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Founded in 1873, it was named in honor of shipping and rail magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt, who provided the school its initial $1-million endowment in the hopes that his gift and the greater work of the university would help to heal the sectional wounds inflicted by the Civil War. 
Gloria Vanderbilt (1924–2019) was a noted artist, designer, actress and author. Gloria's son, Anderson Cooper, is a Peabody Award and Emmy Award-winning journalist, author, and television producer and personality. Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney was a sculptor, art patron and collector, and founder of the Whitney Museum of American Art
The Vanderbilt rape case is a criminal case of sexual assault that occurred on June 23, 2013, in Nashville, Tennessee, in which four Vanderbilt University football players carried an unconscious 21-year-old female student into a dorm room, gang-raped and sodomized her, photographed and videotaped her, and one urinated on her face.
Jess Neely, one of Vandy's greatest ever captains (1922). Starter for scoreless tie with Michigan at dedication of Dudley Field. Winningest coach in Rice University history. Vanderbilt athletic director (1967–71, 1973). College Football Hall of Fame as coach. Shelton Quarles, Pro Bowl Selection (2002). Super Bowl Champion (XXXVII).
This is a list of every Vanderbilt Commodores football team quarterback and the years they participated on the Vanderbilt Commodores football team. Vanderbilt quarterbacks have led Vanderbilt to 583 wins, 7 bowl games, and 4 bowl victories. Clyde Berryman selected Vanderbilt for two National Championships.
Cornelius Vanderbilt was born in Staten Island, New York, on May 27, 1794, to Cornelius van Derbilt and Phebe Hand.  He began working on his father's ferry in New York Harbor as a boy, quitting school at the age of 11. At the age of 16, Vanderbilt decided to start his own ferry service.
Vanderbilt came into Chapel Hill facing the #11 ranked North Carolina Tar Heels. Vanderbilt took a 10–3 lead into the second quarter before the Tar Heels tied it back up before half time. The Tar Heels defense was too much for Vandy and did not allow any more points from Vanderbilt. The Tar Heels scored 24 second-half points to Vandy’s 0.