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Open house for faculty interested in Residential Colleges set for April 20

Apr. 16, 2018—Vanderbilt faculty who are interested in serving in either residential or programmatic roles within the university’s Residential College system are invited to an open house on Friday, April 20.

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New residential faculty to join E. Bronson Ingram College, The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons

Apr. 2, 2018—Vanderbilt University’s Office of the Vice Provost for Learning and Residential Affairs has appointed four new residential faculty to help expand the student learning experience beyond the classroom, beginning this fall.

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Commons Reading announced for 2018-19

Mar. 26, 2018—The Commons Reading for the 2018-19 academic year will be "The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom" by Jonathan Haidt. Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente and Vanessa Beasley, dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, announced the selection March 26.

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What’s On My Mind: Our commitment to residential colleges

Jan. 25, 2018—In this week’s column, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos talks about Vanderbilt’s investment in residential colleges and how our brand of 24/7 immersive learning will shape students into America’s future leaders. “The Tennessean” also ran an op-ed by the chancellor this week on the university’s commitment to residential colleges.

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Tenth annual Murray Lecture is Feb. 5

Jan. 25, 2018—Linda Gordon, a professor at New York University and the author of "The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition," will discuss the themes of her book Monday, Feb. 5, at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons. The event is the 10th annual Murray Lecture at Vanderbilt.

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Public Safety announces improvements to Vandy Vans services

Dec. 14, 2017—Undergraduate students designed a Vandy Vans shelter to be installed at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons. In addition, a new stop at the Highland Quadrangle boasts increased safety for riders.

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Commons iSeminars announced for first-year students

Oct. 19, 2017—First-year students will have 25 Commons iSeminars to choose from this spring to help get them started on pursuing their passion through a personalized immersive learning opportunity.

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First-year students explore resilience through Commons programming

Oct. 19, 2017—Resilience—the ability to adjust to change, recover from setbacks or overcome life’s challenges—is a key theme being explored by first-year students on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons during 2017-18.

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2017 Southern Festival of Books, C-SPAN to feature Vanderbilt authors

Oct. 12, 2017—Two Vanderbilt Law School professors who are among featured authors at the Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word will be on panels to be broadcast live on C-SPAN Oct. 14.

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Investing in community: Melissa Thomas-Hunt is the inaugural vice provost for inclusive excellence

Oct. 9, 2017—Melissa Thomas-Hunt, Vanderbilt’s inaugural vice provost for inclusive excellence, sees a big part of her new role as breaking down the traditional notions of “diversity.”

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New office to coordinate Immersion Vanderbilt efforts

Sep. 7, 2017—The Office of Immersion Resources, to be located in the Student Life Center, will be the central support mechanism for students as they plan immersion experiences with faculty and campus partners.

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Vanderbilt celebrates historic eclipse

Sep. 3, 2017—The university community marked the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse with campus viewing parties, conducted research and prepared for the big day with months of educational and creative programming.

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