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‘First-year experience’

Why Apply? Student Perspectives on Applying to VU

Nov. 8, 2016—As a Vanderbilt alumna, Class of 2014, I am often asked by prospective students, “Why did you apply to Vanderbilt?” The truth is there were a lot of things that drew me to Vanderbilt University: the gorgeous campus, the residential life, Vanderbilt’s proximity to the vibrant city of Nashville, the academics that would challenge beyond...

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Faculty View: First-year Writing Seminars, Part 2

Nov. 18, 2014—And now we continue where we left off with our look at the First-year Writing Seminars from the faculty perspective. . . Adam Meyer, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies Civil Rights and Civil Wrongs:  Black-Jewish Relations in the 1950s and 1960s “Teaching a First-Year Writing Seminar is one of the aspects of being a Vanderbilt...

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Faculty View: First-year Writing Seminars, Part 1

Nov. 13, 2014—Jay recently asked several professors what it is like to teach the First-year Writing Seminars, the small-group, discussion based courses that all students in the College of Arts and Science take during their first year at Vanderbilt.

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First-Year Writing Seminars

Aug. 26, 2013—From Disney in America to Chemistry, Climate, Change, and Energy Policy, Jay takes a look at the fall First-Year Writing Seminars.

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Blogging Opportunity for Incoming Vanderbilt Students

Aug. 19, 2011—      For those of you in the Vanderbilt class of 2015 who are still reading our admissions blog, check out this opportunity: Be a Commons Video Blogger! WHO:  You! WHAT: Be a Commons Video Blogger.  Capture unique moments and tell compelling stories through video.  Be a voice for the Commons and share amazing...

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