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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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Cooling towers to be installed on Peabody campus

Jan. 31, 2020—Cooling towers will be installed at the chiller plant located near The Commons Center beginning Monday, Feb. 3. This installation will require 18th Avenue in front of The Commons Center to be closed for short periods of time on Feb. 3 and 4.

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Crawford Lecture and dean’s dinner mark first Patterson Fellowship events of 2019-20

Nov. 8, 2019—A lecture by human rights activist and author Supriya Vani on Oct. 30 and a Dean’s Dinner with an acclaimed theater and education professor from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Erica Halverson, on Nov. 5 marked the first visits by Patterson Fellows for the 2019-20 academic year.

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New dean of The Ingram Commons changing mindsets around math learning

Jun. 25, 2019—Vanderbilt professor and Dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons Melissa Gresalfi wants people to stop hating math. She's researching and teaching new ways to embrace the subject's potential for creativity.

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New residential faculty to join Warren College, The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons

Apr. 2, 2019—New residential faculty appointments have been announced for Warren College and East House, effective fall 2019.

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Search launched for next dean of The Ingram Commons

Nov. 13, 2018—The Office of the Provost is launching a search for the next dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons at Vanderbilt.

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2018 Commons Unplugged week celebrates sustainability

Oct. 23, 2018—The fifth annual Commons Unplugged environmental awareness week, Oct. 28–Nov. 3, will celebrate sustainability, natural resource conservation and energy conservation through various events focusing on Vanderbilt’s first-year student population.

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26 Commons iSeminars offered spring 2019 for first-year students

Oct. 19, 2018—The iSeminars are intended to encourage first-year students to pursue their passions by modeling rigorous, compelling and unique projects in addition to exposing students to a particular seminar theme.

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Immersion pathways workshops begin Sept. 3

Aug. 30, 2018—A series of Immersion Vanderbilt pathways workshops, which help first-year students launch their immersion experiences, kicks off Sept. 3 at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons.

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Anchor Down with the Class of 2022

Aug. 29, 2018—Watch Coach Derek Mason, the Spirit of Gold Marching Band and other members of the Vanderbilt community rally first-year students as they gather to take the Class of 2022 photo.

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Chancellor Zeppos reflects on the incoming class

Aug. 21, 2018—Watch Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos discuss the diversity and talent represented in the Class of 2022 and the potential these students have to become the leaders of tomorrow.

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