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Vanessa Beasley Archives

Alumnus expands his chronicle of Freedom Riders with new portraits

Feb. 6, 2019—Lessons from the 1961 Freedom Rides and their relevance to today’s racial justice protests were discussed by alumnus and author Eric Etheridge and rider Rip Patten during a recent campus visit.

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Beasley to give Divinity School’s Bogitsh Lecture Feb. 21

Jan. 31, 2019—Vanessa Beasley, associate provost and dean of residential faculty and associate professor of communication studies, will give a talk titled "Enough: Imagining a Political Culture of Worthiness in the United States" beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at Vanderbilt Divinity School, Room 124.

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Presidential rhetoric expert available to discuss State of the Union

Jan. 28, 2019—Vanessa Beasley, an expert on political rhetoric and mass media and the presidency, is available to provide expert analysis of the State of the Union address.

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Provost establishes working group on second-year residential experience

Jan. 9, 2019—A new working group convened by Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente will explore trends in the second-year residential experience and identify areas to bolster student success.

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Learn about faculty roles in residential colleges at Dec. 4 event

Nov. 30, 2018—Faculty who are interested in serving in residential or programmatic roles within the university’s residential college system are invited to an open house Dec. 4 at the dean’s residence on The Ingram Commons.

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History and vision of residential colleges topic of USAC talk

Nov. 28, 2018—Associate Provost and Dean of Residential Faculty Vanessa Beasley shared the history and vision of Vanderbilt's residential college system during her talk at the November meeting of the University Staff Advisory Council.

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Search launched for next dean of The Ingram Commons

Nov. 13, 2018—The Office of the Provost is launching a search for the next dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons at Vanderbilt.

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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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