Summer 2014

A Lake House Has Become a Beacon for Lifelong Friends

A Lake House Has Become a Beacon for Lifelong Friends

As we have traversed these past 10 years after college, each relationship plays a part in our lives, whether as an active participant or as a meaningful memory. Through these interactions we may find a few people who link themselves intricately to our lives—those rare “lifelong friends.”

Aerospace Club Wins NASA Rocketry Competition

Aerospace Club Wins NASA Rocketry Competition

For the second year in a row, students from Vanderbilt’s Aerospace Club won NASA’s annual Student Launch rocketry competition, beating out teams from 31 other universities, including Cornell, Northwestern and Notre Dame.

Elsie Quarterman in the Middle Tennessee cedar glades, 1948

Quarterman Was More Than a Biology Professor and Ecologist

The contributions of Quarterman and her graduate students to our understanding of the Middle Tennessee cedar glade ecosystem and the comeback of the critically endangered Tennessee coneflower are just part of her well-deserved legacy.

Recent Books, Summer 2014

Recent Books, Summer 2014

New books from Vanderbilt writers

John Seigenthaler: Champion  of the First Amendment

John Seigenthaler: Champion of the First Amendment

John Seigenthaler died July 11 at the age of 86 after a life that saw him serve as special assistant to U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy; suffer a brutal beating by segregationists while attempting to aid 1960s Freedom Riders; become a founding editor of what is now one of the nation’s largest newspapers, USA Today; and win the respect and admiration of generations.