new vantage point as interim chancellor has confirmed what I already believed: that Vanderbilt is stronger and more vibrant than ever before.

Top Flight: First-year students move into Stambaugh House

Top Flight: First-year students move into Stambaugh House

First-year students move into Stambaugh House, one of 10 residence halls on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, in August.

Lauren Mandel, BA’15: The Art of the Possible

Lauren Mandel, BA’15: The Art of the Possible

Like many people her age, Lauren Mandel developed her funny bone to the antics of comedians like Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader and Maya Rudolph on Saturday Night Live. That Mandel, an aspiring entertainer since childhood, would one day work behind the scenes at that iconic sketch show—first as a pageRead More

The Perfect Ingredient: Joe Ariel, BA’99, draws on nostalgia for the success of his nationwide food delivery business

The Perfect Ingredient: Joe Ariel, BA’99, draws on nostalgia for the success of his nationwide food delivery business

Ariel taps into the emotions evoked by his customers’ favorite foods through Goldbelly, delivering one-of-a-kind regional dishes nationwide from more than 450 partnering businesses.