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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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Change is the Only Constant

Jan. 28, 2018—Vanderbilt is a place of constant change — the Vanderbilt I saw in 2014 when I first came to campus is not the Vanderbilt I’m living at in 2018! Here’s a quick summary of just some of the changes I’ve personally witnessed over my four years as a student: Housing The changes in Vanderbilt’s housing are...

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Housing: Responses Matter Most (The 9th Thing I Learned Sophomore Year)

Dec. 18, 2017—Take a deep breath when things go awry

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Send us yo questions (yo)

Jun. 23, 2017—Email your questions about anything, because we know it all (obviously). :) Even if we don't, we can always find someone who does.

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Housing 101

Apr. 12, 2017—With room selection in full swing for current students here at Vanderbilt, the memories of selecting roommates and preparing to live in a dorm community flooded mine and my friends’ minds. Out of our close circle of friends, six are living in a suite in Kissam, a dorm acclaimed for its fantastic food selection and...

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There’s No Place Like Home

Mar. 16, 2017—It is that time of year again for returning Vanderbilt students – the time where everything falls into place or everything seems to cause a lot of stress – housing selection! While it lies somewhere between an exciting and a daunting process, choosing the right type of housing, as well as the best roommates for...

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Zeppos – Not Your Average Chancellor

Mar. 10, 2017—As a Vandy student, it can sometimes feel difficult and even intimidating to get engaged with the faculty. My first class at Vandy was a Microeconomics lecture with over 200 students, and I remember moments when I would want to ask a question or even just ask my professor to repeat a certain topic, and...

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The One Where Matthew Talks about His Classes

Feb. 5, 2017—[Disclaimer: I don’t actually talk about Friends, I just wanted to have a catchy title.] Continuing the excitement from the previous article, I’d like to talk about academics and residential life (which isn’t nearly as exciting, but stick with me on this)! There has been plenty in this realm to keep me busy, but I...

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Sophie Druffner: My Life in GroupMe

Nov. 21, 2016—Since my phone is dead so often, GroupMe and email are my primary forms of communication. I’m 90% sure that everything in my life could be reduced into GroupMe, and actually, looking over this post now, I think that it has. (If you have further questions on the things mentioned here, check out the relevant...

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