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Best-selling author, higher ed thought leader Beverly Daniel Tatum to give Crawford Lecture

Sep. 13, 2018—Beverly Daniel Tatum, a best-selling author and president, emerita, of Spelman College, will deliver the fifth annual Crawford Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 20. Her talk will explore the importance of leading through the lens of inclusion.

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Immersion pathways workshops begin Sept. 3

Aug. 30, 2018—A series of Immersion Vanderbilt pathways workshops, which help first-year students launch their immersion experiences, kicks off Sept. 3 at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons.

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Wente reorganizes provost’s office

Jul. 26, 2018—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has announced a new structure for her office, with Tracey George, John Sloop and Dawn Turton taking on new roles and responsibilities.

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Thomas-Hunt named faculty director for Moore College

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.

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First-year students to see Beyoncé, Jay-Z as their class party

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.

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Beasley to lead new residential college organization

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.

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Provost-appointed committee releases programmatic vision for residential colleges

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.

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Yoga and meditation on Wyatt Lawn April 17

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.

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New residential faculty to join E. Bronson Ingram College, The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons

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.

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Commons Reading announced for 2018-19

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.

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Vanderbilt and civil rights pioneer Perry Wallace’s remarkable life celebrated Feb. 19

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.

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Vanderbilt experts available to discuss State of the Union

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...

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