Wednesday, April 29, 2020
“We were extremely proud. No one from his high school had gotten into Vanderbilt in several years, so we were also shocked,” dad Matt, 50, tells The Post. The New Rochelle family sent a $500 deposit to the Nashville, Tennessee institution, confirming Jack’s intent to join its engineering program in the fall.
A few weeks later, the coronavirus shut down society, replacing campus life with remote learning programs for the foreseeable future. And while students and educators pray for a normal fall semester — Brown University president Christina Paxson recently stated that she is “cautiously optimistic” that campuses can reopen — it’s very possible that Jack Zimmerman and his fellow members of the class of 2024 will begin the “best four years of the lives” on a laptop in their childhood bedrooms.