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When it comes to taking action on environmental issues, urban areas are ripe for reform. That means building mixed-use properties that allow people to work and shop within walking distance of their homes, expanding public transportation systems, making cities more friendly to pedestrians and bikes, and developing sustainable food systems with farmers’ markets and urban gardens.
"I was drawn to do things that were romantic but could also have a rationale to them," Hayden says. "Romantic in the sense that I think it is noble to stand up against an evil, and that we don't get many opportunities in the normal course of life to do anything that's noble at all. But without a purpose or plan or strategy, it would be self-serving or foolish." He pauses, reflects. "To what extent it was a rationalization as opposed to rational is another question. It was probably sometimes a rationalization." - Tom Hayden, anti-war activist
Do you have a constant craving to learn more about the world? Are you passionate about sharing other people's stories? Do you like science and communication? Then Vanderbilt has the major for you: Communication of Science & Technology. The possibilities after graduating with a degree in Communication of Science include writing articles for a magazine or an online news outlet, or working the communications/PR department of a science-based organization.
A class on a subject I never really developed a penchant for. On a topic I was always curious about. With the kind of professor you can go share your life's problems with. Talk about explore. This is why you do it. This is why they tell you to try out different classes in college, particularly at Vanderbilt. Because at such an awesome place, more often than not, you are likely to come across a great class. Like I stumbled onto my "first love" at Vandy - English 102W with Professor William Reid Douglass.
So I just finished my last class of the semester. I am not an emotional person, but I swear to you, the last meetings of some of my classes made me irrationally sad. Maybe I’m really invested in my classes, or maybe I’m just a nerd, but regardless, I just need to take a moment...
Do you prefer to date within or outside of your race––or do you care at all? Why? These were the questions posed to panelists at this evening’s event, “Blurring the Color Lines,” presented by NAACP and co-sponsored by the Caribbean Student Association and the Department of African-American & Diaspora Studies at Vanderbilt. I wanted to...
I know what you might be thinking—you and millions of others… Can it happen? Here’s how Vanderbilt has already helped to prepare its first-year students for the already daunting process of med school applications.