Originally posted on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 6/13/14
Vanderbilt University, which is colloquially known as Vandy, is a private research university located in Nashville, Tennessee. Vanderbilt’s enrollment sits at around 12,750 and the acceptance rate to the university is only 12.7%. Vanderbilt’s mascot is a fancy monopoly man in a top hat named Mr. Commodore. Vandy’s colors are black and old gold, because regular gold wasn’t boojie enough. Vanderbilt was established in 1873 and has 14 varsity teams that compete in NCAA division one athletics. Vanderbilt is known for some of its influential alumni, and less for its athletic prowess. Al Gore went to Vanderbilt when he wasn’t too busy hunting down Man-Bear Pig or inventing the internet. Gore was Vice President from 1992 to 2000. He ran for President in 2000 and lost to George W. Bush after a controversial vote counting situation in the state of Florida. Gore conceded the presidential race to Bush after he forced about twelve recounts. Gore moved on to create a documentary on global warming entitled
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