Spring 2019

Recent Books, Spring 2019

Recent Books, Spring 2019

The Technology Fallacy: How People Are the Real Key to Digital Transformation (2019, MIT Press) by Gerald C. Kane, Anh Nguyen Phillips, Jonathan R. Copulsky and Garth R. Andrus, EdD’88 Digital technologies are disrupting organizations of every size and shape, leaving managers scrambling to find a technology fix that willRead More

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos presided over his final Commencement exercises May 10. (Vanderbilt University/ Joe Howell)

Chancellor’s Letter: What Comes Next

It has been an honor to serve you during these past 11 years, and to devote more than three decades of my life to an institution so capable of driving enormous change.

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos takes a selfie with members of the Class of 2022 during the annual Founders Walk and Picnic for new students last August. (Nathan Morgan)

Dear Chancellor Zeppos: Readers offer their gratitude and well wishes

Following the news that Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos plans to step down in August, many Vanderbilt alumni, parents, and supporters of the university reached out with letters of gratitude and well wishes. Below are just a few of the numerous messages received in the weeks since the announcement was made.

Illustration by Ariane Spanier

In the Weeds: Vanderbilt alumni and researchers are working to understand the wider implications of marijuana use

Bernie Ellis, BA’71, heard the helicopters before he saw them. Within minutes they converged, whirring, over his blueberry farm south of Nashville, as 10 federal agents drove up in four-wheelers. The moment he had always feared had arrived: He was being raided.

Heart of Gold: Remarkable life of David Williams II celebrated

Heart of Gold: Remarkable life of David Williams II celebrated

David Williams II was remembered as a courageous vice chancellor, outstanding athletics director, brilliant law professor, and devoted husband and father during a celebration of life service Feb. 15.