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On the City’s Western Border: $600 million living–learning initiative to transform campus along West End Avenue

On the City’s Western Border: $600 million living–learning initiative to transform campus along West End Avenue

Vanderbilt is replacing aging dormitories with residential colleges designed to encourage classmates from varying backgrounds to come together in shared communities, living alongside faculty members who help foster dialogue and discovery outside the classroom.

The first Vanderbilt cohort of A. James Clark Scholars—all first-year engineering students—gathered last November for a dinner at which they met Courtney Clark Pastrick (far left), who chairs the Clark Foundation board, and were able to tell her in person about the impact of the scholarship in their lives. (SUSAN URMY)

Engineering Leadership: Vanderbilt joins innovative Clark Scholars program

Vanderbilt’s A. James Clark Scholars Program offers financial aid each year to 10 engineering undergraduates who have demonstrated a commitment to business leadership and civic engagement.

President Trump addresses the nation and a joint session of Congress in his first State of the Union address Jan. 30, 2018. (WIN MCNAMEE / GETTY IMAGES)

The Reality TV President: Is Trump’s behavior changing the office of the president?

On Feb. 6, Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham, a No. 1 New York Times best-selling presidential biographer and visiting Vanderbilt distinguished professor of political science, sat down with Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos to discuss Donald Trump’s first year in office.

Perry Wallace’s family attended the premiere  at Langford Auditorium in December, just three days after Wallace’s death.  (SUSAN URMY)

Enduring Spirit: Red-carpet event held for premiere of Perry Wallace documentary

Just three days after Perry Wallace, BE’70, died, hundreds of people—including family, friends, teammates and fans—gathered at Vanderbilt’s Langford Auditorium on Dec. 4 for the premiere of Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace, a documentary about the late Wallace’s courage and struggles as a student-athlete breaking the color barrier in the SEC.

Take a Chair: A new $30 million investment to support faculty could lead to innovations that will save your life and shape the world’s future

Take a Chair: A new $30 million investment to support faculty could lead to innovations that will save your life and shape the world’s future

In this feature, Vanderbilt Magazine highlights just a few of the wide-ranging research endeavors being undertaken by the university’s current chair holders—from the creation of low-cost, potentially lifesaving materials that can warn of structural failures to discoveries explaining the mechanisms of addiction.