Fall 2008

Hart Takes Lead for Shape the Future Campaign

Hart Takes Lead for Shape the Future Campaign

Nashville businessman Rodes Hart has been named chair of Vanderbilt’s Shape the Future campaign. Hart, who graduated from Vanderbilt in 1954, succeeds Monroe Carell Jr., BE’59, who led the ongoing campaign to raise $1.75 billion until his death on June 20. Hart joined the Vanderbilt Board of Trust upon the mergerRead More

Lessons Learned the Hard Way

Lessons Learned the Hard Way

[Smiley Pool/MCT] It seems every time we turn on the news, a disaster has occurred. With all our knowledge, skill and technology, why can’t we do something to prevent them, or at least keep them from causing such devastation? Watch video of Mark Abkowitz discussing risk management Several years agoRead More

First Impressions

First Impressions

“Welcome to the greatest university in the world,” proclaimed Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos to first-year students as they arrived on campus in late August with duffle bags, twin-size bed linens and teary-eyed moms in tow. They are the first entering Vanderbilt class to live and learn in The Commons, inRead More

Dreaming Out Loud

Dreaming Out Loud

In the biggest commitment to financial aid in its 133-year history, Vanderbilt on Oct. 1 announced that it will eliminate all need-based loans and replace them with Vanderbilt grants and scholarships for all eligible undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need. Starting in the 2009–2010 academic year, all undergraduate students—both newRead More

Take Flight with the Alumni Travel Program

Take Flight with the Alumni Travel Program

Embark on a world of adventure in 2009 with family, friends, fellow alumni, and the Vanderbilt Travel Program. Sponsored by the Vanderbilt Alumni Association, 11 culturally rich destination packages are planned—each featuring a Vanderbilt professor who will offer an exclusive “beyond the classroom” experience. Destinations include Tahiti and French Polynesia;Read More