Vanderbilt Celebrates 30 Years with Children’s Organization This year marks one of the most influential partnerships in Vanderbilt’s history, as the national Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals organization celebrates 30 years. In 1983, Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt joined other hospitals to form a national consortium to improve the health of children.Read More
Opening Dores to New Career Opportunities Sean Davidson, BS’10, was planning for a career in investment banking. A meeting with alumnus Andrew Grobmyer, BS’91, at an Opening Dores dinner changed all that, and today Davidson is working as a health care consultant with Huron Consulting. Opening Dores is a student–alumniRead More
BY KATHY WHITNEY HEART PHOTO BY ROBERT CLARK / INSTITUTE A 53-year-old patient arrives at Vanderbilt University Hospital early one morning for a procedure to open up a blockage in his left anterior descending artery by placing a single stent to his heart via the radial artery in hisRead More
Four years ago Marc Panu walked on to Vanderbilt’s football team. He sweated through the sweltering summer training camp. He spent grueling hours lifting weights. He studied game plans and watched endless film. His reward was slow in coming. In 2009 he didn’t play at all. By 2010, though,Read More
EDITOR’S LETTER By GayNelle Doll Let’s say you’ve lived for quite some time in a custom-built home you really like and a neighborhood you love. Through the years this house has become a beloved gathering place with great memories in every room. Sure, the place could use a facelift—trim backRead More
BY ROB HAMMOND, BA’71 When I was in sixth grade, John F. Kennedy became one of my boyhood heroes. During his 1960 campaign he came to my hometown of LaGrange, Ga., after giving a speech at FDR’s Little White House in Warm Springs. The motorcade came through LaGrange on its wayRead More
Professional golfer and Vanderbilt alumnus Brandt Snedeker, BA’03, climbed into the top 10 of the world rankings for the first time in his career last fall. The Nashville native jumped eight spots to No. 10 after winning the Tour Championship at Atlanta’s East Lake Golf Club Sept. 23. It wasRead More
Section #8 of “Nights and Days of 2007: Autumn” is from A Map of the Lost World by Rick Hilles,
As my friend and I walked back from an open-air market in the St. Germain district, we stumbled upon a professional bubble-blower. (Who knew they existed?) Mesmerized by the sheer size and magical quality of his work, I tried to capture the moment before it burst into the Parisian air.
In the final 52 seconds of the Nov. 10 contest against Ole Miss, Vanderbilt took the lead for the first time in the game, winning 27–26.