Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony, which moved indoors this year because of rain, capped two days of activities for graduates and their guests.
In 1988, Dr. William Frist and Dr. Harold Helderman are named surgical and medical directors of the newly developed Vanderbilt Transplant Center, centralizing transplant programs within a single entity.
The Rites of Spring festival has been held on Vanderbilt’s campus since 1971. See some of the photos that capture its history, from the early days of political protest to the music acts of 2014.
When Sidney DeLair, BA’75, arrived home for his father’s funeral, his mother pulled out a worn silver pocket watch and handed it to him. He already had been told the story behind the watch many times, and he loved what it represented.
It was a special treat to find in your latest issue the article by Bronwen Dickey about her father, James Dickey, BA’49, MA’50. She nailed him and that entire era of Deliverance.
Paired with former Australian pro Mark Philippoussis at the Necker Cup, Trista Fredell played against some of tennis’ biggest stars, including John McEnroe.
With this handy cheat sheet, get ready to dazzle your friends the next time somebody asks which Vanderbilt family members had ties to your alma mater.
The theme for this year’s Impact Symposium, set for March 17–19, is “Exploring Our Contemporary Civil Rights and Responsibilities.” Speakers include Gen. Colin Powell, former U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), and former U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine).
The earthquake that rocked the Washington, D.C., area Aug. 23, 2011, left the National Cathedral with $26 million worth of damage, which will take years to fix.
The Littlejohn Undergraduate Research Program expands opportunities for students from summer-only experiences to full academic-year endeavors.