The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons
Words in Common: Mother-daughter duo and writers-in-residence Alice Randall and Caroline Randall Williams share a deep creative calling
Oct. 2, 2020—Alice Randall and Caroline Randall Williams are both writers-in-residence at Vanderbilt—Randall in the Department of African American and Diaspora Studies and Williams in the Department of Medicine, Health and Society. And neither is afraid to shine a light on complicated questions around race.
Sep. 21, 2020—When Riddhi Singhania starts her day at Vanderbilt, many of her peers are turning in for the night. That's because she's experiencing her first year at the university remotely from her home in Indore, India.
Sep. 14, 2020—Faculty heads of house on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons are finding creative ways to bring first-year students together safely for meaningful interaction in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sep. 2, 2020—The opening of Nicholas S. Zeppos College marks a milestone in the transformation of the West End Neighborhood, while a completed renovation on the Peabody College campus strengthens its learning community.
Jul. 15, 2020—Vanderbilt faculty and staff are busy gearing up for residential students to return to campus with a host of new interactive initiatives. Faculty heads of house and the Residential Colleges staff are ready to help undergraduate residential students with several new resources.
Jun. 17, 2020—While all incoming Vanderbilt undergraduates are expected to read "The Person You Mean to Be," the Commons Reading for 2020-21, the book will be particularly useful for anyone trying to understand the root causes of inequality.
And the Beat Goes On: A resilient Vanderbilt community finds innovative ways to thrive amid the challenges of COVID-19
May. 14, 2020—As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend lives in countless ways, members of the Vanderbilt community have shown remarkable resilience in the face of the crisis.
Apr. 13, 2020—Three new residential faculty have been appointed to help enrich the Vanderbilt educational experience beyond the classroom and build supportive and diverse communities on campus.
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.
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.
Feb. 24, 2020—Political bipartisanship, the impact of ‘70s television, and issues surrounding race, gender and sports are among the spring classes being offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt.
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.