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  • Vandy law prof threatens to shut down pro-Israel event, claims country is ‘destroying’ America

    02/25/2015 5:33:58 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies ^ | 02/25/2015 | Chad Dees
    Prof. Edward Rubin, the former dean of Vanderbilt's law school, threatened to shut down a pro-Israel demonstration by Proclaiming Justice to the Nations. Rubin told Laurie Cardoza-Moore, president of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, that he was going to contact the Nashville Mayor's office to see if the event couldn't be prevented. The former dean of the Vanderbilt Law School, Professor Edward Rubin, threatened to shut down a pro-Israel demonstration as he is an American and not part of the “international Jewish conspiracy,” according to an email obtained by Campus Reform.In the email, sent to Laurie Cardoza-Moore, president of...
  • Two former Vanderbilt football players found guilty by Tennessee jury

    01/27/2015 3:59:08 PM PST · by wardaddy · 41 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | 1/27-15 | Ghianni
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - Two former Vanderbilt University football players were found guilty on Tuesday in the rape of an unconscious female student. A jury in Nashville returned a verdict after less than four hours of deliberations. Prosecutors said the woman was raped on June 23, 2013, and that the assault was proved by what the young men recorded on a cellphone. The case comes at a time of heightened national discussion about the prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses.
  • Penn State starting to get the surprises that come with James Franklin's hire: David Jones

    05/01/2014 11:13:45 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 6 replies
    PennLive ^ | May 1, 2014 | David Jones
    It was a couple of weeks ago during that beautiful day of the Blue-White game and I was taking goofy videos of tailgaters consuming the sunshine and other things. The mood was festive. One of the young adults who I featured in a video asked me with enthusiasm how I felt about James Franklin. He was on a recruiting roll. I said levelly that I would've chosen deposed Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak instead but we'll see how it goes. The guy contorted his face as if I'd just offered him a bowl of Brussels sprouts. "Are you kidding?" he...
  • Anderson Cooper Will Not Receive an Inheritance From Mom Gloria Vanderbilt

    04/02/2014 7:10:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    US Magazine ^ | 04/02/2014 | Esther Lee
    No inheritance for Anderson! CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, who comes from the Vanderbilts, one of the wealthiest families in American history, said Monday, March 31, that he will not be receiving any fortune from his mother Gloria Vanderbilt. "My mom's made clear to me that there's no trust fund," Cooper told Howard Stern on his radio show. "There's none of that." Cooper's mom is the great-great-granddaughter of railroad and shipping mogul Cornelius Vanderbilt. Still stunning at 90 years old, the Manhattan socialite and former denim designer is reportedly worth a whopping $200 million. Gloria's equally-successful son, however, told Stern he...
  • Outspoken Lesbian Minister Promoted to Dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School

    10/11/2013 8:04:30 PM PDT · by massmike · 61 replies ^ | 1o/11/2013 | Garrett Haley
    A divinity school in Tennessee has installed an openly homosexual clergywoman as the school’s new dean. Vanderbilt Divinity School (VDS), located in Nashville, Tennessee, has developed a reputation for progressive policies and teachings. An article last week in Nashville Scene described the institution as a “liberal oasis” and “a bastion of the religious left” where scholars tend to “challenge rather than uphold orthodoxy.” In keeping with these beliefs, the school has officially appointed Emilie Townes as the 16th dean of the school. Not only is Townes an ordained American Baptist clergywoman, but she is also an overt homosexual. Townes’ liberal...
  • The Battle of Vanderbilt: Is Tennessee’s Republican Governor Turning His Back on Religious Liberty?

    05/03/2012 11:39:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | May 3, 2012 | David French
    On Tuesday I reported that the Tennessee legislature had overwhelmingly voted to protect religious liberty at Vanderbilt University. Vanderbilt, a non-religious private school and recipient of massive amounts of state and federal taxpayer dollars, had implemented a policy that required religious student groups to open themselves to non-religious leadership. In response, the legislature passed a bill that did two things: (1) protected religious liberty at all public universities in the state to prevent any policies similar to Vanderbilt’s, and (2) provided similar protections to students at non-religious colleges that were significant recipients of state funds (but with a one-year sunset...
  • The Battle of Vanderbilt: The Tennessee Legislature Comes Through

    05/01/2012 11:48:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | May 1, 2012 | David French
    For some time I’ve been commenting on a critical front in the battle for religious liberty on campus, the fight for religious liberty at Vanderbilt University. For those who haven’t been following this case, a summary: In the name of a particularly empty-headed and hypocritical brand of “nondiscrimination,” Vanderbilt is requiring campus Christian groups to be open to non-Christian leadership, even as it protects the special prerogatives of its large (and powerful) community of fraternities and sororities.
  • College Group Told to Eliminate 'Personal Commitment to Jesus' in Bylaws

    04/27/2012 9:23:36 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 46 replies ^ | Alex Murashko
    A Christian student group at Vanderbilt University has been told by the school's administration that it will lose its recognized status on campus unless the group removes its requirement that its leaders have a "personal commitment to Jesus Christ," says a Christian legal association. Despite a discussion with school officials at the beginning of the year that led members of the group to believe their bylaws were approved, the group was told last week that the university's new policy barring religious groups from selecting members and leaders based on faith requirements will disqualify the group next school year. The Christian...
  • The Battle of Vanderbilt: The Tennessee Legislature Steps Up

    04/20/2012 6:05:38 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 17 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 19, 2012 | David French
    One of the (many) great advantages of living in Tennessee is a legislature with a backbone. As regular Corner readers may remember, I’ve been reporting on a showdown here in Tennessee between Vanderbilt University, its religious students, and concerned alumni. The university has decided that its religious organizations are subject to a so-called “all-comers” policy and must be open to non-Christian leadership. At the same time, it has exempted the university’s powerful Greek organizations — allowing the campus’s most discriminatory groups to exist unmolested.
  • Vanderbilt tells Catholic Students To Change Name

    04/11/2012 1:16:54 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 13 replies
    By Todd Starnes The chaplain of Vanderbilt Catholic, one of the largest student religious groups at Vanderbilt University, said their organization has been ordered by university officials to change their name. The order came after the Catholic group announced it was leaving campus rather than comply with the university’s new nondiscrimination policy. A spokesperson for Vanderbilt University confirmed that the Catholic group was told they could no longer use the Vanderbilt name. “Those student groups who choose not to comply with the university’s nondiscrimination policy do forfeit the privileges associated with registered student organization status and that includes the use...
  • Vanderbilt University policy forces Catholic group off campus

    03/30/2012 6:29:02 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    cna ^ | March 29, 2012
    Nashville, Tenn., Mar 29, 2012 / 12:07 am (CNA).- A Catholic student group says it will leave the Vanderbilt University campus at the end of the year over  a controversial school policy which bars the group from requiring its leaders to be Catholic.“The discriminatory non-discrimination policy at Vanderbilt University has forced our hand,” Vanderbilt Catholic chaplain Father John Sims Baker said in a March 26 statement. “Our purpose has always been to share the Gospel and proudly to proclaim our Catholic faith. What other reason could there be for a Catholic organization at Vanderbilt?” he asked. “How can we...
  • Vandy Catholic to Leave Campus Over All Comers Rule

    03/28/2012 4:16:11 PM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies
    Nashville Public Radio ^ | 3/28/12 | Bradley George
    An organization for Catholic students at Vanderbilt says it will move off campus rather than comply with the university’s nondiscrimination policy. The rule states that organizations must be open to all students and that all members must be eligible for leadership positions.In a statement, Vandy Catholic says it’s a faith-based organization, and Catholic faith is an essential qualification for leadership in the group. Other student groups are also considering whether to move off campus because of the newly enforced “all-comers” policy. Law professor Carol Swain is the Christian Legal Society’s faculty sponsor. “Student organizations should have the right to elect...
  • NCAA 2012 Brackets

    03/16/2012 11:07:16 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 64 replies · 3+ views
    various | Friday, March 16, 2012 | participants
    This is based on a genealogy table I made. Had a bit more trouble than I should have tracking down the first round results, wth.
  • Vandy's diversity doctrine is Orwellian

    03/16/2012 7:57:37 AM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 3/16/12 | Greg Johnson
    On Monday, the day after this year's NCAA March Madness selections, hardcore Vanderbilt University basketball fans plotted a pilgrimage to the desert, to Albuquerque, to exhort their Commodores in their struggle with the Harvard Crimson. Also on Monday, Vanderbilt battered the faithful and cast out the Christians, all in the name of diversity. March 12 marked the day Vanderbilt student groups must begin to submit applications to the university so the Ministry of Diversity, er, I mean, the Dean of Students office, can decree which student organizations are nondiscriminatory enough to haunt Vandy's hallowed halls. Forgive the Orwellian slip, but...
  • Vanderbilt University has the Right to Despise Christianity

    03/15/2012 3:10:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    The Public Discourse ^ | 03/14/2012 | Michael Stokes Paulsen
    Vanderbilt University has decided that campus student religious groups may not require that their leaders accept the core beliefs of the religious group they would lead. Ironically, Vanderbilt’s right to do so rests on the same freedom it denies to these groups—a group’s freedom to define what it stands for and the views it expresses. Vanderbilt University has decided that Christian student groups that hold traditional Christian religious views are not welcome on campus. They will no longer be recognized as valid student organizations. Vanderbilt’s reason is that such groups require that their leaders be Christian—that is, that their leaders...
  • Vanderbilt's Christian Legal Society says anti-bias policy discriminates

    01/21/2012 2:49:26 PM PST · by SmithL · 4 replies
    The Tennessean | 1/21/12 | Nancy DeVille with
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  • Homosexual bigots commit hate crimes, Part 11 -- Vanderbilt University

    09/28/2011 2:46:55 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 10 replies ^ | Sept. 28, 2011 | Bryan Fischer
    The parade of hate crimes continue. This time the perpetrator is Vanderbilt University which has put five Christian student organizations on provisional status for being, well, Christian clubs. Vanderbilt was founded by the Methodist Episcopal Church in the 1870s, with a donation from philanthropist Cornelius Vanderbilt. Thus, as is the case with 106 of the first 108 colleges and the universities in the United States, Vanderbilt was brought into existence by followers of Jesus Christ. Now his followers are being tagged as homophobic bigots and threatened with expulsion from campus because of their sincerely held religious beliefs. Worse, Vanderbilt has...
  • Professor Says Vanderbilt Suppressing Christian Student Groups Amid Shutdown Threats

    09/27/2011 4:32:08 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept. 26, 2011 | John Roberts
    Is Vanderbilt University flirting with the suppression of religion? Yes, according to Carol Swain, a professor at Vanderbilt’s Law School. Specifically, Swain is referring to four Christian student groups being placed on "provisional status" after a university review found them to be in non-compliance with the school’s nondiscrimination policy. Vanderbilt says the student organizations cannot require that leaders share the group’s beliefs, goals and values. Carried to its full extent, it means an atheist could lead a Christian group, a man a woman’s group, a Jew a Muslim group or vice versa. If they remain in non-compliance, the student organizations...
  • Vanderbilt enforcing nondiscrimination policy

    09/26/2011 8:07:03 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 23 replies ^ | September 20, 2011 | Erin Holt
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Some Vanderbilt University religious groups will have to change their policies or risk being shut down. The university told Nashville's News 2 a number of groups are in violation of the school's nondiscrimination policy. In a statement, Vanderbilt University said, "Last academic year, an undergraduate made an allegation of discrimination against a student organization. As a result of that allegation, we sought to ensure that the more than 300 student organizations were aware of their need to comply with the university's longstanding nondiscrimination policy." Stephen Siao is the president of the college Republicans. "The policy that they've...
  • US universities in Africa 'land grab' (Harvard -Vanderbilt)

    06/09/2011 8:49:39 AM PDT · by bronxville · 11 replies
    Guardian ^ | June 8th, 2011 | John Vidal and Claire Provost
    US universities in Africa 'land grab' Institutions including Harvard and Vanderbilt reportedly use hedge funds to buy land in deals that may force farmers out Harvard and other major American universities are working through British hedge funds and European financial speculators to buy or lease vast areas of African farmland in deals, some of which may force many thousands of people off their land, according to a new study. Researchers say foreign investors are profiting from "land grabs" that often fail to deliver the promised benefits of jobs and economic development, and can lead to environmental and social problems in...
  • Vanderbilt Abandons Policy Forcing Nursing Students to Do Abortions

    01/12/2011 3:39:18 PM PST · by julieee · 3 replies ^ | January 12, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Vanderbilt Abandons Policy Forcing Nursing Students to Do Abortions Nashville, TN -- After a pro-life legal group filed a complaint against Vanderbilt University for a policy requiring incoming nursing students to assist in abortions, the college has caved and modified the policy.
  • Vanderbilt University Requires Nursing Students to Do Abortions

    01/11/2011 10:07:23 AM PST · by julieee · 5 replies ^ | January 11, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Vanderbilt University Requires Nursing Students to Do Abortions Vanderbilt University is the subject of a federal complaint filed today by officials with the Alliance Defense Fund over requiring nursing students to participate in abortions.
  • Breyer says justices must adapt to Facebook world

    11/16/2010 3:58:34 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/16/10 | Erik Schelzig - ap
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Don't expect a Facebook friend request from Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer any time soon. The 72-year-old justice said in a speech at Vanderbilt Law School on Tuesday that he was perplexed when he recently saw the film "The Social Network" about the origins of Facebook. But Breyer said the film illustrates his argument that modern conditions — like the development of the social-networking site — should inform justices when interpreting a Constitution written in the 18th century. "If I'm applying the First Amendment, I have to apply it to a world where there's an Internet, and...
  • NEA Myth Goes South

    09/22/2010 6:20:38 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 22, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When members of your local teacher’s union tell you they can teach better if you pay them more, ask them to respond to a new study from Vanderbilt University, not exactly a free market hot bed. “Rewarding teachers with bonus pay, in the absence of any other support programs, does not raise student test scores, according to a new study issued today by the National Center on Performance Incentives at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development in partnership with the RAND Corporation,” researchers at Vandy found. “We tested the most basic and foundational question related to performance...
  • Vanderbilt professor slammed for backing film that calls racism a myth

    10/17/2009 7:26:26 AM PDT · by TennesseeGirl · 23 replies · 1,220+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 10/17/09 | Janell Ross
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — An organization that tracks hate-group activity in the U.S. is accusing Vanderbilt University professor Carol Swain, a black scholar known for her conservative stances on race and immigration, of being an apologist for white supremacists. The incident started last week when the Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center posted a blog item critiquing the documentary A Conversation About Race, mentioning that positive comments by Swain lent the film an air of legitimacy. (excerpted)
  • Nashville Protest TODAY! Vanderbilt YWC Protest Wachovia's Support of ACORN

    10/05/2009 11:14:38 AM PDT · by CampusReform · 11 replies · 947+ views ^ | 10-6-09 | (via Adrienne)
    Vanderbilt Student Group Protests Wachovia's Support of ACORN Vanderbilt University's chapter of Youth for Western Civilization will be protesting Wachovia Bank's support of ACORN today in front of Wachovia's West End location from 4:30 – 5:30pm.ACORN, or the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, has recently come under fire since conservative activists revealed the multiple instances of outrageous behavior.Most notably, videos surfaced of ACORN employees giving advice on how to receive tax breaks for housing underage, illegal immigrant El Salvadorian prostitutes.Since then, both houses of Congress have voted to defund ACORN and Bank of America has opted to "suspend...
  • Why Obama's birth certificate issue won't go away: Vanderbilt expert

    07/31/2009 8:21:15 AM PDT · by ncfool · 92 replies · 2,890+ views
    Vanderbilt University News Network ^ | 7-30-2009 | Carol Swain
    The controversy over President Obama’s birth certificate will not go away as long as he refuses to release sealed records, including the original birth certificate, according to Carol Swain, professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt University. “I believe that the president should end the speculation by being transparent about all aspects of his background,” Swain said. “In fact, it can be argued that the president belongs to the people and to scholars, biographers and others who are entitled to know every aspect of his past. Only great men can ascend to this height, and their lives should be...
  • Youth for Western Culture group at Vanderbilt stirs furor

    03/31/2009 8:12:47 PM PDT · by genetic homophobe · 6 replies · 616+ views ^ | March 30, 2009 | Jennifer Brooks
  • Youth club seeks to protect Western world [SPLC cries racism] [Youth for Western Civ.] [Vandy]

    03/30/2009 4:00:16 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 8 replies · 538+ views
    UPI ^ | 2009-03-30
    NASHVILLE, March 30 (UPI) -- Members of a youth group with followers on seven U.S. college campuses say their organization is focused on protecting Western civilization. Trevor Williams and Devin Saucier said they founded a Vanderbilt University chapter of the Youth for Western Culture in order to protect the Western world from corrupting influences and not to promote racism as some of the group's critics suggest, The (Nashville) Tennessean said Monday. "We're not racists," Saucier, a Vanderbilt sophomore like Williams, said.
  • The End of the World is Near

    12/31/2008 4:02:23 PM PST · by BamaFan · 30 replies · 1,486+ views
    1 2 3 4 T #24 BC (9-5) 0 7 0 7 14 VAN (7-6) 6 0 7 3 16
  • In defense of the SCCC (Students for Concealed Carry on Campus)

    12/06/2008 6:21:54 PM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies · 505+ views ^ | 12-04-08 | Benjamin Neiman
    In the opinion article, "More guns, please," Carolyn Pippen offered sarcasm as an appropriate treatment of a serious social issue. Concealed carry on college campuses is a serious issue — as is evidenced by the number of state legislatures considering various concealed carry measures in the past legislative session. Not to mention the growing number of student groups forming independently across the country in support of concealed carry. There is no problem with honest skepticism, but the paranoia exhibited in the article was ridiculous. No one travels through Nashville wondering if the person in the car in front of them...
  • Vanderbilt Beats Auburn: (5-0) (SEC East 3-0)

    10/04/2008 6:31:00 PM PDT · by APRPEH · 18 replies · 802+ views
    ESPN ^ | 4 October 2008 | APRPEH
    excerpt only by the rules GO DORES!
  • College Football Southeastern Conference Standings

    09/28/2008 7:55:14 AM PDT · by APRPEH · 13 replies · 729+ views
    Sports ESPN ^ | 28 September 2008 | APRPEH
    Vandy alone atop the SEC East. history in the making. look at it now because it may not happen again for a long time. GO DORES!
  • Vandy ranked for first time in 24 years

    09/21/2008 4:55:38 PM PDT · by GOP_Raider · 47 replies · 225+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | 21 Sept 2008 | Some unidentified doofus at the AP
    NEW YORK (AP) - The Southeastern Conference needs to find another pushover. Vanderbilt, for years the weakest team in college football's toughest league, moved into the AP Top 25 on Sunday for the first time in 24 years. The unbeaten Commodores are No. 21 in the latest rankings. "I think it's a pretty good reward for a good start," Vanderbilt coach Bobby Johnson said Sunday in a telephone interview. "Our guys are pretty smart. They realize it won't help you win games. "They're already a pretty confident bunch. They're going to go into games thinking they're going to have a...
  • The Fourth of July: A Day of Mourning?

    07/03/2008 6:27:10 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 20 replies · 197+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 7-3-08 | Mark D. Tooley
    Should Christians mourn on July 4, given what a disaster the United States has been for the world? Much of the Religious Left thinks so! Undoubtedly speaking for many left-wing seminary faculty and clergy, Ted Smith of Vanderbilt University penned an editorial for this month’s Christian Century magazine called: “The Fourth of July: How Does a Christian Celebrate?”
  • Vanderbilt poll ...; Political scientist says anti-Mormon bias finds cover

    01/19/2008 12:27:37 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 123 replies · 541+ views
    Vanderbilt News Service ^ | 01/18/08 | Ann Marie Deer Owens
    Bias against Mitt Romney’s religion is one of the reasons that the tag “flip-flopper” sticks with the former Massachusetts governor but not his Republican opponents, according to Vanderbilt political scientist John Geer. “There is no question that Romney has changed his positions on some issues, but so have some of the other candidates,” Geer said. “Why does the label stick to Romney but not his opponents? At least some of the answer lies in Romney’s Mormon beliefs.” Geer and colleagues Brett Benson of Vanderbilt and Jennifer Merolla of Claremont Graduate University designed an Internet survey to assess bias against Mormons,...
  • NCAA HOOPS: Vanderbilt snaps #1 Florida 17 game win streak!

    02/17/2007 12:16:31 PM PST · by Christian4Bush · 22 replies · 371+ views
    CBS | 02/17/07 | Christian4Bush
    Vanderbilt beats #1 Florida by double digits. Likely that Ohio State will flip to #1 and Florida will go to #2. UCLA may move up from #5, though the Arizona schools they swept are not as formidable as they once were. Mods, I hope I put this in the right place.
  • Harold Ford Jr. to teach at Vanderbilt this semester

    01/15/2007 12:07:09 PM PST · by SmithL · 46 replies · 963+ views
    Nashville Tennessean | 1/15/7 | JENNIFER PEEBLES
    Harold Ford Jr. to teach at Vanderbilt this semester
  • Will the Broncos get an early Christmas present from Santa Claus Indiana?, rookie QB Jay Cutler

    11/24/2006 5:37:16 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 34 replies · 1,399+ views
    Will the Broncos get an early Christmas present from Santa Claus Indiana?, QB Jay Cutler You can imagine what the sports media storm is like here in Colorado right now after the lackluster performance by the Denver Broncos offense last night in their 19 - 10 loss vs. the Kansas City Chiefs. An interesting fact about the Broncos first round draft choice from earlier this year, QB Jay Cutler is from Santa Claus, Indiana. 6 Jay Cutler, Quarterback Height: 6' 3" Weight: 233 lbs. College: Vanderbilt Born: in Santa Claus, Ind. Acquired: Draft #1 (11th overall), 2006 Pro Year: R...
  • Anderson Cooper's CIA Secret

    09/06/2006 10:58:00 AM PDT · by DaveTesla · 47 replies · 1,829+ views
    RadarOnLine ^ | 09/06/06 8:00 AM | Jeff Bercovici
    Anderson Cooper's CIA Secret Anderson Cooper has long traded on his biography, carving a niche for himself as the most human of news anchors. But there's one aspect of his past that the silver-haired CNN star has never made public: the months he spent training for a career with the Central Intelligence Agency. Following his sophomore and junior years at Yale—a well-known recruiting ground for the CIA—Cooper spent his summers interning at the agency's monolithic headquarters in Langley, Virginia, in a program for students interested in intelligence work. His involvement with the agency ended there, and he chose not to...
  • Another assault occurs on campus

    09/07/2005 9:54:04 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 6 replies · 420+ views
    Another assault occurs on campus by Taylor Smith September 05, 2005 A forcible fondling occurred on Friday night outside the main entrance of Branscomb, according to a crime alert Director of Crime Prevention Andrew Atwood sent yesterday, the third assault report thus far as classes enter only their ninth day of the year. When the school year started less than two weeks ago, Vanderbilt was honored for its academic reputation as one of the top 20 universities in the country by U.S. News and World Report. However, lately, Vandy has been the scene of incidents that deserve no praise whatsoever...
  • Lost Cause at Vanderbilt

    07/13/2005 3:05:58 PM PDT · by freespirited · 14 replies · 616+ views
    Inside Higher Ed ^ | 7/13/05 | Scott Jaschik
    The Battle of Nashville was fought in 1864, but Civil War skirmishing has been plentiful in the city for the past three years — much to the frustration of Vanderbilt University. With strong support from its black students and alumni, Vanderbilt has been waging a legal fight to remove the word “Confederate” from the front of a dormitory. But the move has outraged groups that seek to honor and study Confederate history. On Monday, Vanderbilt announced that it was giving up its battle — although the university will continue to refer to the building without the “Confederate” name in all...
  • College Ends 'Confederate' Dorm Dispute

    07/12/2005 4:55:29 AM PDT · by TexConfederate1861 · 30 replies · 1,271+ views
    FOX News ^ | Tuesday, July 12, 2005 | Associated Press
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt University (search) is giving up its long-running court fight to have the name "Confederate Memorial Hall" removed from the stone front of a campus dormitory. Chancellor Gordon Gee (search) dropped the word "Confederate" from the dorm's name in 2002, citing an effort to create a more welcoming environment. But the United Daughters of the Confederacy (search), which helped finance the building, sued when the school wanted to physically remove the name from the main entrance. The case reached the Tennessee Court of Appeals, which in May ordered Vanderbilt to either leave the chiseled name alone or...
  • Doctor offers heritage group money for dorm name

    05/19/2005 8:19:08 PM PDT · by CurlyBill · 66 replies · 1,055+ views ^ | 19 May 05 | AP
    NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) -- A black doctor has offered $50,000 to a Southern heritage group to buy the naming rights to a Vanderbilt University dormitory at the center of a legal fight over whether it should be called Confederate Memorial Hall.
  • Right to rename dorm worth $50,000 to alumnus of Vandy

    05/19/2005 8:09:56 PM PDT · by SmithL · 14 replies · 529+ views
    AP ^ | 5/19/5
    NASHVILLE - A black doctor has offered $50,000 to a Southern heritage group to buy the naming rights to a Vanderbilt University dormitory at the center of a legal fight over the word "Confederate." Dr. Eddie Hamilton, a 1985 Vanderbilt graduate, has offered the money and hopes others will chip in. He hopes the school will give the United Daughters of the Confederacy money to rename Confederate Memorial Hall. Hamilton said he felt moved to make the public offer after an appeals court ruled against Vanderbilt's plan to strip the word off the building. "Anything that makes reference to the...
  • Vanderbilt U. Loses 'Confederate' Bid (Forces of P.C. Actually LOSE One, For Once...!)

    05/05/2005 2:11:46 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 30 replies · 930+ views
    Newsday ^ | 5/04/05 | AP/Colin Fly
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Vanderbilt University would violate a decades-old contract if it stripped the word "Confederate" from the name of a dormitory built with the help of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, a court ruling released Wednesday said. The heritage group donated a third of the building's cost. In return, the name Confederate Memorial Hall was chiseled into stone over the main entrance.
  • Southern universities shed their stereotypes

    03/01/2005 1:11:01 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 14 replies · 995+ views
    Vanderbilt Hustler ^ | 28-Feb-2005 | Nicole Floyd
    Vanderbilt's ongoing litigation with the United Daughters of the Confederacy over the changing of the name of Confederate Memorial Hall to Memorial Hall is an example of a trend that is taking place in schools across the South. As a Feb. 12 article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution pointed out, in addition to Vanderbilt, schools in the Southeast such as Sewanee: The University of the South; the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and the University of Texas at Austin are all choosing to remove Confederate symbols and Southern traditions to better compete in attracting the nation's best and most...
  • Court hears 'Confederate' dorm arguments

    01/06/2005 6:49:13 PM PST · by Ellesu · 14 replies · 765+ views ^ | 01/06/05 | AP
    Group trying to block building name change: NASHVILLE, Tennessee -- A state appeals court heard arguments Wednesday over whether Vanderbilt University can remove the word "Confederate" from a dormitory the United Daughters of the Confederacy helped build in the 1930s. The Tennessee chapter of the group claims the university's effort to drop the first word from Confederate Memorial Hall violates decades-old contracts, but Vanderbilt claims the contracts are no longer valid. The judges, who did not say when they will issue a ruling, had strong words for both sides. "You're arguing social values and making the courts be the tough...
  • Vanderbilt running back killed over 'trash talk' about cars

    12/28/2004 9:18:56 PM PST · by MissouriConservative · 50 replies · 1,894+ views
    CBS Sportsline ^ | Dec. 28, 2004 | None Listed
    TAMPA, Fla. -- Vanderbilt running back Kwane Doster was shot to death after his friends and a group of other men exchanged "trash talk" about their cars, Tampa police said Tuesday. Police continued to appeal for help in making an arrest in the Sunday morning shooting. Police said they have suspects, but need witnesses who might have seen who fired the fatal shot. Doster, 21, was shot to death at a sandwich shop after visiting a local club with two friends about 1:30 a.m. Sunday. While leaving the club, Doster's friends had a discussion with three other men about their...
  • Vandy football player shot and killed

    12/26/2004 10:01:46 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 100 replies · 2,600+ views
    Sports Network ^ | December 26, 2004
    Tampa, FL (Sports Network) - Vanderbilt running back Kwane Doster was shot to death early Sunday morning at the young age of 21. After being shot near the Ybor City nightlife district, Doster was taken to Tampa General Hospital, where he died.