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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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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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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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Meet four fascinating historical characters at Saturday University

Oct. 2, 2014—Hear fascinating stories about politicians, slaves, military leaders, executioners and diplomats from the pages of history this fall during Vanderbilt University’s Saturday University lecture series.

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Wcislo stepping down as dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons

Sep. 11, 2014—Francis Wcislo, the dean who launched The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons at Vanderbilt University in 2006, has announced plans to step down from that role at the end of his current contract, June 30, 2015.

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VUCast Extra: Move In 2014 – It’s anything but common

Aug. 16, 2014—Vanderbilt's first-year students came from all over the country and the world to move into The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons. Relive the magic of Move In 2014.

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Vanderbilt professor awarded Roland H. Bainton Book Prize

Oct. 24, 2013—Paul C.H. Lim, a Vanderbilt University religious historian, has received the 2013 Roland H. Bainton Book Prize for Mystery Unveiled: The Crisis of the Trinity in Early Modern England.

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VUCast Extra: Move In 2013

Aug. 17, 2013—They came from all over the country and the world to move into The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons. Watch as Vanderbilt's first-year students move in to start their living-learning experience. Check out tweets and images from Move In Day.

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Excellence in undergraduate writing to be celebrated March 24

Mar. 15, 2013—Vanderbilt will host its fifth annual Undergraduate Writing Symposium on March 24. The event is a forum for excellence in undergraduate writing of all kinds.

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Professors get pies in the face for charity

Nov. 12, 2012—As a part of Disabilities Awareness Week, students were given the opportunity to blow off a little midterm steam by putting a pie in the face of a favorite professor or administrator. The activity was a fundraiser for Chair Scholars, an organization that provides assistance to students with disabilities seeking to attend college, and was...

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Writer David Maraniss to teach at Vanderbilt during spring 2013 semester

Oct. 30, 2012—Famed writer David Maraniss will co-teach a course, Presidential Biographies, next semester, and also a Commons seminar for first-year students, Reading and Writing about Sports and American Life.

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End of the Beginning

May. 1, 2012—The Ingram Commons’ first class graduates On a bright spring day four years ago, Jeremy Williams had a choice to make. His college decision had come down to two schools – Vanderbilt or Harvard – and he was stepping onto the former’s Nashville campus for the first time. “My mom and I visited some of...

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