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Why Vanderbilt

I chose Vanderbilt very rationally with a pro-con list.  The medical facilities and research opportunities, combined with the #1 spot as the happiest campus, academic achievement, and an SEC atmosphere sealed the deal.

Describe a favorite activity/organization and why you like it.

My favorite activity so far has been mentoring students at West End Middle school.  I teach both chess and strategy because I believe the ability to see moves ahead is crucial to both maturity and career success.  With these students I can both teach valuable life lessons and let my wild side out.

Describe a favorite class and why you like it.

My favorite class this semester is called the Collapse of Civilization, taught by Arthur Demarest.  This Distinguished Emeritus (twice I believe) professor teaches a class of 8 students and we discuss and debate the collapses of the past in order to understand the collapses of the future.  He is considered the "real-life Indiana Jones", doing digs in war zones and excavating Mayan ruins for the majority of the year.  Cool.

Describe your experience becoming a part of the Vanderbilt community.

What are your favorite books?

Ender's Game (by far #1)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Percy Jackson The Last Olympian


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What are your favorite TV shows or Movies?

Game of Thrones