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Opportunity Vanderbilt—A Transformative Effect

Opportunity Vanderbilt—A Transformative Effect

Thanks to the generosity of more than 1,300 donors, Opportunity Vanderbilt has exceeded its initial goal and raised $108.4 million, as of June 30, 2011. Never has our university placed a more urgent need before our alumni, parents and friends, and we have been overwhelmed by their response. Today onlyRead More

Beam Signing Marks Expansion Efforts

Beam Signing Marks Expansion Efforts

The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt officially launched a $30 million expansion project April 7 with a beam-signing celebration. Friends, donors, patients and Medical Center leadership added their signatures to a 14-foot, bright yellow beam that will become part of the permanent structure for the 33-bed, 30,000-square-foot, first-phaseRead More

University Celebrates 34 New Endowed Faculty Chairs

As part of a major initiative to recruit and retain outstanding scholars and teachers, Vanderbilt is this year announcing 60 new endowed faculty chair holders. Already 34 of them have been honored in a series of events at the Student Life Center, celebrating the achievements of the chair holders andRead More

Senior Class Gift Breaks Records

Senior Class Gift Breaks Records

Nearly 520 members of the Class of 2011 made gifts to the annual Senior Class Fund, representing a record-high 32.6 percent participation rate—up 163 percent from just four years ago. “We are very proud of this year’s results and believe it’s a reflection of the tremendous experience we shared duringRead More

A Vineyard Not My Own

A Vineyard Not My Own

On Wednesday, March 7, 2007, I was lying on my bed in the middle of the afternoon, eyes wide open, when my cellphone rang. I hadn’t slept much the night before, or the night before that, for that matter. Although I was utterly exhausted, I knew that sleep would notRead More