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Disagreement, Difference, Diversity

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steps leading to the entrance of the Warner Parks at the end of Belemead Blvd.
(Vanderbilt Photo /  Daniel Dubois)
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TO BOLDLY GO WHERE YOU HAVE NOT GONE BEFORE

Nadiah Nordin, ’16, School of Engineering The first eighteen years of my life were spent in Malaysia, the land I was born in. Even then, I had always dreamed of going abroad for studies or on vacation. My parents, two high school teachers with four children to feed, could never have afforded it, although we…

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Fall for the Arts Parents weekend celebration on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons.  Students enjoy food, music and the arts with their parents and friends.(John Russell/Vanderbilt University)

THE LOTUS FLOWER

Kelly Perry, ’18, College of Arts and Science, Student VUceptor “Small. Unworthy. Insignificant.” Words I used to describe myself on the 8th of October during my first year at Vanderbilt. I was happy to be here…yet something was missing. I am half-Thai, half-American and had spent my entire life in Chiang Mai, Thailand before moving to…

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THE “I” IN MINORITY

Bridgette Brown, ’18, Peabody College As I walk into my fourth class of the day, I take a look around the room and notice that I am the Black woman in the room. I take my seat, and I note that this class marks the fourth one to lack students that resembled me. For the past two…

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Move In- Lawn Games - Commons South Patio Lawn. Photos of International Students and VUceptors playing lawn games. Photos by Joe Howell

SPEAK UP!

Mianmian Fei, ’19, College of Arts and Science I learned a lot during my first month at Vanderbilt: Pancake Pantry is the best place to get breakfast, oceanography class is about currents and sediments and not fish, and grins is pronounced “greens.” Most of all, though, I learned I should keep my mouth shut. Before…

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