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Gore Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Gore Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore was named a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize on Oct. 12 for his work to combat global warming. The 2007 Nobel was awarded to Gore jointly with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The announcement marks the second time in little overRead More

From the Editor: Hogwarts, Vanderbilt Style

In every issue of Vanderbilt Magazine, we include an essay written by a student. The most frequent challenge I face as editor of these essays is convincing young writers to share their stories, blemishes and all. One of the first rules of writing is that without conflict, there is noRead More

Common Ground

Common Ground

From the moment they step onto campus next August, the 1,550 students in the Class of 2012 will be pioneers in one of the most comprehensive changes in Vanderbilt history. Each incoming student will live in one of 10 residential “houses” led by a faculty head who lives with studentsRead More

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