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Vanderbilt University exists in large part because of the Civil War. Cornelius Vanderbilt is said to never have visited the South, but this private institution of higher learning and research bears his name because of the $1 million dollars he donated to its inception. Cornelius Vanderbilt wanted to help heal the wounds that were festering at the time because of the war.
In the latter half of the 19th century, Cornelius Vanderbilt had plans to open a university in honor of his mother, but this university was meant to be in New York. The plans became different when a Methodist Bishop by the name of Holland McTyeire visited Vanderbilt when the subject of the university that McTyeire was in the process of building became the topic of conversation.
McTyeire and the Methodist Episcopal Church planned to build a university that would train Methodist ministers, but they were having difficulties completing the project, because the war had just ended and funding had disappeared. During his visit, McTyeire took the opportunity to convince Vanderbilt to contribute money toward his university instead, and the building of Vanderbilt University could begin.
Currently, Vanderbilt University is a research institution that awards undergraduate degrees in 70 different majors. It contains several different graduate and post-graduate schools, including the School of Engineering, the Blair School of Music, the Divinity School, the School of Medicine, the Graduate School, the School of Nursing, the Law School and the Owen Graduate School of Management. Vanderbilt University also has two colleges. One is the College of Arts and Sciences and the other is the Peabody College of Education and Human Development.
As can be expected, Vanderbilt University gives its students a chance to join organizations, and this campus contains more than 400 of them. One notable club is the one reserved for sailors, and it goes by the name of the Vanderbilt Sailing Club. The university offers students a chance to engage in athletics as well with tennis and basketball being their strongest sports. Just recently, the lacrosse, baseball, and bowling teams have started to make a name for themselves and the University.
Vanderbilt University graduated people who became well known in the American public eye. Among these are music stars Dinah Shore, Amy Grant, Dierks Bentley, and Roseanne Cash who all received their bachelor's degrees from Vanderbilt University. Also, film stars earned their degrees from Vanderbilt, including Molly Sims and Joe Bob Briggs.