First-year Peabody College students Aaron and Nicholas Ainsworth have stayed connected to their hometown of San Bernardino, California, in part by mentoring a class of sixth-grade students there, both in person and by video chat.
It has been 47 years since Ben Shahn’s mosaic Peabody—1968 was dedicated in the Hobbs Human Development Laboratory on what was then the campus of George Peabody College for Teachers. The effort to commission Shahn, an artist well known for his advocacy for the poor, was spearheaded by Susan Gray, professor of psychology, emerita, and an advocate for children, particularly those held back developmentally by poverty.
Professor Marshall Eakin discusses how the Zika epidemic, a divided political atmosphere and a weak economy are plaguing Brazil in the lead-up to the 2016 Summer Olympics.
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In part because much of their work remains classified even after 70 years, the contributions of a group of young Vanderbilt physicists to the Manhattan Project have never received the level of recognition they deserve.
Before Commencement in May, 1,195 members of the Class of 2016 made gifts to the annual Senior Class Fund, representing a record-high 76 percent participation rate.
The Vanderbilt women’s tennis team advanced to the Final Four in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in an attempt to repeat their national championship, but ended the season with a loss to Stanford. The Commodores, the No. 6 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, ended with a 23–6 record.
In April Andrew East, BE’14, MBA’15, married Shawn Johnson, a gold-medal gymnast in the 2008 Olympics and winner of Dancing with the Stars in 2009. Overnight, East became one-half of a celebrity couple, and pictures of his wedding were splashed across the pages of People and numerous other celebrity magazines.
Whatever your political leanings, the acidic divisiveness between—and among—parties in this election cycle has left little for anyone to love. Luckily, I got a break from the daily shouting matches about finger lengths, email servers and Bernie Bros by digging into some of the fascinating, reasoned research around presidential politics being produced by members of Vanderbilt’s esteemed political science department for this issue’s cover story.
On April 21 members of the Vanderbilt community from across the globe participated in the first-ever Vanderbilt Giving Day, raising more than $1.6 million in just 24 hours.
With a five-person crew, and after a year of planning, Aryeh’s Kitchen launched in May and is set for a larger debut when students return to campus in August.
Two players from the Vanderbilt men’s basketball team were selected in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft: point guard Wade Baldwin (No. 17 overall to the Memphis Grizzlies) and center Damian Jones (No. 30 overall to the Golden State Warriors)
By the end of his first year, Donny Everett—Vanderbilt’s hard-throwing, right-handed pitcher—had already become one of the most beloved student-athletes on campus. Then, in early June, on the eve of the NCAA Regional tournament played on campus at Hawkins Field, the unthinkable happened. The Clarksville, Tennessee, native drowned at Normandy Lake, about 70 miles southeast of Nashville.
Last spring Carter Hawkins, BS’07, learned about Vanderbilt’s plans to upgrade its baseball facilities. He was among the first former student-athletes to contribute, pledging a leadership-level gift to the $10 million project that will renovate and enhance training areas in Memorial Gym and build out new operations and team spaces for students and coaches.