Summer 2018

Bill Yoast (Photo by James A. Parcell)

Bill Yoast, MA’56, EDS’61, Legendary Coach

William “Bill” Yoast, the high school coach who helped unify a racially divided Alexandria, Virginia, during the 1971 football season, died May 23. He was 94 years old. The relationship between Yoast and coach Herman Boone is the crux of the 2000 film Remember the Titans, which followed T.C. WilliamsRead More

Sirenas expedition members explore the ocean floor near Curacao, an island in the Caribbean

Deep Healing: Two alumni are making waves in drug discovery by plumbing the oceans’ depths for new therapeutic molecules

Sirenas, a San Diego-based company founded by Vanderbilt alumni Eduardo Esquenazi, BS’98, and Jake Beverage, BA’98, is applying trailblazing methods toward drug discovery.

Vanderbilt Bytes into Data Science: New programs in a revolutionary field will foster discovery, collaboration and learning across campus

Vanderbilt Bytes into Data Science: New programs in a revolutionary field will foster discovery, collaboration and learning across campus

Data science likely will revolutionize a number of disciplines in the coming years. Yet Vanderbilt experts say we’ve barely reached the beginning stages of unlocking the full potential of data science—or understanding how to use it responsibly.

Godspeed, Class of 2018: Vanderbilt’s newest alumni reflect on their time at the university and share their plans for new adventures

Godspeed, Class of 2018: Vanderbilt’s newest alumni reflect on their time at the university and share their plans for new adventures

Vanderbilt’s brilliant students never cease to impress, and members of the Class of 2018 certainly are no exception. Take a closer look at seven of them.

Consider the Martians: Scientists need to confirm whether life exists on Mars before sending humans

Consider the Martians: Scientists need to confirm whether life exists on Mars before sending humans

Before we go further and send humans to Mars, we need to know if doing so could trigger the extinction of existing life on the planet, writes Professor of Astronomy David Weintraub.