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I’m Finally On My Own…But What Are My Legal Responsibilities?

Course Description So, you have finally made it.  You have successfully completed high school, you have finished all your college applications, you have been accepted to one of the finest institutions around the country, and you are ready to move in and live life.  You are free to go where you want, see who you […]

Making Connections: Leadership & Scholarship, Curriculum & Career

Course Description Four criteria for judging prospective Rhodes Scholars were put forth in Cecil Rhodes’ will: literary and scholastic attainments; energy to use one’s talents to the full, as exemplified by fondness for and success in sports; truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship; moral force […]

Becoming Ethical Leaders

All serious leadership starts from within and the quest for leadership, therefore, is first an inner quest to discover who you are. Jim Kouzes & Barry Posner Course Description All of us can be leaders because we are each responsible for leading our lives in ways that contribute to a more just and meaningful world. […]

Personal Finance For Life

Course Description “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin “Never spend your money before you have it.” – Thomas Jefferson Summary: Are you planning for a successful career, yet unsure how the world of money and investing can work for you? Do you have an interest in stocks, mutual funds and […]

The Theatre Will Rock: Exploring the Contemporary American Musical Theatre

The title of this seminar is taken from its text, The Theatre Will Rock by Elizabeth Lara Wollman (Michigan, 2006), which is one of several recent books that treat the alternative American musical as a subject worthy of serious academic study and that examines the rock musical as a distinctive art form: “[T]he staged rock […]

Choosing Civility: Life is a Relational Experience

One of the pillars of Vanderbilt University is CIVILITY. The word is framed in capital letters on one of the columns in Rand Hall, reminding us of it during our lunches. But what does the word ?Civility? exactly mean? Why should we learn about Civility? Why should we care about it? We will try to […]

Choosing Civility: Life is a Relational Experience

One of the pillars of Vanderbilt University is CIVILITY. But what does the word ?Civility? exactly mean? Why should we learn about Civility? Why should we care about it? We will try to answer these questions through the reading of Choosing Civility by Pier Massimo Forni, a member of the Johns Hopkins faculty for 20 […]

Service at Shelby Bottoms Park

This past Saturday, Memorial had our first House Service event of the year at the local Shelby Bottoms Park. Roughly 15 of our residents loaded up into the Van alongside our RA’s and Faculty Head of House Professor Leander to spend a day in the sun working to improve the Shelby Bottoms Greenway near the […]

Project I Am: I Am a Protégé Mentor/Mentee Applications Due this Friday!

PROJECT I AM: I Am a Protégé MENTOR/MENTEE APPLICATIONS DUE THIS FRIDAY! I Am a Protégé is the mentorship program of Project I Am that is developed with the goal of fostering unity and building relationships within the Vanderbilt community. By pairing senior mentors with a sophomore or junior and sophomores and juniors with a first-year mentee, I Am a Protégé provides […]