Spring 2018

In this undated photo, members of Equitable Securities Corp. gather in front of the company’s Nashville office. The picture is among the items collected by J. Dewey Daane.

The Bank That Built the Owen School: A small but mighty Nashville investment bank played a vital role in founding Vanderbilt’s business school

Equitable Securities Corp., a municipal bonds dealer founded in Nashville during the Great Depression, helped launch what eventually became Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management.

Anchor Man: Nicholas S. Zeppos marks 10 years as Vanderbilt’s chancellor

Anchor Man: Nicholas S. Zeppos marks 10 years as Vanderbilt’s chancellor

Ten years into his role as chancellor, Nicholas S. Zeppos has no plans to slow Vanderbilt’s rapid progress—and he wants to bring the rest of higher education along for the ride.

Chancellor Zeppos presided over a sunny May 11 Commencement ceremony at which 1,740 undergraduate and 2,160 graduate and professional students received their Vanderbilt degrees in front of thousands more friends and relatives. (JOHN RUSSELL)

Chancellor’s Letter: Education Evangelists

Beyond the shadow of a doubt, college remains the surest path to securing a good job, high-quality health care and enjoying a reasonable measure of stability for yourself and your family.

Matt Kisber, president and CEO of Silicon Ranch, at the solar farm his company constructed for Volkswagen in Chattanooga, Tennessee (JOE HOWELL)

Good Day Sunshine: Vanderbilt alumni pour their energy into solar power

Solar power appears ready for its moment in the sun after decades of unfulfilled promise, and several Vanderbilt alumni are leading the way to ensure that solar is not just a feel-good energy source but an economically viable one as well.

Leaders from around the world gathered in April 2016 at UN Headquarters in New York City to sign the Global Climate Agreement resulting from the COP21 conference in Paris the previous year. (ALBIN LOHR-JONES/PACIFIC PRESS/LIGHTROCKET VIA GETTY IMAGES)

The Climate Change Gap: Government alone cannot slow global warming. The private sector must do its part as well.

Following the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, the private sector must step up its efforts in the fight against global warming, write professors Michael Vandenbergh and Jonathan Gilligan.