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Residential College Magic: Residential colleges provide undergraduates close-knit, diverse communities with faculty mentors

Feb. 21, 2020—Before the Class of 2012 moved onto The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons in 2008, there never had been anything on campus like these intentionally designed communities where undergraduates with different backgrounds are paired together and live alongside faculty.

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Top Flight: First-year students move into Stambaugh House

Nov. 7, 2019—First-year students move into Stambaugh House, one of 10 residence halls on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, in August.

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From Antarctica to The Ingram Commons

Oct. 22, 2019—Dan Morgan, faculty head of Memorial House and principal senior lecturer of earth and environmental sciences, leads with optimism.

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Celebrate Vanderbilt Move-In 2019 at The Ingram Commons

Aug. 19, 2019—Watch as the newest Vanderbilt students from the Class of 2023 join the amazing tradition of Move-In at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons.

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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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Anchor Man: Nicholas S. Zeppos marks 10 years as Vanderbilt’s chancellor

Jun. 8, 2018—Ten years into his role as chancellor, Nicholas S. Zeppos has no plans to slow Vanderbilt’s rapid progress—and he wants to bring the rest of higher education along for the ride.

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Volunteer Leadership Weekend

Jun. 8, 2018—Two hundred enthusiastic alumni and parents gathered to support Vanderbilt as part of the university’s inaugural Volunteer Leadership Weekend, held Feb. 23–24.

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On the City’s Western Border: $600 million living–learning initiative to transform campus along West End Avenue

Feb. 26, 2018—Vanderbilt is replacing aging dormitories with residential colleges designed to encourage classmates from varying backgrounds to come together in shared communities, living alongside faculty members who help foster dialogue and discovery outside the classroom.

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Alumni find out what’s new about fake news

Feb. 26, 2018—Vanessa Beasley, dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons and associate professor of communications, has presented the Commodore Classroom “What’s New About Fake News” to alumni in five cities as well as on campus for Reunion 2017.

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Star Struck: Vanderbilt’s front-row seat to the total solar eclipse

Nov. 21, 2017—Vanderbilt’s newest first-year students will likely remember Aug. 21, 2017, for a long time to come. Not only did the date mark their official welcome to the university, but the approximately 1,600 students also donned safety glasses on The Commons Lawn to witness the total solar eclipse that appeared in Nashville that day—the first time in 538 years that such a sight had been visible in Middle Tennessee.

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House Party: Move-In Day Selfie

Nov. 20, 2016—Senior Bradley Faskowitz, a resident adviser in Murray House, snaps a selfie with Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos (center) and first-year students John Kim, Cortez Johnson and Jasper Lee during Move-In Day in August.

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Vanderbilt Move-in 2016

Aug. 20, 2016—Watch all of the fun and emotion as Vanderbilt University welcomes the Class of 2020 to The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons.

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