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Wente announces Beasley’s expanded role focused on undergraduate education

Jun. 19, 2020—Vanessa Beasley’s role as vice provost for academic affairs is expanding with oversight of four additional areas integral to the undergraduate education experience.

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Commons Reading dovetails with university initiatives on diversity, inclusion

Jun. 17, 2020—While all incoming Vanderbilt undergraduates are expected to read "The Person You Mean to Be," the Commons Reading for 2020-21, the book will be particularly useful for anyone trying to understand the root causes of inequality.

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Campus Connection Program to enhance undergraduate experience

Apr. 27, 2020—The new Campus Connection Program will offer undergraduate students personalized support and guidance in navigating experiential learning and campus services related to their collegiate experience.

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2020 virtual Spring Faculty Assembly website launched

Apr. 9, 2020—On a virtual Spring Faculty Assembly website, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente reflects on the university’s continued momentum and highlights faculty achievements.

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Residential college connections stay strong online

Apr. 6, 2020—Across Vanderbilt’s residential colleges, students, RAs and faculty heads of house are creating virtual spaces to share the highs and lows of transitioning to life away from campus.

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Commons Reading announced for 2020-21 academic year

Apr. 6, 2020—The Commons Reading for the 2020-21 academic year will be "The Person You Mean to Be" by award-winning author Dolly Chugh. The book will be distributed to all incoming first-year undergraduate students as well as incoming transfer students.

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Jill Stratton named assistant provost for experiential learning

Feb. 10, 2020—Jill Stratton, an experienced university leader at Washington University, will join Vanderbilt June 1 as assistant provost for experiential learning and associate dean for Residential Colleges.

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Apply to be an orientation leader, welcome new students next fall

Jan. 22, 2020—Applications for upper-division students to serve as fall 2020 orientation leaders for new undergraduates—including transfer and international students—are now open.

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Improving financial inclusion and community, one experience at a time

Dec. 2, 2019—A student-led, university-supported initiative called Experience Vanderbilt is working to minimize the monetary constraints associated with participating in extracurriculars and create more financial inclusion at the university.

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Engineering + empathy lead VU students to help kids with special needs

Nov. 18, 2019—Inspired to make a child’s life better through engineering and design, students from Vanderbilt, occupational therapists and professional engineers worked for three days to build inventions that would make life a little easier for children with special needs at the third annual TOM Makeathon.

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Open house for faculty interested in Residential Colleges Dec. 2

Nov. 12, 2019—Faculty who would like to learn more about serving in residential or programmatic roles within the university’s residential college system are invited to a Dec. 2 open house.

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Global Fellows Program to bring distinguished guests and scholars to campus

Nov. 11, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente has announced a new Global Fellows Program that will increase opportunities for the campus to engage with thought leaders from around the world.

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