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#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.

To Honor and Educate: Equality Weekend

To Honor and Educate: Equality Weekend

As part of Black History Month, Vanderbilt’s basketball teams suited up in specially made jerseys for their winning games on Feb. 18 and 19. The back of each uniform featured the name of an individual who played an influential role in the civil rights movement.

Stephanie Zundel, center, trains in Nashville for April’s Boston Marathon with Harvey Freeman and Amy Harris of Achilles International (JOHN RUSSELL)

Perfect Vision: Stephanie Zundel

When she was 3 years old, a dose of Children’s Motrin triggered a rare life-threatening allergic reaction in Stephanie Zundel, resulting in blindness. But this medical crisis was no match for Zundel’s competitive spirit. Just before graduating from Vanderbilt in May as a child studies major, she completed the Boston Marathon.

Ariana Fowler, BS’17: Skyscrapers for the Homeless

Ariana Fowler, BS’17: Skyscrapers for the Homeless

Fowler graduated from Vanderbilt in May after having received the Allison A. Poarch Scholarship for four years. During her time on campus, she put that investment to good use, giving back to her community as much as she had received.

Ann Hollis (JOHN RUSSELL)

Young Alumna Helps Plan for Future of Vanderbilt Athletics

Through her planned gift to Vanderbilt athletics, Hollis is helping to ensure that the student-athletes who come after her will continue to excel.

AVBA President: ‘Vanderbilt Is Our Home’

AVBA President: ‘Vanderbilt Is Our Home’

After participating in the spring 2016 meeting of the Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board of Directors, Tamara Baynham, BE’93, set a personal goal to become engaged with the AVBA, the Association of Vanderbilt Black Alumni.

Clair Cramer enjoys a classic car during his Vanderbilt Travel Program trip to Havana, Cuba.

The World Is Yours with the Vanderbilt Travel Program

Each Vanderbilt Travel trip offers unparalleled educational opportunities, many with Vanderbilt professors, for an exclusive “beyond the classroom” experience.

Opportunity Expanded: Levys Announce $10 Million Gift to Support Financial Aid

Opportunity Expanded: Levys Announce $10 Million Gift to Support Financial Aid

Longtime Vanderbilt University supporters Robert M. Levy, BA’72, and his wife, Diane, have announced a new gift of $10 million to continue support for their scholarship fund, which provides need-based aid to undergraduate students as part of Opportunity Vanderbilt, the university’s initiative to meet 100 percent of students’ financial need without loans.

Heavy Mettle: Editor’s Letter, Winter 2017

Heavy Mettle: Editor’s Letter, Winter 2017

Our fair institution has always prided itself on academic rigor, deservedly so. And while the battle wounds inflicted on me by a well-armed set of microeconomic curves 20 years ago haven’t fully healed, more and more I appreciate the demands that were placed on us at Vanderbilt.

The roof of the Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Tennis Center (DANIEL DUBOIS)

Bright Spot: Alumna Brings Solar Energy Technology to Vanderbilt’s Tennis Center

When the sun shines at Vanderbilt’s Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Tennis Center these days, it means a little more to former player Marie Casares, BE’15. Two years ago, while Casares was still in school, the civil engineering major wrote a proposal to install solar panels atop the Currey Tennis Center and submitted it to Vanderbilt’s Green Fund, which designates money for student-led energy conservation projects.