Tunnel Vision Issue 26 • Fall 2017

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ISSUE 26 H FALL 2017

2016-17 DONOR ROLL … We are proud to announce the list of Student Media donors for the 2016-17 academic year … see page 5.

tunnelvision A publication for alumni of student media at Vanderbilt University

NOMINATE ALUMNI FOR HALL OF FAME Student Media accepts Student Media Hall of Fame nominations on an ongoing basis. The selection committee typically reviews nominations and makes selections in the spring. Nominations may be sent to committee chair Paige Clancy (Hustler '98) at paige.clancy@vanderbilt.edu.




Several of your former staff members and classmates give a glimpse into their lives since Vanderbilt … page 3

HONORING LEESON'S LEGACY Charlie Euchner reflects on VSC's first adviser … page 7

Jim Leeson see page 7…

THE 2017 CLASS Five alumni to join the Student Media Hall of Fame in October

HALL OF FAME CRITERIA To be considered for induction in the Hall of Fame, candidates must meet the following criteria. Candidates are not required to be currently working in journalism or the media. • Last worked with Student Media as a student staff member at least 10 years prior to their potential Hall of Fame induction date; • Contributed in a significant way as a staff member to one or more of Vanderbilt’s print or electronic student media organizations; • Distinguished themselves through their work and acts at a level that merits recognition of the highest honor bestowed by Student Media.



by Ann Marie Deer Owens (BA’76)

A judge who blazed new trails for women while fighting for civil rights, three journalists whose careers have been shaped by passion and innovation, and an Emmy-winning writer for a leading news-satire show are the newest members of the Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame. Selected for the 2017 class are John Haile, Elaine Shannon, Caryl Privett, Walter Brown Potter Jr, and Zhubin Parang.

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JOHN HAILE Haile, who earned a bachelor of arts in 1967, grew up in Cleveland, Tennessee. As a freshman, he joined WRVU, where his hometown friend Warren Corbett was business manager and a mentor. The radio station was on a couple of floors of Neely Auditorium's south tower. Haile served as station manager his junior and senior years. "I learned to surround myself with people passionate about their jobs and trust them to do their work," said Haile, who also served on the VSC board. "We changed the format—bringing in Top 40 programming—and doing remote



broadcasts to bring more attention to the station." In 1966, Haile, who had worked for his local newspaper in high school, also became campus correspondent for The Tennessean. Haile majored in political science. "Given all my other responsibilities, I was not the best student," he said. "Sometimes I didn't make it to class. However, beloved professors like political scientists Bob Birkby and J. Leiper Freeman helped me work through everything." Thanks to a flier he saw on the WRVU bulletin board, Haile went to Boston University for graduate school, where he earned a master of science in communication. Haile also continued working at The Tennessean, as a state and national political reporter. "I can’t think of a more dedicated group of journalists to be around during a turbulent and exciting political era, with legendary editor John Seigenthaler as our anchor," Haile said. "The connections I made in Nashville have stayed with me." Not long after completing a journalism fellowship at Stanford University, Haile moved to the Orlando Sentinel, where he became editor in 1985. Haile was among the first to recognize that changing the culture of the newsroom was key to adapting traditional print to new media. As a new media pioneer, he built one of the world's first fully-integrated multimedia newsrooms with print, the Internet, and a 24-hour cable news channel all

operating from a central news desk. The paper earned three Pulitzer Prizes under his leadership. At age 55, Haile chose to step away from daily leadership of a newspaper to devote what he called “a second half” to public service. He has served on a number of health care, environmental and arts boards. He lives in the Denver area, where he also “works at” his pastel and oil painting.

ELAINE SHANNON Shannon was born in Gainesville, Georgia, and worked for her hometown newspaper during high school. She enrolled at Vanderbilt in 1964, when issues like the Vietnam War, civil rights, drugs and poverty were beginning to generate intense debate on college campuses. "Vanderbilt had a great deal of academic freedom, one of the reasons I chose this university," Shannon said. She was a student during the first years of the Impact Symposium, a speakers series designed to bring more intellectually stimulating programming to campus. "I was proud of then-Chancellor Alexander Heard for standing firm on the principle of 'open forum' when many of those connected to Vanderbilt and in the community opposed letting Stokely Carmichael speak in 1967," she said. Shannon majored in English and CLASS OF 2017, continued on page 6

Bayless Gives Back to Student Media Skip Bayless (BA’74, The Vanderbilt Hustler) generously donated to Student Media this year, marking the largest gift received by Student Media to date. His unrestricted gift is supporting all areas of student-led media efforts on Vanderbilt's campus, including media education, various related resources, educational trips, and studentrun events. Bayless, who grew up in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, attended Vanderbilt on the prestigious Grantland


Rice Scholarship. He covered sports for The Vanderbilt Hustler student newspaper and majored in English and History. After college, Bayless worked as a newspaper sportswriter and columnist, author, and commentator at ESPN for programs like First Take and SportsCenter. In 2009, he was inducted into Vanderbilt Student Media’s Hall of Fame. His new show Skip and Shannon: Undisputed debuted in September 2016 on Fox Sports 1.

Skip Bayless

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bright lights a student column…

keeping up

Endless Opportunity

Greetings from former WRVU station manager, John Haile

Student Media provides numerous educational opportunities Daria Berstell is majoring in Political Science and Women’s and Gender Studies and this summer worked as an editorial intern at Foreign Affairs Magazine at the Council on Foreign Relations. I’ve learned things and met incredible people all over Vanderbilt’s campus, whether in the classroom, the dining hall, my dorm, the library, or even the gym. Vandy has an endless array of opportunities, however, for me, the most valuable opportunities and lessons have come to me in the student media newsroom. Where on Daria Berstell campus can you learn to write, be a leader, work with others, be part of a team, how to manage your time, how to inspire others, and how to consume endless amounts of caffeine and frozen yogurt all in one place? You could probably accomplish all those things during a particularly heinous semester-long group project, but my thing is much more fun. I am the editor-in-chief of GlobalVU, Vanderbilt’s one and only publication dedicated to international relations and politics around the world. It is a job that is always interesting, never-ending, and frequently quite difficult. Any leader of a student organization will tell you, it is challenging to get college students to stick to a deadline and that is especially true with writing. Running a publication is an endless quest to work better with others and get their thoughts and projects onto real paper, which usually means a lot of cajoling, requesting, following up, circling back, demanding, and in the end, hoping and trusting in your fellow students. As with any job or commitment, it is not always easy, but if you find the right people to bring along with you, it is the challenges that become the most fun. Having a team to share the things we learn, especially the new and fascinating topics GlobalVU’s writers choose to write about, is always a treat. A great team makes adding 98 footnotes almost fun, and then if the file fails to save, makes redoing them slightly less torturous. Being a part of GlobalVU’s wonderful team over the past two and a half years has resulted in many articles, endless editing, and quite possibly selling my soul to Adobe’s InDesign publishing software. However, beyond just helping us create an amazing print issue every semester, student media provides tons of opportunities for students to engage with all types of media. My favorite examples are the annual trips student media plans and organizes which give students interested in media an amazing opportunity to see our dream jobs in real life and meet people who inspire us. This spring break, the trip was to New York (see pg. 8 for more about the NYC trip), and I was lucky enough to get to participate. I was born and raised in New York City, and getting to be a tourist in one’s own hometown is a rare treat, especially when you’re exploring some of the coolest media companies in the world. Over two days we visited Vandy alumni at four different companies. We learned about the work they did, the companies they worked for, and most importantly, at least to all of us, how they had gotten there. BERSTELL, continued on page 6

John Haile (‘67), former Station Manager for WRVU and retired Editor of the Orlando Sentinel, recently penned a letter to fellow WRVU alumni from the ‘60’s. Haile shares the value of our very own Tunnel Vision alumni newsletter publication, as well as his commitment to gather WRVU alumni from the 1960’s to provide ongoing funds for it. Read his call to action below. John Haile


tunnel vision Tunnel Vision is published by Vanderbilt Student Communications, Inc.

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Station Manager, VandyRadio

Editor-in-Chief, Hustler

Station Manager, WRVU

Jim Leeson Prize winner, Producer “This Vanderbilt Life”

Thank you to the following students for sharing their experiences with alumni about serving as leaders at Vanderbilt Student Media over the last year! Together, you helped us relay our financial and equipment needs to our alumni base, and the generous help we’ve received will continue to make a big impact for Student Media on Vanderbilt’s campus. As we start a new academic year, we thank both the student leaders as well as our donors for help in surpassing our goals.


Issue 26 • FALL 2017

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alumni updates‌

A glimpse into a few lives that helped shape student media at Vandy 1949




Jerry Niles Jordan H B.E., 1949 (Commodore yearbook, Vanderbilt Masquerader, V Square) Jordan lives in Dallas, TX, and said: I guess you would say that I am now a citizen diplomat since I am often involved with international guests. See www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-uZLF54JWw which describes the benefit that flows from working with international guests. There are over 90 organizations like ours that are scattered across the USA. Named chair of a drafting committee of the Uniform Law Conference to draft a law on Tort Issues Raised by the Use of Drones. In the fall, will chair an American Bar Association accreditation site visit team.

Peggy Jo Shaw H B.A., 1972 (The Vanderbilt Hustler) Shaw lives in Decatur, GA, and said: Owner, Wren Cottage Writing & Editing. Freelance and contract work for newspapers, Peggy Jo Shaw magazines and authors with book manuscripts for independent or traditional publishing.

Carlton Gass H Ph.D., 1977 (Commodore yearbook) Gass lives in Tallahassee, Florida, and said: Carlton Gass took a new position as Neuropsychologist at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare. He recently became a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology (2017) and the American Board of Clinical Psychology (2015).

Chad Wilcox H B.A., 2002 (The Torch, VSC Board member) Wilcox lives in Austin, TX, and said: After three years in London as COO of the Institute of Economic Affairs, I have recently started in a new role as Chief Operating Officer with Pacific Legal Foundation, a national public interest law firm based in Sacramento, California. I split my time between Sacramento and Austin.


David Rapp H B.A., 1973 (The Vanderbilt Hustler) Rapp lives in Washington, DC, and said: David Rapp's new book on the 1908-era Chicago Cubs, "Tinker to Evers to Chance: The Chicago Cubs and the Dawn of Modern America," will be published by the University of Chicago Press in the Spring of 2018. Rapp is the former editor of Congressional Quarterly.


Bo T. Carter H B.A., 1974 (The Vanderbilt Hustler, Commodore yearbook) Carter lives in Carrollton, TX, and said: Bo Carter (A'74) is working on a book about the later exploits of the VU Class of 1974 especially those who went into media and communications. Please email any updates for a chapter in the book to bcarter@ footballfoundation.com. Carter also is working a modern history of Mississippi State athletics with famed broadcaster Jim Ellis and MSU retired publicist Joe Dier.



Paul Kurtz and his wife Carol. This was taken with my wife, Carol, a pre-merger Peabody alumnae.

1969 Mary Margaret Oliver H B.A., 1969 (The Vanderbilt Hustler, Versus magazine) Oliver

Bo Carter, Class of '74, and 46-year sports media specialist.

lives in Atlanta, Ga, and said: Mary Margaret Oliver presently serves in the House, District 82, of the Georgia General Assembly, and has held this elected office for 14 years. Prior to a run for state-wide office she also served in the Georgia State Senate. In both Chambers, she was appointed Chair of the Judiciary Committee, the first and only woman to chair either committee. She also continues to practice law in Decatur, Georgia.

David Boaz H B.A., 1975 (Versus magazine, The Freedom Writer) Boaz lives in Arlington, VA, and said: David Boaz has recently published three books: The Libertarian Mind and The Libertarian Reader (Simon David Boaz & Schuster, 2015) and Cato Handbook for Policymakers (Cato, 2017). His articles have recently appeared in the Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, Politico, and USA Today. He remains executive vice president of the Cato Institute.



Laurence Alan Bradley H B.A., 1971, Ph.D., 1975 (WRVU) Bradley lives in Mountain Brook, Alabama, and said: My major work away from National Institutes of Health-funded research at the School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is supporting Mystery Science Theater 3000 that you all can access on Netflix. The original MST3K was shown throughout the US for 10 years from 19891999. With over 6 million dollars of support from thousands of viewers during the past year, 14 new episodes have been completely produced and are superb. This summer, parties and MST3K shows with the cast will took place across the US. I and my wife, Virginia, made plans to attend the show in Nashville on August 11 at the James K Polk Theater at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. These parties will occur throughout the US at multiple cities. Have a great time and help us prepare for next year's shows!! And please enjoy the live Thanksgiving show on TV.

Irvin Muchnick (The Vanderbilt Hustler) Muchnick lives in Berkeley, CA, and said: In December, U.S. District Court Senior Judge Charles Breyer ruled in my favor in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security for material from the immigration files of George Gibney, a former Irish Olympic team swim coach who has been living in the U.S. for more than 20 years since fleeing his native country amidst allegations of his sexual abuse of dozens of underage athletes in his charge. In February, the new Trump Administration appealed to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the parties are now in settlement talks. The case has energized a campaign by an Irish legislator, and victims and their families and advocates, to seek Gibney's extradition on both new and revisited old charges, which are now under investigation by the garda (national police).

From left to right on the back row are Crow T. Robot, Dr. Virginia Bradley, Dr. Laurence Bradley, and Tom Servo. Below in the center is the great actor/writer, Mr. Jonah Ray.

Todd J. Campbell H B.A., 1978 (Versus magazine) Campbell lives in Nashville, TN, and said: Todd J. Campbell retired in December 2016 as District Judge for the Middle District of TN after 21 years of service. He presided over 10,000 civil and criminal cases and was Chief Judge from 2005-2012. Previously, he was Counsel to the Vice-President of the United States and in private practice in Nashville, TN. Allen D Boyer H B.A., 1978 (The Vanderbilt Hustler, Versus magazine) Boyer lives in Staten Island, NY, and said: My fifth book, "Rocky Boyer's War: An Unvarnished History of the Air Blitz That Won the War in the Southwest Pacific," has been published by the Naval Institute Press. This is a Allen D. Boyer narrative history, drawing on a diary kept by my father while he served with a fighter-bomber group in New Guinea and the Philippines. I have also been writing book reviews for the Phi Beta Kappa Key Reporter and HottyToddy.com, an on-line journal based in Oxford, Mississippi, which focuses on issues of interest to the Ole Miss community, Oxford residents, and students of Southern culture. I have published an essay in the Phi Beta Kappa Key Reporter: "War Stories," an essay about the stories that my father told about New Guinea and the Philippines, and what I had to do to reconstruct what he left out. Here is the link: http://www.keyreporter.org/PbkNews/PbkNews/ Details/2235.html


Paul Kurtz H B.A., 1968, J.D., 1972 (The Vanderbilt Hustler, Commodore yearbook) Kurtz lives in Athens, GA, and said: In January, 2017, received the University of Georgia President's Medal, given to retirees for outstanding contribution to research, community service and the university. Named chair of a drafting committee of the Uniform Law Conference to draft a law on Tort Issues Raised by the Use of Drones. In the fall, will chair an American Bar Association accreditation site visit team.


Sarah Savage H B.A., 2002 (WRVU, Versus magazine, VSC Board member)

Sarah Savage and Tom Caruso on their honeymoon in Italy.

Savage lives in Philadelphia, PA, and said: This is my 12th year living in Philadelphia after completing my Master of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania in 2008. I'm currently working as Store Design Project Manager for honeygrow, a Philadelphia-based fast casual restaurant startup company that specializes in custom stir-fry, salads, and honeybars. We currently have 17 locations and we doubled in size in the past year and will double our restaurant inventory again this year, expanding to DC, Baltimore, Boston, New York, Pittsburgh, and Chicago. I'm hoping for a Nashville location in the future! This job is a great blend of using my architectural background as well as the design skills I gained in my early years at Vanderbilt working on Versus. My husband, Tom Caruso, is a Civil and Geotechnical Engineer and works as a Project Manager for an environmental contractor that specializes in large-scale remediation. We love traveling together, cooking, and playing with our half-beagle rescue dog, Woodstock. We are happy to announce that we are expecting our first son this November, and we are looking forward to all the new adventures that parenthood brings!

2005 D'nelle Throneberry Dowis H B.A., 2005 (The Vanderbilt Hustler, Commodore yearbook, The Vanderbilt Review, VSC Board member) Dowis lives in Lakewood, CO, and said: In early 2017, I moved from Tennessee to Colorado to establish a second office for my web development company, Berry Interesting Productions. We are focusing on WordPress site development and maintenance for clients large and small, with excellent web project management as our #1 goal. This summer, you'll be able to find me spearheading sponsorship for WordCamp Denver or exploring the amazing parks and trails around the city with my husband, Chris, and our two dogs, Cece & Annie.

Joe Peebles

Joe Peebles H B.S., 1993 (WRVU, Vanderbilt Television) Peebles lives in Accokeek, MD, and said: Dee-jaying as I did on WRVU Nashville ('91-'93) is still a strong hobby. Most recently I dee-jayed the inauguration ball for Washington, DC's new mayor Muriel Bowser. It was a grand time with over 5,000 people and A-List talent. #anchordown #WRVU

1998 Sarah Johnson Viscardi H B.A., 1998 (The Vanderbilt Hustler, Commodore yearbook) Viscardi lives in Arnold, MD, and said: I am now working as Communications Assistant for the Partnership for Quality Medical Donations, headquartered in Annapolis, MD. Previously I was working in marketing and student outreach for a new college entrance exam.

D'nelle, Cece, Annie, and Chris on the drive from Nashville to Denver.

Joe Bass H B.A., 2005 (The Vanderbilt Hustler, WRVU, Versus magazine) Bass lives in Nashville, TN, and said: Joe still lives in Nashville, still has a beautiful and amazing wife and a brilliant genius of a son. But now he has added an equally brilliant genius of a baby daughter. He is a communications strategist at Pinnacle Financial Partners in Nashville working in an industry (banking) that 21-year-old Joe often said, uh, "not nice" things about. Regardless, he loves the company and

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Charles Stanley H B.S., 2009 (Commodore yearbook, Talented Tenth) Stanley lives in Brooklyn, NY, and said: I am currently working as an Assistant Principal at a public charter school in Bronx, NY. During my last teaching position, I served as advisor for our middle school yearbook/photography club.

Joe Bass

people he works with, plus he gets paid to write every day. What's better than that?

2006 Lindsay Miller H B.A., 2006 (Vanderbilt Television) Miller lives in Seattle, WA, and said: After leading consumer insights at an introvert-focused startup and spending two years in marketing at Amazon, I'm wrapping up my time in Seattle and headed to Denver this summer with my husband and dog, Alex and Pudge (I'll let you guess which is which). I'll be saying goodbye to dear friends and much of my rain gear, but there is one thing I refuse to leave behind: charitable cheerleading. For the past three years, I've been a member of CHEER Seattle, an adult cheer team that stunts and performs to raise money for LGBT charities. (Another way that Vandy has prepared me for adult life, I suppose, as I spent my freshman year on the Vanderbilt Cheerleading team!) Next up: CHEER Colorado, which I'll be starting up as soon as I make landfall. If you'd asked me when I was in college with which of my hobbies my future 32-year-old self would still be involved, pompoms would admittedly have been low on the list of guesses, but here we are ... If you or anyone you know is a prospective teammate, employer, or friend in the Denver/Boulder area, I hope you'll reach out and say hi!

Pete Madden H B.A., 2009 (The Vanderbilt Hustler, InsideVandy.com) Madden lives in New York, NY, and said: After almost four years at Sports Illustrated, Pete Madden joined the investigative unit at ABC Pete Madden News, where he works under chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross.


2014 My sister Erin and I at the Berlin Wall in Germany this summer. Eric Single.

Eric Single H B.A., 2013 (The Vanderbilt Hustler, WRVU, InsideVandy.com, Vanderbilt Television) Single lives in Brooklyn, New York, and said: I have spent the last three years as a producer at Sports Illustrated in Manhattan, editing and occasionally writing as part of SI's NFL coverage in addition to producing a series of podcasts about the NFL draft. This fall I will be taking over as the lead digital editor for SI's college football coverage. David Schuman H B.A., 2013 (The Vanderbilt Hustler, Vanderbilt Television) Schuman lives in Las Vegas, NV, and said: I've been a reporter for the ABC television affiliate in Las Vegas for nearly two years now! It's been a winding road to get to this point with many stops, but it started right in Nashville. Never knew I would go into journalism and then I interned at Channel 5 the summer after I graduated. From there, a Vandy classmate's mom took me into her internship program at the NBC station in St. Louis and I guess all that

Victoria Johanna Barner H B.A., 2014 (The Vanderbilt Review) Barner lives in Brooklyn, NY, and said: I live in Brooklyn and work for a company that makes podcasts called Gimlet Media as a Marketing + Community Manager. The podcast industry is quite an interesting and unique place to work, and I've been learning a ton! If you're not listening to podcasts yet, you definitely should be--check some out!

2015 Scott Witherspoon Head H B.A., 2015 (Vanderbilt Television, VSC Board member) Head lives in Los Angeles, CA, and said: I'm finishing my second year of living in Los Angeles and working in the TV business as an Associate Producer for game shows and talk shows. Catch our celebrity game show "Big Star Little Star" on USA this summer, followed by our live show from Comic-Con on Syfy in July!

2016 Amanda Marcotullio H B.S., 2016 (Vanderbilt Television, VU Finder, VandyRadio) Marcotullio lives in New York City, NY, and said: I am working for ESPN in New York as a Marketing Coordinator on the SportsCenter Brand Marketing team.


Gracie Smith, at the Sun Gate at Machu Picchu.

Lindsay Miller (self); team photo for CHEER Seattle: adult, volunteer cheer team.

was enough experience to land my first on-air job! You have to pay your small-market dues in TV though, and I certainly did. Went to work in Wausau, Wisconsin -- a dramatic lifestyle change for a New Yorker who's always lived in bigger cities. But my work there got me to Vegas so I'll always be grateful to that little town. My experience here has been fantastic. For an intermediate sized TV market, it certainly feels much bigger! The job's fast-paced and different every day (that's the beauty of working in news). Not sure where this career will take me next, but being in Nashville and at Vanderbilt will always be what sparked it. Go Dores!

Gracie Smith H B.A., 2011 (Vanderbilt Political Review) Smith lives in New York City, NY, and said: Last year, I made the dual decision to go to law school and return to my journalism roots by starting a travel blog at www.asouthernyankeeabroad.com. After finishing my third year as an analyst at Morgan Stanley, I took a few months to backpack around Southeast Asia, South America, and Europe-all of which you can read about on the blog! During my first year as a J.D. student at NYU Law, I've had the opportunity to travel to and blog about Costa Rica and Israel, and I will be spending this summer in East Africa working as a human rights attorney focused on journalists' rights and freedom of the press.

Mary Elizabeth Schatzman H B.A., 2017 (The Slant) Schatzman lives in Minneapolis, MN, and said: This fall, Mary Beth will begin working with Accenture LLC in their Management Consulting practice in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Lisa Muloma H B.A., 2017 (The Vanderbilt Review) Muloma lives in Carmel, IN, and said: I'm deferring my acceptance to Stanford Law School for one year. I'll spend that year in Nashville working and practicing being an adult! David Schuman



At an April 8 ceremony, Tennessee Associated Press presented awards for its 2016 College Competition, and Vanderbilt Student Media received 19 awards, including seven first-place honors in categories such as best college media website, radio reporting, sports reporting, photojournalism and investigative reporting.


College Media Website: "Vanderbilt Hustler" Radio Specialized/Topic Reporting: Alex Slawson and Chukwukpee Nzegwu, "Interview with Andrew Maraniss" Radio Sports Reporting: Cutler Klein, "Interview with Chris Jones of Nashville FC" College Photojournalist: Ziyi Liu and Madeline Stewart, "Vanderbilt Trap Shooting" Online Investigative/In-Depth Reporting: Sam Zern and Zoe Shancer, "Hidden Dores Protest One Year Later" Online Specialized / Topic Reporting: Josh Hamburger, "What Makes a Champion" Online Sports Coverage/Program: Cutler Klein, "Mason, Commodores Roll Into Independence Bowl with Swagger"


STUDENT MEDIA AWARDS The annual Student Media Awards Ceremony was held in Alumni Hall on April 18. Outstanding student producers and leaders were honored, and alumni were invited to join the students for a reception afterward. Student award winners included: Alexander Slawson, The Charles Forrest Alexander Award in Journalism Sophie Jeong, The Jim Leeson Prize for fairness and impartiality in reporting Mary Beth Schatzman, The Stephen A. Caldwell Student Media Leadership Award Heather Jackson, The WRVU Award for Dedication to Excellence in Radio Cutler Klein, Student Media Most Valuable Player Award Meredith Mattlin, Student Media Innovator Award Claire Barnett, Student Media Rookie of the Year Award

Newspaper Reporter: Sarah Friedman TV Sports Coverage/Program: "Any Given Tuesday: Bowl Game Edition" Radio Investigative/In-Depth Reporting: Alex Slawson and Chukwukpee Nzegwu "Interview with Sara Starr" Radio Sports Coverage/Program: Cutler Klein, Vanderbilt University, "Vanderbilt Lacrosse vs Villanova" Investigative/In-Depth Reporting: Sarah Friedman and Zoe Shancer, "Following Up on the Demand for Faculty Diversity" Online Multimedia Journalist: Anna Butrico, "Sexual Assault on Vanderbilt's Campus: Policy, Procedures, and Progress" Online Multimedia Package: Ziyi Liu, Bosley Jarrett and Muhammad Hafiz, "Discovery Day" Online Sports Reporting: Max Herz, "The Anatomy of a Five Star Punter"


Radio Feature Story: Josh LeBorious and Jason Eggold, "Grinds Our Gears: Nutrition" Specialized / Topic Reporting: Matt Lieberson, "Anchor Down the Aisle"


Radio News Story: Alex Slawson and Chukwukpee Nzegwu, "Active Minds Interview" News Story: Zoe Shancer and Matt Lieberson, "Friends, Professors Reflect on Taylor Force's Tragic Death"

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DEVELOPMENT CORNER with Emily I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our donors who made this year a success! Thank you to our alumni, parents, current students and friends who contributed towards our student-led efforts in media on Vanderbilt’s campus. These gifts directly fund our students’ education, resources (space and studios, including two radio stations, two multimedia studios, recording studio, TV studio, two newsrooms), educational trips (Washington, D.C., and New York), advising, and student-run events. Due to your support, we were able to surpass our fundraising goals. I am pleased to report that we received donations from 150 donors, and surpassed our fundraising goal of $150,000, resulting in a total of $156,747. Thank you for your generosity!

Emily Maggart, Director of Development

The 2016-17 Academic Year Donor Roll Mary Margaret Peel Emily Faye Abbott Lamar Alexander Ann Allen F Scott Anderson Bob Armistead John Atkins Scott Banister Kevin Barnard Kats Barry Skip Bayless Arch Beasley Vanessa Beasley John Beasley Roy Blount Catherine Bowling Bruce Bowman Allen Boyer Laurence Bradley Jeff Breaux Frederic Buc Amy Buckner Kelli Staples Burns Margaret Callihan Eileen Carpenter Chris Carroll Robert Christensen Paige Clancy Thomas Clarkson Charles Coddington Aliya Coher Allison Malone Cotton Marshall Cox Sarah Creekmore Woodall Barbara Crosby Cathy Cutler Matthew Dale W. Davis

Donald Degeorge J. Bill Denny Glenna DeRoy Fred Dettwiller Robert Eager Mary Elson Charles Euchner Kelleesa Ewing Danielle and Samuel Feist Charles Flowers Joanna Foley Trevor Foley Robert Franke Christina and Willie Geist Dana Gelin Jay Graves John Haile Marc Hamburger Brad Hammond Kenneth Handmaker Ashley Hansen Jim Hayes Emaline Henard John Hindle Marlene Hoit Mark Hoover Eliza Horn Sally Houston Laurie Houston G. Scott Hubbard Jeannette Huey Elizabeth and Lee Jenkins Elliott Johnson Sarah Johnson Richard Johnston William Steven Jones Lawrence Katz Michael Keegan

Bridget Kelley Kathleen Kemper Gosha Khuchua Michael Kiernan Jeffrey Kopita Richard Korsmeyer Douglas Kurdziel Paul Kurtz Gardner Landry Joseph Lipscomb William Loewenberg Jeffrey Lynch Virginia Lynn Emily Maggart Stephen Maggart Lauren Mandel Andrew Maraniss Curtis Mayer Geoffrey McClelland Ann Marie McNamara Karen Meeks Hugh J. Moore Wesley Odom Charles Offenburger Stephen Oggel Ann Marie Owens Mark Pearson Jennifer Peebles Michael Penn Alexis Plauche Richard Porter Caryl Privett Wendell "Sonny" Rawls Christina Rogers Raleigh Romine Houston Ruck Terri Rudd Bradley Sabel

Sid Sapru Matthew Saul John Scardino Alison Scholly Thomas Schweizer Carl Sebelius Sean Seelinger Thomas Shattuck Robert Shaw Neil Skene Justin Smith Patty Smith Aimee Sobhani Joe Stamper Brad Stanford Anne Stanford Marshall Charles Stowe Amelia Strobel Thomas Sullivan James Tart Keith Thode Robert B. Thompson Sophie To Anthony Tripodoro John Turner Nancy Vandevender Eugene Vaughan Amelie Walker-Yung Paul Weathers Jeremy Wells Olin West Sarah Winchester Janet Farrar Worthington Wilton Wright Amjad Yaish Heather Yost Nagel H H H


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Hall of Famer Amy Buckner Chowdhry visits Hall of Fame display in Sarratt.

Ann Marie McNamara (‘65, Hustler) in Nashville with daughter Margaret Tezak (‘86, Hustler photo editor) and granddaughter Mary Eleanor Tezak (‘20, Hustler), representing three generations of Hustler contributors on Vanderbilt’s campus.

Media information and invitations!


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At BuzzFeed we saw beyond The Try Guys and Tasty videos, to the ever-growing BuzzFeed News. BuzzFeed News joined our newsfeeds and earned our clicks this election cycle. The developing media giant seems poised to become an even greater part of our lives. Pulling back the curtain and seeing people from our own school was a fascinating lesson in what Vandy and student media can help you accomplish. Where normally editors and producers seem so far removed from us, that week we got to meet people who had been us just a few years ago. At CNN, we got to walk behind the scenes at the incredible operation CNN has installed at the Time Warner Center. With desks for miles and studios

around every corner, there seemed to be an endless amount of opportunity, powered by the simple goal of wanting to report the news as completely and quickly as possible. At NBC, the scope of our trip and our possible career paths expanded even further, with a presentation from NBC’s human resources department that provided a seemingly never-ending list of the departments and roles and divisions housed under NBC. The departments where we might one day work quickly expanded from “News” and “Entertainment” to include Television, Development, Sales, Marketing, Corporate, and so many more. At Facebook we changed course a bit, after possibly

signing away our lives on iPads at reception to get in the door, we shifted from the news, journalism, and more traditional entertainment, to the mega entertainment machine that Facebook has created. As NBC creates great comedy, BuzzFeed turns scoops into essential breaking news, and CNN gets the news out better and faster than anyone else, Facebook is changing the way we consume media. Our trip to New York brought us all invaluable perspective, into what we want out of media and what we can do with our experience, because after all, it got all of those alumni to where they are today, why not us?

Another one of Privett's vivid memories was walking through the Branscomb Lobby with her raincoat over her pants—even on a sunny day. "At that time, women had to follow rules about proper attire that did not apply to men, like wearing a coat over slacks," she said. "I remember this rule impacted my wardrobe when I was leaving for a date on a motorcycle." After graduation, Privett went to New York University Law School, where she earned her J.D. She passed the Alabama bar and became a civil rights attorney. After practicing with firms in Mobile and Birmingham, she joined the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama. She lobbied for the Equal Rights Amendment and joined the Alabama Women's Political Caucus. She also became a member of the Junior League of Birmingham, where she co-chaired a project to raise awareness of domestic violence. In 1995, she was appointed the first female U.S. Attorney in Alabama. Two years later she went into private practice, focusing on alternative dispute resolution. In 2003, she became a circuit judge for the 10th Judicial Circuit of Alabama. She presided over civil cases concerning issues ranging from asbestos and bingo to a sales tax that paid for $1 billion in new school construction. Privett retired from the bench in 2015. She continues to live in Birmingham, devoting more time to hobbies that include reading, needlepoint, photography and travel, including occasional trips to watch Vanderbilt baseball.

With the help of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Potter created the Walter B. Potter Fund for Innovation in Local Journalism. "The Potter Fund sponsors a yearly conference that brings in a variety of experts to help community newspapers not only survive, but also thrive in the digital age," he said. Although Potter had to resign from being The Hustler sports editor to catch up on academics, he remains extremely grateful for his time in student media. "I spent 20 years in small towns before coming to Vanderbilt," he said. "The university really opened me up to the wider world through my classes and Hustler friends. Just as at Mizzou, it was the people and the ideas that made Vanderbilt important to me."


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minored in French and philosophy. "The department provided great support and freedom for my writing," she said. "English Professors Vereen Bell and Harold Weatherby and Philosophy's Charles Scott were among my mentors." She began writing for The Hustler. One of her favorite articles featured the new computer center in the round building of Stevenson Center. "Journalists always need to be embracing the future," she said. "I have always had to convince technical people of the importance of explaining in plain English what they are doing." Shannon started working for The Tennessean her senior year, and continued there after earning a bachelor of arts in 1968. Like Haile, she had strong praise for the leadership and mentorship of Seigenthaler. "In those days at The Tennessean, no one wanted the title of investigative reporter," she said. "That would have been redundant. We were all expected to ask the uncomfortable questions." Shannon wrote about civil rights, police violence and abuses in the prison system. In 1970, she became The Tennessean's Washington, D.C., correspondent, where she covered Watergate, presidential campaigns and Tennessee political leaders who included Howard Baker and Albert Gore Sr. Four years later Shannon won a Nieman Fellowship to Harvard University. She then worked at Newsday, Newsweek and Time Magazine, where she focused on national security and criminal justice issues, such as international arms trafficking, drug trafficking and money laundering, organized crime, terrorism and espionage. Three of Shannon's books have been published, including Desperadoes: Latin Drug Lords, U.S. Lawmen, and the War America Can't Win. Desperadoes, a New York Times best-seller, served as the basis for the Emmywinning miniseries "Drug Wars: The Camarena Story," broadcast on NBC in 1990. A second Emmy-nominated miniseries based on the book ran in 1992. Shannon lives in Washington, D.C., where she is a contributing editor for Cipher Brief, an online news organization devoted to national security issues. In addition, she is working on a new book about the first transnational organized crime leader of the Innovation Age.

CARYL PRIVETT Privett grew up in Birmingham and worked for her high school newspaper and also the Birmingham News the summer before college. She enrolled at Vanderbilt in 1966 and signed up to work for The Hustler, then located on the third floor of Alumni Hall. "The late '60s was an incredible time to be a college journalist, with the growth of the civil rights movement, increasing opposition to the Vietnam War, and the women's movement still in its early stages," Privett said. Privett said that the most fun she probably had at The Hustler was the fall of her junior year, when Chuck Offenburger, a 2014 inductee into the Student Media Hall of Fame, was editor-in-chief. "I was the managing editor, and my job was to be the organizing influence to make our deadlines," she said. Privett also worked as the paper's copy editor before graduating in 1970. She had majored in political science and has fond memories of staying in touch with Chancellor Heard after college. "Chancellor Heard set a very special tone for Vanderbilt," she said. "He had a sense of authority without being authoritarian. I wish that I had saved the beautiful letter that he wrote to me about why he felt it was important to serve on higher education initiatives for the Nixon administration."

WALTER BROWN POTTER JR. Potter is a third-generation newspaper journalist. His grandfather was in the newspaper business in Southside, Virginia. His father operated the Star-Exponent in Culpeper, Virginia, where Potter grew up. At about age 10, he began stacking papers off the press and delivering papers. Potter continued at his family's paper, spending several summers as a reporter and copy editor in high school and college. Potter started at Washington and Lee University in 1968, but transferred to Vanderbilt his junior year. He signed up as a general assignment reporter for The Hustler. The managing editor was Clay Harris, a 2012 Student Media Hall of Fame inductee. "Clay asked me the next spring to become sports editor, and I was editing the copy of future Hall of Fame inductees Skip Bayless and Terry Eastland," Potter said. Potter majored in history and minored in philosophy. One of his favorite professors was John Compton, who taught "History of Philosophy." Potter enjoyed Compton's teaching so much that after earning course credit, he audited the class. Potter earned a bachelor of arts in 1972 and continued in journalism at the Star-Exponent and the Virginian Pilot. He also went to journalism school at the University of Missouri, earning his master's in 1981. Potter then became a reporter at the Nashville Banner, where he remembers covering one of city's biggest business stories—the sale of NLT Corporation, which owned the Grand Ole Opry and WSM Radio—to American General. "Nashville was definitely one of the newsiest cities in which I've ever worked," he said. He also was a reporter and editor at the Kansas City Times before taking over the Independent-Messenger, a paper his grandfather had helped found in Emporia, Virginia. Potter's father had owned a small chain of newspapers, including two dailies at one point. After he died, Potter wished to devote his time and resources to helping community newspapers remain sustainable during an increasingly challenging financial environment.

ZHUBIN PARANG Parang grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee, where his father is a professor and administrator at the University of Tennessee. "In considering colleges, I was glad to stay a little closer to home at a Southeastern Conference school that excels in academics and campus life," he said. An early influence on his career was the opportunity to do improvisational comedy in high school. "I thrived on the spontaneity and excitement of the performances," Parang said. Arriving at Vanderbilt in 1999, he joined "Tongue 'N Cheek," the university's then-fledgling improv organization, where he made some of his best friends. Parang also wrote for The Hustler and Orbis, the latter of which began in 2001 as a bi-weekly publication for liberal and progressive views. The writers strived to foster an environment more open to the university's increasing diversity. Parang wrote mostly opinion and humorous pieces. He earned a bachelor of arts in 2003, with a double major in political science and sociology. Parang had begun shifting his focus from improv and comedy writing to what he thought would be more marketable—a law degree. Parang enrolled at Georgetown University Law Center but also became a house player at the Washington Improv Theatre. While Parang earned his law degree and began practicing at a New York City firm, he soon realized that he would be happier, and ultimately, more successful as a writer and comedian. He left the law in 2010 and within a year he was a writer for "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." In 2015, he was promoted to head writer for "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah." Parang is among the "Daily Show" writers whose work has been recognized twice with an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series. His writing has been featured in McSweeney's, The Onion, and The Morning News. Parang noted that during the Trump presidency, the show scripts have tended to go through more re-writes up to the start of each show. "Constant breaking news is the wonderful blessing and the terrible curse of President Trump,” he said. Parang emphasized that the writers' job is to make jokes about topical events. "'The Daily Show' is news-satire—not real news—so we don’t expect or want viewers to use our show as a news source," he said. He recommends improv for those who want to hone their skills of learning to write creatively under a tight deadline. "If you are interested in becoming a comedian, try to put yourself up on stage for live performances. And follow your passion—as much as possible—for whatever path you choose," Parang said.


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Reflecting on the legacy of Jim Leeson by Charles Euchner, (BA’82) Charlie Euchner (BA ‘82, Hustler, Versus), reflects on Student Media's first adviser, Jim Leeson, and the life-long lessons Leeson instilled in his students. Euchner is the author of Nobody Turn Me Around and The Elements of Writing, among other books, has taught at Holy Cross, Yale, and other schools and this fall will teach writing at Columbia University. Charles Euchner Every year, Student Media proudly awards the Jim Leeson Prize to the student journalist at Vanderbilt who best exemplifies the value of fairness and impartiality in reporting, honoring Leeson's legacy at Vanderbilt. For more information on the prize and other Leeson related information, please visit www.vandymedia. org. I can tell you lots of stories about Jim Leeson. But maybe one moment—in which I was a witness, not a participant—best captures how Leeson operated. Leeson was the consultant journalist at Vanderbilt Student Communications in the 1970s and 1980s. A former journalist—one of the most influential journalists you’ve never heard of—Leeson got tired of taking down quotes and sharpening news leads. So he started selling real estate in Williamson County. He made a handsome living but missed something about journalism and so, for a meager stipend, he came to work at Vanderbilt. His contract called for him to be on campus two days a week. But he often came three, sometimes four days a week during the school year. Leeson, who died in 2010 just before his 80th birthday, was one of the first people I met at Vanderbilt. I was an aspiring newspaper reporter, a Yankee from Long Island. At first I couldn’t really understand what he did. He seemed to just sit in a small office filled with magazines, talking with a long stream of students, faulty, administrators, and other visitors. His job description— advising the student media—could never capture what he really did. He was, I discovered, a renaissance man. He read everything. He devoured music, from organ concerts at St. John the Divine to the Ring Cycle in Germany. He traveled, explored museums as if they were invented for his pleasure, cooked like a savant, and made friends with everyone from country illiterates to Nashville power brokers. A native of Mississippi, he was immensely proud of his southern heritage. But he was a true citizen of the world. Now, about that defining moment . . . In 1978, Leeson advised students about getting a power boost for the campus radio station, WRVU 91.1 FM. A freshman from the Jersey Shore named Ted Vagelos complained that WRVU’s “mono” signal didn’t carry far beyond campus. Leeson encouraged Vagelos and other WRVU staffers to figure out how to raise the money and get approval from the Federal Communications Commission for a power boost. “He would lean back in his chair and ask questions and point us in the right direction,” says Vagelos, now an executive at TracFone Wireless in Miami. “He’d ask, ‘OK, how you gonna pay for it? You can’t have ads like The Hustler. Put together a budget.’” Vagelos and his WRVU colleagues did. “‘You’ll never get that through Ac Fee [the Student Activity Fee Committee],’ he said. He would play devil’s advocate and push us to do more and more to reach our goal.” I still hear echoes of Leeson, decades later, from my own experiences with the publications. “You gotta figure it out for yourself,” he would say. “That’s what you’re here for. I’ll help, but you have to figure it out and do it.” To pay for the power boost, WRVU asked Ac Fee to increase its annual fee from $3 to $14 per student— an unheard-of request. When the Ac Fee committee peppered WRVU staff members with questions, they were ready. They had already answered those questions in Leeson’s version of a moot court. “We were able to wow them,” Vagelos said. “Had it not been for Jim, there’s no way. All the points they brought up, we had an answer. He was there for guidance and to play devil’s advocate, but he wanted to let us do it on our own.” WRVU faced one more problem—interference with the Cumberland College radio station’s signal. Leeson

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guided Vagelos and David Paul Parks, the station’s student engineer, as they negotiated with Cumberland officials. Within a year WRVU had a 10,000-watt signal that reached all over Middle Tennessee. For Leeson, what gave life meaning was giving other people power. He wanted students to call the shots. Not just so they could write a Harper’s-quality magazine article in Versus or break a story about faculty battles with the university in The Hustler. Scoring big, writing with the skill and verve of a professional, was great. But far more important for students, to Leeson anyway, was having the freedom to try things on their own, make mistakes, and grow. Before getting to Vanderbilt, he would explain, students had lived under their parents' rules their whole lives. Parents pushed and prodded their kids to succeed, get into a good school, go pre-med or pre-law, pledge with a frat or sorority, get good grades, snag an internship, get a good job, and … well, you get the idea. After they graduated, maybe after a break for grad school, they would work for an employer who set the rules, demanded results, enforced cultural standards, and … well, you get the idea. College—an experience of four short, fleeting years—could be the only chance for many students to be free, completely free, of others’ control and expectations. It was their one chance to let loose, try new things, sometimes succeed and more often stumble. Long before “fail forward” became a Silicon Valley buzz phrase, it’s what Leeson preached and practiced. With the power boost, WRVU gave Vanderbilt students a new chance to grow, really grow. They could always do anything they wanted—play whatever music they wanted, create and produce news or talk shows, with no limits—as long as they conformed with FCC regulations. But with the power boost, they reached a broad audience. For years, visiting Nashville, I would rent a car at the airport and find WRVU on the radio and listen to the most eclectic music anywhere. Imagine the influence of this college station, for three decades, on the musicians, agents, and producers in Music City, USA. Amazing. In my time at Vanderbilt, I worked for The Hustler

and Versus but had friends all over Sarratt Tunnel, at WRVU and the yearbook and various literary and scholarly reviews. Over the years, we have talked about how Jim Leeson shaped our lives. My friend Tom Jurkovich, a former business manager for The Hustler, talks of “channeling.” When confronted with a tricky challenge—on jobs, with kids, with friends and neighbors—we channel his behavior and wisdom. I have taught in colleges, off and on, for 25 years. Every time I have stepped into a classroom, I have used something I learned from Leeson. He was always available. Often, we trekked out to his farm in Franklin, sometimes to get advice and sometimes just to eat and drink and listen to his stereo blasting or ride his horses. Every year he hosted a picnic, treating us to barbeque and beer and bourbon. Highlighting the day was a softball game on a patch of turf Leeson called Cowpie Field. As I reflected on Leeson’s life, I reached out to Kevin Cuneo, who graduated before I got to Vanderbilt. I got to know Kevin during his many visits back to campus to see Leeson and his old DKE frat brothers. A few years ago, around the time he retired after a 35-year career in journalism, Kevin got a cancer diagnosis and beat it. One of his inspirations, besides family and friends, was his old mentor. “I think of him almost every day,” Kevin said. “He was like a second father to me. He was unpredictable. When you thought he would advise you to go whole hog after somebody, he would urge you to ease up on the reins. And when you expected him to urge caution, he would say, 'Go after that SOB and teach him a lesson.’” Life, Leeson taught, is never what you expect. Unless you want to create a tight little world of conformity and comfort, life’s a crazy ride where you mess up, regularly, in some way. Even then, life doesn’t work out the way you plan. So you have to learn how to make mistakes, fix ’em, and try not to make the same mistakes over and over again. Keep growing and learning, making mistakes, until one day you’re teaching someone else about the power and beauty of an imperfect life.


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tunnel vision the alumni newsletter for student media at vanderbilt university


Students visit media alumni in NYC

Vanderbilt Student Media

Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Reunion Celebrating 50 years of media independence at VU 1967 - 2017





FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6 3 P.M. Reception to follow ceremony


Please join us as we honor our 2017 inductees: JOHN HAILE (1967) ELAINE SHANNON (1968) CARYL PRIVETT (1970) WALTER BROWN POTTER JR. (1972) ZHUBIN PARANG (2003)

H H H John Seigenthaler Center 1207 18th Ave. S., Nashville, TN At the corner of 18th and Edgehill avenues on the Peabody campus Limited seating available Guests of alumni are welcome, please just indicate when you R.S.V.P.

Ten Vanderbilt students visited Student Media alumni working in various mediaindustry roles in New York City March 6-7 during spring break. The trip provided students the opportunity to meet with alumni of Student Media currently working in prominent positions at NBCUniversal, CNN, BuzzFeed and Facebook. The students also were treated to behind-the-scenes tours of each organization. The alumni were generous with their time and guidance for the students, many who are pursuing internships

and careers in the city. While in New York, students met with: • Lauren Mandel, Imani Ellis, and Dan Lovinger at NBCUniversal • Kyle Blaine at CNN • Katherine Miller at BuzzFeed • Rob Shaw at Facebook Student Media also organized an alumni get-together during the evening of March

6 hosting alumni and students to celebrate and network. The trip was sponsored by Vanderbilt Student Media and the Vanderbilt Career Center. If you would like to help fund one of our upcoming Student Media trips, please contact Emily Maggart at emily.maggart@vanderbilt.edu or 615-322-7166.





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Did you know? Vanderbilt Student Communications is a separate non-profit corporation, providing students with the greatest amount of unfettered editorial control of content.

That is why your gifts are so very important! To make a donation or gift, please contact Emily Maggart, BA’03, M.Ed’11 (emily.maggart@Vanderbilt.Edu or 615-322-7166) or visit vandymedia.org.