At the time, the college was not at the top of the list for David Tabachnik, Gann's director of college counseling, who tends to favor schools such as the University of Pennsylvania, George Washington University, Johns Hopkins University and Yale University, among others for his students, who tend to stay close to home.
found it unusual that Vanderbilt
would send someone to his
school, which this year will graduate 80 seniors, when the presenter's time might have been better spent somewhere larger.
felt that the university's motives were genuine.
"The impression is that they're making an honest attempt to diversify the student body," says Tabachnik
, who has been invited to visit the campus and hopes to take the school up on that offer.
does get down to Nashville, he
intends to look beyond the Jewish Studies program and the Hillel building, complete with the city's first kosher vegetarian restaurant, to the aspect of Jewish life you can't put in a brochure or on a Web site.
"It has more to do with what the atmosphere is like for Jewish students there," he