Vanessa Beasley Archives
Jul. 9, 2018—Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence Melissa Thomas-Hunt was named the new faculty director for Moore College July 1. She continues in her roles as vice provost and professor of management at the Owen Graduate School of Management.
May. 27, 2018—Vanderbilt’s annual class party to welcome its 1,600 first-year students will be even more memorable this year because of Beyoncé and Jay-Z.
May. 17, 2018—Vanessa Beasley, dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, has been promoted to a new role leading a redesigned residential college organization aimed at more fully enriching the student experience.
May. 7, 2018—A renewed programmatic vision for Vanderbilt's residential college system broadens and enriches the residential education experience for students, faculty and staff.
Apr. 11, 2018—Join the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center for a 30-minute outdoor yoga class and a 30-minute meditation class led by Vanessa Beasley, dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, that will rejuvenate and energize your afternoon.
Apr. 2, 2018—Vanderbilt University’s Office of the Vice Provost for Learning and Residential Affairs has appointed four new residential faculty to help expand the student learning experience beyond the classroom, beginning this fall.
Mar. 26, 2018—The Commons Reading for the 2018-19 academic year will be "The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom" by Jonathan Haidt. Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente and Vanessa Beasley, dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, announced the selection March 26.
Feb. 22, 2018—The extraordinary courage that Distinguished Alumnus Perry Wallace displayed as the SEC's first African American basketball player was remembered during a celebration of life service Feb. 19.
Jan. 24, 2018—A number of Vanderbilt University experts will be available to media in the days leading up to and after the State of the Union speech Jan. 30 to discuss a variety of topics that could be addressed during President Trump’s address next Tuesday. Will Trump “talk tough” about immigration? Vanessa Beasley, associate professor of communications...
Nov. 17, 2017—Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Susan R. Wente has named a new committee of faculty and staff members focused on developing the programmatic vision for Vanderbilt’s College Halls.
Oct. 19, 2017—First-year students will have 25 Commons iSeminars to choose from this spring to help get them started on pursuing their passion through a personalized immersive learning opportunity.
Oct. 19, 2017—Resilience—the ability to adjust to change, recover from setbacks or overcome life’s challenges—is a key theme being explored by first-year students on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons during 2017-18.