Winter 2018

Recent Books, Winter/Spring 2018

Recent Books, Winter/Spring 2018

Literary Obscenities: U.S. Case Law and Naturalism after Modernism (2018, Penn State University Press) by Erik M. Bachman, BA’03 This comparative historical study explores the broad sociocultural factors at play in the relationships among U.S. obscenity laws and literary modernism and naturalism in the early 20th century. Putting obscenity caseRead More

Hanging out, undated (Vanderbilt Special Collections and University Archives)

Slideshow: Residential life at Vanderbilt, then and now

As the university embarks on a project to construct three new residential colleges along West End Avenue, Vanderbilt Magazine looks at residential life, then and now, on campus.

Chancellor’s Letter: Savoring Civility

Chancellor’s Letter: Savoring Civility

If Vanderbilt is to live up to its mission of training future leaders, we cannot ignore the vital roles that civility and community play in society—no matter how harried or virtual our lives become.

RICH GENTILE/FROM TRIUMPH:THE UNTOLD STORY OF PERRY WALLACE

In Memoriam: Perry Wallace, BE’70, 1948-2017

By Andrew Maraniss, BA’92   For Perry Wallace, it was never about him. Every time the spotlight shone on the sports and civil rights pioneer, he used the platform to advocate for others. A law professor at American University who was the first African American varsity basketball player in theRead More

On the City’s Western Border: $600 million living–learning initiative to transform campus along West End Avenue

On the City’s Western Border: $600 million living–learning initiative to transform campus along West End Avenue

Vanderbilt is replacing aging dormitories with residential colleges designed to encourage classmates from varying backgrounds to come together in shared communities, living alongside faculty members who help foster dialogue and discovery outside the classroom.