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A Look Back

Don’t panic if you walk up to the side door of Jacobs Hall and find something missing. The Tau Beta Pi Bent hasn’t been kidnapped or removed. After 45 years in one spot, the sculpture of a watch key in the shape of a trestle bent has been given a more prominent place in the [...]

Engineering’s True Cornerstone

Although the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering was established in 1886, this cornerstone marked construction for the school’s first building, the Mechanical Engineering building …

Olin Going Up

In April, 1973, Garland at Highland Avenue resounded with the sound of construction as the School of Engineering’s new Olin Hall rose.

A Look Back

Returning World War II veterans swelled enrollment at Vanderbilt, particularly in the School of Engineering. VUSE’s enrollment went from a wartime low of 158 in 1943-44 to 574 students in 1945-46. It reached a then-record high of 821 undergraduates in 1948-1949.
A report to the Board of Trust stated, “Naturally, classrooms and laboratories have been crowded, [...]