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American Rustic

American Rustic

In the City, you don’t stargaze. You don’t dig through wildflower field guides for the name of that brilliant trumpet burst of blue you saw on your morning walk. You don’t hunt for animal tracks in the snow or pause in that same frozen forest, eyes closed, listening for theRead More

‘Dore No More

‘Dore No More

Gordon Gee never was one to follow the playbook. Past Vanderbilt chancellors have always pursued a more or less predictable exit strategy: After a couple of decades leading the university to ever-greater heights, they quietly retire to spend their days serving on foundations and advisory boards, growing more silver-haired andRead More

Big Shoulders, Deep Pockets, Tightened Belts

Big Shoulders, Deep Pockets, Tightened Belts

Last winter Shane Thurman, a 42-year-old construction worker from Crossville, Tenn., became one among an estimated 45 million Americans without health insurance when he was dropped from the rolls of TennCare, Tennessee’s state-run Medicaid insurance program. Thurman’s employer didn’t provide health insurance, and his income wasn’t sufficient to meet hisRead More

1,000 Words

1,000 Words

Just before plunging into their studies, medical students of the Class of 2011 cool off at an orientation party. The 104 incoming first-year medical students come from 30 U.S. states, Canada, Ethiopia, India, Republic of Korea, Poland, Taiwan and Thailand. Photo by Anne Rayser.

AVBA Celebrates 25th Anniversary

AVBA Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Reunion and Homecoming Weekend in October kicked off a yearlong series of events commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Association of Vanderbilt Black Alumni (AVBA). AVBA was founded as part of the Vanderbilt Alumni Association during Homecoming Weekend in 1983, the same year as the first Vanderbilt Accolade, a galaRead More

Letters to the Editor

Spring Accolades In the most recent issue of Vanderbilt Magazine was an article about the undergraduate admissions process [Spring 2007 issue, “Getting In,” p. 28]. I read it with interest–as I have a rising high school senior and took a “college road trip” with her earlier in the summer–and haveRead More