Spring 2016

ITA All-American Frances Altick fights for a win against Stanford.

Strong Showings: A Recap of Spring Sports

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.

Donny Everett (JOHN RUSSELL)

Fallen Star: Vanderbilt Mourns the Loss of First-Year Pitcher Donny Everett

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.

Jeff Coffin and Ryan Middagh work with 
the Blair Big Band

Building a Jazz Culture

Local music industry fuels expansion of program Nashville may be best known for country music, but the moniker “Music City” most accurately reflects the proliferation of stellar musicians in town who play all types of music. At Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music, Ryan Middagh, director of the jazz studies program, is taking advantage of Nashville’s placeRead More

Art as Civic Dialogue

Art as Civic Dialogue

Nashville’s growing pains expressed through the arts This spring Vanderbilt’s Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy and Vanderbilt University Theatre both used the arts to explore how Nashville’s recent growing pains are affecting local residents. Vanderbilt’s Department of Theatre, in partnership with Sojourn Theatre and the Center forRead More

Impression: The Last Laugh by Michael Aurbach

Impression: The Last Laugh by Michael Aurbach

Michael Aurbach, professor of art, who has taught sculpture and drawing at Vanderbilt since 1986, is retiring after 30 years. To honor him the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery exhibited his work from mid-January through early March. The Last Laugh: Selections from Michael Aurbach’s Secrecy Series showed work in keeping withRead More