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A conversation with Vanessa Beasley, dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons

Aug. 17, 2015—Vanessa Beasley became dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons at Vanderbilt this summer. We sat down with her prior to Move-In Day to talk about what makes The Ingram Commons community and the conversations it fosters so important.

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Meet Vanessa Beasley, new dean of The Ingram Commons

Aug. 11, 2015—VIDEO» As dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, Beasley serves as the academic leader, mentor and senior administrator of the first-year student experience at Vanderbilt.

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Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center director named assistant dean of students

Jul. 20, 2015—Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center Director Frank Dobson has been named an assistant dean of students, effective Aug. 1.

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Class of 2015: Simeng Miao finds encouragement in mentorship and research

Apr. 23, 2015—When Simeng Miao was a first-year student living in Hank Ingram House, she often spent Friday evenings in the residence of faculty head of house Dr. Kyla Terhune. For Miao, who had long dreamed of becoming a physician, the relationship was significant.

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Farewell to Wcislo: Looking back at the legacy of The Commons’ first dean

Apr. 9, 2015—Seven years ago, The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons did not exist. Now, “The Commons” says goodbye to its inaugural dean, opening a new chapter in Vanderbilt history. “We all have to remember that before Dean Wcislo, no one had an idea what The Commons was, or could be,” said Professor Vanessa Beasley, incoming dean of...

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Tuttle Bell, Beasley honored by Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center

Apr. 9, 2015—Cara Tuttle Bell is this year's winner of the Mary Jane Werthan Award, while Vanessa Beasley has received the Mentoring Award.

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Beasley named dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons

Mar. 26, 2015—Vanessa Beasley, an expert in race, gender and diversity in U.S. political rhetoric, has been named the next dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons at Vanderbilt University, effective July 1.

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Commons Reading announced for 2015-16

Mar. 11, 2015—"The Madonnas of Echo Park" by Brando Skyhorse has been selected as the next Commons Reading, an annual tradition for incoming first-year students.

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Activist Angela Davis to deliver Vanderbilt University’s Walter Murray Commemorative Lecture Feb. 26

Feb. 13, 2015—Angela Davis, known internationally for her political activism, will deliver Vanderbilt University’s seventh annual Walter Murray Commemorative Lecture Thursday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m.

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Inaugural Commons Unplugged week to feature green forum, green fair

Feb. 11, 2015—The first-ever Commons Unplugged environmental awareness week, scheduled for Feb. 15–21, will celebrate sustainability and natural resource and energy conservation through a variety of events targeting Vanderbilt’s first-year student population.

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Rosevelt Noble Documents the Black Experience at Vanderbilt

Dec. 23, 2014—To date, Rosevelt Noble has completed roughly 150 various interviews relating to his project and has taken more than 175,000 photos documenting the experience of African Americans on campus.

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Faculty Senate meeting minutes for October 2014 available online

Nov. 13, 2014—Minutes from the Vanderbilt Faculty Senate’s Oct. 9 meeting are now available online on the Faculty Senate website.

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