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Wente announces Beasley’s expanded role focused on undergraduate education

Jun. 19, 2020—Vanessa Beasley’s role as vice provost for academic affairs is expanding with oversight of four additional areas integral to the undergraduate education experience.

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Commons Reading dovetails with university initiatives on diversity, inclusion

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.

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Bordeau appointed president of Pulse: International Health and Safety Professionals in Higher Education

May. 20, 2020—Andrea Bordeau, global safety and security manager for Vanderbilt University, has been appointed the inaugural president of Pulse: International Health and Safety Professionals in Higher Education. The announcement of her appointment comes as Bordeau has worked to ensure the safety of Vanderbilt community members while abroad.

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Campus Connection Program to enhance undergraduate experience

Apr. 27, 2020—The new Campus Connection Program will offer undergraduate students personalized support and guidance in navigating experiential learning and campus services related to their collegiate experience.

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Multiple Vanderbilt summer programs canceled due to COVID-19

Apr. 20, 2020—Many Vanderbilt non-academic programs, camps and special events are being canceled for summer 2020 to protect the health and safety of the community during the coronavirus outbreak.

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New residential faculty announced for Zeppos College, The Ingram Commons

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.

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Vanderbilt University prepares hundreds of rooms for VUMC medical workers fighting global pandemic

Apr. 8, 2020—Vanderbilt University is making a number of its campus residence halls available to serve as essential close-proximity housing for VUMC health care staff as they work around the clock to fight the global novel coronavirus disease.

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Commons Reading announced for 2020-21 academic year

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.

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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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The Open Door: Immersion Vanderbilt reaches a new milestone

Feb. 17, 2020—In this month’s edition of "The Open Dore" newsletter, Vanessa Beasley, vice provost for academic affairs and dean of residential faculty, discusses the importance of discovery as an integral part of Immersion Vanderbilt.

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Jill Stratton named assistant provost for experiential learning

Feb. 10, 2020—Jill Stratton, an experienced university leader at Washington University, will join Vanderbilt June 1 as assistant provost for experiential learning and associate dean for Residential Colleges.

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