Feb. 24, 2009—Nashville has plenty of culinary choices. But there is one type of food which is distinctive to Music City: Hot Chicken. Hot Chicken is southern-style pan-fried chicken cooked in a cast-iron skillet. There is, however, one twist. The chicken is breaded in a super-secret blend of spices which give the chicken its…hot. And trust me,...
Feb. 20, 2009—More merit-based scholarship news out of Vanderbilt. Late this afternoon, the Ingram Scholarship Program announced the 19 newest Ingram Scholars for the incoming class of 2009.
Feb. 20, 2009—The following was posted this afternoon on the Vanderbilt Undergraduate Honors Scholarship website: To our Scholarship Applicants: I just wanted to provide a brief update regarding the selection process for the Cornelius Vanderbilt and Chancellor's Scholarship selections.
Feb. 18, 2009—A wonderful article appears this week in the Chronicle of Higher Education's Chronicle Review by W. A. Pannapacker of Hope College. In it, Pannapacker portrays the well known genius of Leonardo da Vinci set against the lesser known backdrop of growing biographical evidence that he was a chronic procrastinator.
Feb. 16, 2009—You think you're the only one that gets stressed meeting admissions deadlines? Our officers are reading their eyeballs out right now, pouring over applications trying to meet our own internal priority deadlines. In our office, we set goals as to when all applications should be first read, second read, and decisioned (more on this term and a minute), etc. One such priority deadline is coming up this week.
Feb. 13, 2009—Later today our office will be mailing invitations for MOSAIC 2009. This program is geared to highlite the vast diversity of Vanderbilt (One of the nation's most diverse and inclusive leading University according to a recent survey from the Journal of Blacks and Higher Education) for newly admitted students of color for the incoming class of 2009.
Feb. 9, 2009—To the Vandyblogger Community: It was a great weekend. We all got a brief chance to relax between mailing ED 2 letters on Friday and finding freshly stacked, unread bins of regular decision applications Monday. As promised, here are some are some statistical data points regarding the 2009 Early Decision pool. Remember, it is our practice to report both...
Feb. 6, 2009—Hello Vandy Admissions Blog Readers, The allegations are true. Early Decision II letters are in the mail. We are in the process of compiling the statistical data and will release the information in the coming days. Best of luck to all applicants and congratulations to all new Commodores.