April 13, 2003 |
In 1949, a 26-year-old New York conductor boarded a train for Los Angeles to take a job as musical assistant to Igor Stravinsky. Robert Craft soon became part of the household on Wetherly Drive, serving as the famous composer's close collaborator, mouthpiece, alter ego and surrogate son. He remained by Stravinsky's side for the rest of the composer's life and then looked after Stravinsky's widow, Vera, for the rest of hers.
December 1, 1998
Martha R. Ingram, whose family owns a controlling stake in Santa Ana-based Ingram Micro Inc., made one of the largest higher-education gifts ever, putting 20 million company shares into a trust for Vanderbilt University and other beneficiaries. The trust earmarked at least 40% of its holdings for the benefit of Vanderbilt. At today's market price, the stock placed in the trust would be worth $850 million. Stock of Ingram Micro fell 50 cents to close at $42.50 on the NYSE.
December 10, 1996 |
Graduate business students in Fred Talbott's advanced presentations course are expected to go out with a laugh. Their final assignment is to give a stand-up comedy routine in front of their classmates. Sound tough? That's the whole idea, said Talbott, a professor of communications at the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. "If you can do that, you can master any form of speaking," he said.
March 13, 1995 |
A lot of Colleen Matsuhara's hunches have been right recently, and the NCAA selection committee proved her instincts correct again Sunday when they matched the UC Irvine women's team against Stanford in the first round of the NCAA women's basketball tournament. After the Anteaters beat the University of the Pacific to win the Big West tournament title Saturday, the Irvine coach said she had a feeling their first-ever appearance in the NCAAs would come against the Cardinal.
March 13, 1995 |
Top-ranked Connecticut, Tennessee and Colorado were seeded No. 1 as expected, but a No. 1 given to Vanderbilt raised some eyebrows Sunday when pairings were announced for the 64-team NCAA's women's basketball tournament. Vanderbilt's No. 1 was of particular surprise to Pacific 10 champion Stanford. The fifth-ranked Cardinal (26-2) had anticipated being No. 1 in the West but wound up No. 2 behind Vanderbilt (26-6), which upset Tennessee in the Southeastern Conference tournament.
January 2, 1995 |
Rod Dowhower, quarterbacks coach for the Cleveland Browns, says he will become Vanderbilt's new football coach when the Browns' season ends, The Tennessean reported Sunday. "I have accepted the Vanderbilt job," Dowhower told the newspaper after the Browns defeated New England, 20-13, in the AFC wild-card game. "But I'm still committed to the Browns." The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reported that Dowhower, 51, apparently has a five-year deal with Vanderbilt for $250,000 a year.