Vanderbilt is abuzz with the new. New residential college system. New incoming students. New faculty, new students, new year. Just had our ‘welcome to the year’ faculty lecture, award ceremony and shrimp-filled reception, and so it seemed fitting to share with you this video. Two good friends are featured–Tony Brown, my colleague in sociology, and Keivan Stassun, father to my nephew Jaime. (That’s not biologically true, but true in spirit.) I’m proud of both of them, even if I have some genetically encoded resistance to the suggestion that students stop by my office any time they want. Also, I like tweed.