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Why Vanderbilt: Transfer Students (Part III)

Jan. 31, 2020—Tomorrow, we will embrace the second month of 2020 with the leap day. The deadline of transfer application is getting closer. I hope the following Why Vanderbilt responses will be helpful to transfer applicants. Enjoy. I. A Junior’s Response Hometown: China “This is my second year at Vanderbilt. Before transferring to Vanderbilt, I was looking...

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Why Vanderbilt: Transfer Students (Part II)

Jan. 29, 2020—Happy Chinese New Year! Two more transfer students took their precious time to share their “Why Vanderbilt” answers with us. They discuss academics and campus atmosphere. One touches upon sustainability efforts this academic year. Enjoy! I. A Junior’s Response Majors:Child Studies and Psychology Hometown: Shanghai, China Intended Career: Bilingual teacher “I transferred to Vandy when...

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Vanderbilt Jargons Part I

Jan. 29, 2020—As promised in my first blog of Fall 2019, I have compiled Vanderbilt jargons. They are in different forms: acronyms, names, new words, and so on. They refer to a variety of things at Vanderbilt: places, food, student organizations, and so on. To kick off the jargon-focused blog series, let’s go over three jargons relevant...

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My Writing Experiences at Vanderbilt (Part I)

Jan. 21, 2020—Happy Spring 2020! I hope everyone had a lovely winter break. During the break, I met with my family members, friends, and teachers, including my favorite middle school teacher who asked me about college writing. Her question and our following conversation resonated with a blog idea I had in Fall 2019: writing at Vanderbilt based...

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Why Vanderbilt: Transfer Students (Part I)

Jan. 21, 2020—As promised in Fall 2019, I am writing this blog to present transfer students’ answers to the crucial question “Why Vanderbilt.” My “Why Vanderbilt” series will feature more transfers’ responses around February. I. A Junior’s Answer Year: Junior Majors: American Studies and Public Policy Studies Minor: Sociology Hometown: Provo, Utah Intended Career: Advocacy and NGO...

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“They Answer I Present”: Why Vanderbilt (Part 4)

Oct. 17, 2019—Different people have asked the question of “Why Vanderbilt.” During a workshop held by the Career Center last week, a panelist representing a graduate program was interested in the attendees’ ideas about the question. In my interview with Yufei Yan, I was curious about her thoughts on this two-word question. When I met my secondary...

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“They Answer I Present”: Why Vanderbilt (Part 3)

Oct. 17, 2019—The question of “Why Vanderbilt” has been on the back of my mind during my years at Vanderbilt. My academic advisor also asked me this question the first time we met. Then, when I was learning Japanese grammar to give reasons—〜ので、~んです、〜から—I made sample sentences that answered the question. More recently, when applying to write for...

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“They Answer I Present”: Why Vanderbilt (Part 2)

Oct. 11, 2019—I have pondered the question “Why Vanderbilt” on various occasions. When I was an applicant, I read the information on Vanderbilt’s website to formulate my answer. After I received the acceptance letter, I reviewed my answer and added new elements to it. Right before coming to Nashville, I talked with a family friend who graduated...

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“They Answer I Present”: Why Vanderbilt (Part 1)

Oct. 10, 2019—Happy October! Since it is the college application season now, many applicants may ponder the question “Why Vanderbilt.” Some applicants may be interested in current Vanderbilt students’ answers to this important question, so I want to start a series of posts focusing on “Why Vanderbilt.”As I promised to bring others in my blog, I interviewed...

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Fairs at Vanderbilt

Sep. 22, 2019—In the Japanese history course I am taking this semester, we went over carnivals at Edo—ancient Tokyo—which featured numerous shows (misemono). The discussion of carnivals reminded me to take a look at fairs closer to me with respect to time and space. Vanderbilt has a vibrant culture of fairs which inform and entertain. Here is...

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