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Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos spent two days in New York in July, meeting alumni,  parents, incoming students and donors at two different events.

Summer in the City: Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos hosts Vanderbilt events in New York

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos hosted alumni, parents, and incoming first-year Vanderbilt students at two events in New York City this summer.

Seven new members join alumni association board

Seven new members join alumni association board

Seven alumni, all outstanding in their service to the university and accomplished in their careers, began a three-year term July 1 as new members of the Vanderbilt University Alumni Association Board of Directors.

LAUREN HOLLAND

The Care and Keeping of Commodores: Editor’s Letter, Spring 2017

When I think of Vanderbilt, my mind immediately goes to my friends and classmates. But what about alumni from the graduate and professional schools, staff and faculty members, sports fans, even prospective students? Each one of these individuals helps make the Vanderbilt community a special place filled with smart, capable people willing to lend a hand when needed.

Godfrey Dillard, who played for the Commodore basketball team in 1966–67, grasps his Perry Wallace Courage Award, presented in Memorial Gym Feb. 18 as part of Equality Weekend. Wallace and Dillard broke the SEC color barrier 50 years ago. (JOE HOWELL)

Courtside Commemoration: Vanderbilt Athletics Honors Civil Rights Leaders During ‘Equality Weekend’

Equality Weekend, a three-day event that honored 21 of Nashville’s civil rights leaders, celebrated the 50th anniversary of Vanderbilt’s breaking the SEC color barrier with men’s basketball players Perry Wallace, BE’70, and Godfrey Dillard. The 21 leaders were honored at the Commodore men’s basketball game Feb. 18 and the women’s game Feb. 19—both of which were Vanderbilt victories.

A Sign from God: Q&A with Karen Graham, BA’87

A Sign from God: Q&A with Karen Graham, BA’87

Guided by little more than a desire to learn sign language and perhaps some divine intervention, longtime Atlanta television news personality Karen Graham, BA’87, has launched a digital news network for the deaf community.

Nobel Peace Prize winner and civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (shown speaking to “black power” leader Stokely Carmichael)

Speak Up: MLK, Strom Thurmond and Others Put Impact on the Map 50 Years Ago

Vanderbilt celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Impact Symposium, an event that will always be remembered as one of the signature moments in the university’s history.

GABRIELLA KARADEMOS

SEC Champs: Women’s Tennis and Men’s Golf

The Vanderbilt women’s tennis team and men’s golf team both won the Southeastern Conference tournament championships in their respective sports in April.

Cathy Swezey is celebrating two decades as head coach of women’s lacrosse at Vanderbilt. (JOE HOWELL)

Sticking in There: Swezey Celebrates 20 Years as Head Lacrosse Coach

Cathy Swezey has won 150-plus games during her 20 years as head coach of women’s lacrosse at Vanderbilt.

Readers’ Letters, Spring 2017

Readers’ Letters, Spring 2017

I am convinced this is the finest collegiate publication in print. Most every article in every edition piques my interest, and the writing is outstanding! The photojournalism and letters to the editor are a joy to peruse as well, and in keeping with the overall balance and excellence. Thank you for all the years of enjoyment.

#RITESOFSPRING

#RITESOFSPRING

Like generations before them, Vanderbilt students always enjoy letting off steam at the annual Rites of Spring before settling in for finals. Performers this year were JOHNNYSWIM, St. Lucia, The Shins, Romario, Aminé, Ty Dolla $ign and Rae Sremmurd.