Vanessa Beasley Archives
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.
Sep. 7, 2017—The Office of Immersion Resources, to be located in the Student Life Center, will be the central support mechanism for students as they plan immersion experiences with faculty and campus partners.
Feb. 23, 2017—"Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South" will serve as the Commons Reading for a second year in 2017-18, with members of the incoming first-year class exploring additional themes of the book and participating in new and expanded programming.