Vanderbilt Magazine

Vanderbilt Magazine

Collective Memory

Vanderbilt’s roots revealed


The Three Lives of Kissam Hall

The Three Lives of Kissam Hall

As Vanderbilt opens the next chapter of College Halls, we look back on how the name Kissam became a fixture of campus life.

by Lyle Lankford

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Pathfinders in Biology

Pathfinders in Biology

One performed his last research study in a Vanderbilt Hospital laboratory; the other began his career in Buttrick Hall.

by Dr. Robert D. Collins, BA’48, MD’51

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Conquer and Prevail

Conquer and Prevail

School songs at Vanderbilt sing a rich and varied history.

by Bonnie Arant Ertelt, BS’81

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Through Buddy’s Eyes

Through Buddy’s Eyes

Morris Frank’s visionary efforts revolutionized life for Americans with visual impairments.

by James Summerville, MA’83

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Dreams Deferred

Dreams Deferred

Vanderbilt weathered the Great Depression without running a deficit—but not without incurring painful losses.

by Paul K. Conkin

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The School of Country Life

The School of Country Life

In Bruce Payne’s vision of Peabody College, milk cows, fruit trees and students all thrived.

by Paul K. Conkin

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Best All-Around Girl

Best All-Around Girl

How a small-town Tennessee girl sang her way to stardom.

by Michael Sims

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Jewish Rush in the Bible Belt

Jewish Rush in the Bible Belt

Zeta Beta Tau has left a deep imprint on its members—and on the university.

by G. Marc Hamburger, BA’64

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A Few Good Women

A Few Good Women

World War II prepared a generation for careers in public health nursing.

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Boys Gone Wild

Boys Gone Wild

Panty raids and clashes with police marked the most turbulent decade in Vanderbilt student history.

by Paul K. Conkin, MA’53, PhD’57

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Chancellor Checkmates Bishops

Chancellor Checkmates Bishops

One hundred years ago, a grand schism of ideologies recast Vanderbilt’s future.

by Ray Waddle, MA’81

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Silent Partner

Silent Partner

With apologies to the Commodore, it was another 19th century robber baron who made the greatest impact on Vanderbilt University.

by Cindy Thomsen

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Showdown at Kirkland Hall

Showdown at Kirkland Hall

They're respectable middle-aged citizens now. But 30 years ago they were one Wild Bunch.

by Cindy Thomsen

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