Vanderbilt Magazine

Vanderbilt Magazine

APOV

Alumni Point of View


True North

True North

When the greatest influence of my life began losing her way, I knew it was time to honor a vow I’d made at age 12.

by Helen Hudson, Med’94

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Wayfarer on a Dusty Road

Wayfarer on a Dusty Road

In pondering life after Iraq, recollections turn to Chancellor Heard and a father’s example.

by Brian A. Montague, BA’81

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How to Fake a Book Report

How to Fake a Book Report

It was the easiest assignment ever. But it taught me a profound lesson.

by Gary D. Gerson, BS’85

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Of Time and the Clock Tower

Of Time and the Clock Tower

A return to campus revives dormant memories and affords a view of Vanderbilt few alumni ever experience.

by Brian W. McGuire, BA’76, PhD’80

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How I Played the Game

How I Played the Game

Vanderbilt gave me one heck of a solid liberal arts education—and some of it even happened in the classroom.

by Chuck Offenburger, BA’69

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A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time

No previous trip to Haiti could prepare me for the chaos of my last visit.

by Glen Stewart, MDiv’74, DMin’75

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See You at Kilimanjaro

See You at Kilimanjaro

Our repertoire was paltry and our lyrics not quite right—but we never tired of singing as we sailed.

by Andrea Alvord, BA’03

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Against All Odds

Against All Odds

Creating an industry in Central and Eastern Europe has restored hope and dignity for thousands—and given me a front-row seat on history.

by John Wirth, BA’92

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Green Planet Blues

Green Planet Blues

I’ve spent 35 years trying to erase my carbon imprint—so why are there still so many smudges?

by Ellen Pearson, BA’63

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Dirty Dozen

Dirty Dozen

Blessed be the ties that bind and gag.

by Christopher Baltz, BA’92

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Mortar Fire and Ice Cream

Mortar Fire and Ice Cream

My year in a palace near the Tigris

by Michael Lee Woodard, BS’90

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Lord of the Pointy Ears

Lord of the Pointy Ears

Mere mortals little suspect this fair maiden's imprisonment in a dark land of dragons and latex.

by Claire Suddath, BA'04

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Up from Slavery

Up from Slavery

They had experienced the worst of humankind. But they had something to teach their American visitor about faith and joy.

by Ashley Rogers, BA'06

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