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Autobiography of a White Girl Raised in the South

Autobiography of a White Girl Raised in the South

“From the day I was born, I began to learn my lessons.” —Lillian Smith, Killers of the Dream   In any self-portrait from the ’50s, you’d have to see the me that was not me: the black girl trudging along the side of the road while I whizzed past inRead More

Richard Chenoweth: History You’ve Never Seen

Richard Chenoweth: History You’ve Never Seen

RICHARD CHENOWETH, BS’79 In 1814 the U.S. Capitol building was burned by the British, destroying what Thomas Jefferson had called “the handsomest room in the world”: the Hall of Representatives, which had been completed just a few years earlier by architect Benjamin Latrobe. Sadly, no visual record exists of Latrobe’sRead More

Hibbett Neel: A Long Way from Coal and Fertilizer

Hibbett Neel: A Long Way from Coal and Fertilizer

W. HIBBETT NEEL, BE’63 “When you love what you do, it’s not work,” says Hibbett Neel. “I still get excited about coming to the office and helping to improve my community. If there’s ever a point when I’m not excited about it, then I’ll quit.” Neel, 69, insists that timeRead More

Tri Deltas Mark 40 Years of Supporting Children

Tri Deltas Mark 40 Years of Supporting Children

The longest-running fundraising event for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is the Eve of Janus, which celebrated its 40th year last summer. Through the years this Nashville tradition has raised more than $3 million for the Tri Delta Pediatric Hematology Oncology Clinic. Funds from the annual EveRead More

How to Fake a Book Report

How to Fake a Book Report

Mrs. Quarles was about the best teacher there was in East Tennessee—patient and demanding while teaching us how to take apart sentences and examine their symmetries, which I really did enjoy doing. She was a tough lady, but I knew she loved me, and she knew I loved her class.Read More