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West End Neighborhood

On the City’s Western Border: $600 million living–learning initiative to transform campus along West End Avenue

Feb. 26, 2018—Vanderbilt is replacing aging dormitories with residential colleges designed to encourage classmates from varying backgrounds to come together in shared communities, living alongside faculty members who help foster dialogue and discovery outside the classroom.

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Blasting for new residential college begins Feb. 12; will affect traffic on West End Avenue

Feb. 11, 2018—Construction crews working at the site of the new residential college in the West End neighborhood will begin blasting on Monday, Feb. 12. Blasting is expected to continue through the end of March.

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What’s On My Mind: Our commitment to residential colleges

Jan. 25, 2018—In this week’s column, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos talks about Vanderbilt’s investment in residential colleges and how our brand of 24/7 immersive learning will shape students into America’s future leaders. “The Tennessean” also ran an op-ed by the chancellor this week on the university’s commitment to residential colleges.

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FutureVU begins spring semester by continuing efforts to engage campus community

Jan. 25, 2018—The FutureVU team is providing key project updates to kick off a busy spring semester.

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Vanderbilt to transform West End into innovative academic and experiential center

Jan. 22, 2018—Vanderbilt's largest-ever capital project will replace aging residence halls with innovative residential colleges that will transform the residential life for undergraduates.

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West End neighborhood beautification efforts previewed by pop-up park

Nov. 14, 2017—The FutureVU team turned a portion of Kensington Place into a park for Vanderbilt community members to enjoy last week in advance of beautification efforts slated to begin in mid-December.

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Parking changes to start Dec. 18 to accommodate West End neighborhood utility work

Nov. 10, 2017—Members of the Vanderbilt community who park near the West End neighborhood will likely see changes beginning Dec. 18 due to construction and utility work.

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FutureVU pop-up park to transform West End neighborhood Nov. 6–12

Nov. 3, 2017—Vanderbilt’s West End neighborhood will be transformed Nov. 6–12 with the creation of a pop-up park on Kensington Place. The park will feature landscaping, open space and a variety of activities.

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Design phase begins for university’s West End Neighborhood

Oct. 2, 2017—Following up on a series of community meetings and working group efforts, Vanderbilt shared the current status of planning for the West End Neighborhood’s transformation.

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Utility work planned to begin mid-December for reimagined ‘West End neighborhood’

Sep. 28, 2017—Construction and utilities work is planned to begin in December to bury overhead utilities in preparation for new residential colleges and a beautification effort along the West End corridor of Vanderbilt’s campus.

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Students, administrators discuss West End neighborhood planning at Chancellor’s Town Hall

Mar. 16, 2017—About 75 students shared their ideas on the possibilities for the redevelopment of Vanderbilt University’s West End neighborhood at a Chancellor’s Town Hall Wednesday evening.

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