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Reading, interactive technology gives students insight to African American athletics pioneer

Aug. 24, 2016—Faculty and staff at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons are kicking off the newly revised Vanderbilt Visions curriculum for first-year students with an interactive activity that will give students, faculty, staff and visitors to campus an opportunity to learn more about African American athletics pioneer and Vanderbilt alumnus Perry Wallace.

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Vanderbilt University students return to campus Aug. 20

Aug. 18, 2016—Students return Aug. 20 for move-in weekend at Vanderbilt University.

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Asheeka Desai: Communication Studies Major and Head Resident, Hank Ingram House

May. 12, 2016—I’m graduating in May, and while it will be hard to leave Vanderbilt, it will be even harder to leave The Commons. The Commons has been such a defining part of my Vanderbilt experience, and has been my home here since day one. After my first year I became an R.A. in Gillette House, then head...

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Blair School Confidential: Blair Students Combine the Resources of a Major Research University with Intense Music Study

May. 12, 2016—Blair students know they’ll be majoring in music—often in addition to other disciplines—but frequently they choose Vanderbilt for the other social and academic opportunities the university offers that a traditional music conservatory cannot. This means Blair students are among the busiest on campus, continuing their intense focus on music while juggling the demands of other classes.

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Class of 2016: Sam Hoskins finds identity and purpose in mentoring first-year students

May. 5, 2016—Sam Hoskins has spent the last four years living on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons. From his introduction to the residential community as a first-year student in Gillette House to his last three years as a resident adviser in North House, Hoskins says The Ingram Commons has played a significant role in his journey of self-discovery.

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Writers-in-residence impact, inspire first-year students

Apr. 29, 2016—The Writers-in-Residence program at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons mixes students from Vanderbilt’s highly regarded MFA creative writing program with students from the university’s first-year living and learning community to explore fiction and poetry.

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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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New residential college at Vanderbilt to expand living-learning opportunities

Mar. 31, 2016—Vanderbilt University will take the next step in extending students’ living experience beyond the classroom and enhancing student engagement and community on campus when it begins construction in mid-May on the new Vanderbilt Barnard residential college.

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Photos from the Arab Spring to support cross-cultural discussions at Vanderbilt

Mar. 3, 2016—The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery is pleased to announce a recent gift from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation of two photographs by Shirin Neshat, which are intended to spark cross-cultural dialogue about international issues and religious and political divides and to facilitate collaboration between academic departments at the university and the gallery.

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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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Wcislo receives 2015 Chancellor’s Cup

Nov. 6, 2015—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos presented the 2015 Chancellor’s Cup to Associate Professor of History Frank Wcislo during a surprise ceremony Nov. 6 in Kirkland Hall, with many of Wcislo’s friends and colleagues from across the university in attendance.

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Vanderbilt community to discuss origin, history, evolution of Memorial Hall

Aug. 26, 2015—The Vanderbilt community is invited to a panel discussion, “Memorial Hall: Its origin, history, evolution,” on Sunday, Aug. 30, at 6 p.m. at the Student Life Center ballroom. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will kick off the event.

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