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Class of 2016: Ariel Helms’ past inspires her path for the future

Apr. 20, 2016—For Ariel Helms, a genealogy search when she was young revealed a long-kept secret: Her ancestors were Cherokee Native Americans.

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Class of 2016: Rani Banjarian discovers America—and his voice as a writer

Apr. 20, 2016—For Rani Banjarian, the summer of 2006 was the defining moment of his young life. For a month that summer, artillery and airstrikes were a daily occurrence as the unrest between his home country of Lebanon and neighboring Israel grew into the July War.

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Four new faculty heads join The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons

Apr. 13, 2016—First-year students will not be the only new faces at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons this fall. Four new faculty heads of house have signed on to live in the first-year student community and help further its mission of easing the transition to university life and extending learning outside the classroom.

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Vanderbilt No. 24 on list of best schools for African Americans

Apr. 13, 2016—Vanderbilt is the 24th best university for African American students, say "Money" and "Essence" magazines.

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Students welcome spring, celebrate diversity at Holi festival

Apr. 11, 2016—Hundreds of Vanderbilt students gathered on Alumni Lawn April 9 for the university’s annual commemoration of Holi, the Hindu color festival, which celebrates the arrival of spring.

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Zeppos: Vanderbilt clears students’ financial pathway

Mar. 5, 2016—Vanderbilt has led a national drive to ensure that academic achievements, community service and hard work—not ability to pay—determine a student’s path to higher education, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in an opinion piece March 5.

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10 Questions with flutist Rama Kumaran

Mar. 1, 2016—Meet Rama Kumaran, a sophomore who was the winner of the National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition this summer and was featured on National Public Radio’s “From the Top” series at age 16. He talks Harry Potter fan fiction, his strategies to connect with an audience and what drew him to his flute in the...

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Vanderbilt partners with Brown, Harvard, Cornell, others to develop new study abroad programs

Feb. 15, 2016—Vanderbilt has joined the Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad with the goal of establishing high-quality study abroad programs.

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Dobson named associate dean of students

Feb. 15, 2016—Frank Dobson's new role will facilitate the integration of the mission and programming of the Office of Inclusion Initiatives and Cultural Competence with that of the Black Cultural Center as Vanderbilt seeks to address issues of diversity, inclusion and intercultural sensitivity.

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10 Questions with improv comedian Megan Ward

Feb. 3, 2016—Meet Megan Ward: the actress behind Vanderbilt Off-Broadway’s Elle Woods. Well known on campus as an improv comedian, Pi Phi President and VP of the Business Careers and Entertainment Club, she dons a blonde ‘do and pink heels for her starring performance this weekend. Amidst a crazy rehearsal schedule, the Hustler sat down with Megan...

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Our favorite #vandygram photos of the week

Jan. 25, 2016—Winter Storm Jonas blanketed the campus with snow last week. Check out photos of the winter weather event on the Get Social website.

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Commons Reading announced for 2016-17

Jan. 25, 2016—The Commons Reading for the 2016-17 academic year will be "Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South" by Vanderbilt alumnus Andrew Maraniss, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente and Vanessa Beasley, dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, announced today.

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