Campus News

Vanderbilt mourns Taylor Force

Vanderbilt mourns Taylor Force

The Vanderbilt community is mourning Taylor Force, 28, a student at the Owen Graduate School of Management who was killed in a terrorist attack March 8 in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Women’s Tennis Wins NCAA Championship

Women’s Tennis Wins NCAA Championship

The Vanderbilt women’s tennis team claimed its first-ever national title by defeating UCLA 4–2 in the NCAA Championship match May 19. The victory marked only the third time in school history that Vanderbilt has won an NCAA national championship.

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, right, speaks with U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-Tenn.) at Vanderbilt’s congressional reception 
in Washington, D.C., 
in June. (AARON CLAMAGE)

Zeppos Discusses Funding, Regulation in D.C.

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos visited with members of Congress in Washington, D.C., June 8–9 to encourage members to reach a budget agreement that allows for additional discretionary funding for important priorities such as research and education.

Dr. James Crowe, left, gives U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, BA’62, a tour of his research lab. (ANNE RAYNER)

Grant to Help Improve Flu Vaccines

Vanderbilt researchers have received a five-year, $9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to design more effective flu vaccines and novel antibody therapies.

Beasley Named Dean of Ingram Commons

Beasley Named Dean of Ingram Commons

Vanessa Beasley, BA’88, an expert in race, gender and diversity in U.S. political rhetoric, has been named the next dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons at Vanderbilt.