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Fall WAVU 2013 Recap

Oct. 29, 2013—By Academic Coordinator, David J. Dunn, Ph.D. One-hundred-and-one! That’s how many students we had this fall at our WAVU program. For those who don’t know, WAVU (pronounced “WAH-voo”) stands for “Weekend Academy at Vanderbilt University.” Students in grades 7-10 come to our campus one or two times a year to take courses taught by our...

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Gearing up for WAVU

Aug. 21, 2013—It has been about a month since the last student left Vanderbilt Summer Academy, the last of the VSA detritus has been rehoused in the Department of Mysteries (what we call the storage room), and we are nearly finished compiling all the data from our student evaluations. We listen to our students and staff, which...

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News for Spring WAVU 2013

Nov. 8, 2012—Fall WAVU was a blast, but it can also be a little bittersweet. We had nearly 80 students for this round of WAVU, but there were a lot more who wanted to attend. Every class was full! We are a bit restricted in housing and classroom space when the university is in session, but it...

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You know you miss VSA when…

Jul. 3, 2012—One of the things I enjoy most as a Program Coordinator at VSA is watching our students form lasting friendships. This year, our Session II students formed a Facebook Group. The latest meme has been, “You know you miss VSA…” Here is what a few of them have been saying: “You know you miss VSA...

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In class today…

Jun. 20, 2012—Yesterday, a few students from Identity in the 21st Century wrote talked about what they’ve been doing and learning. “I’ve learned so much already, and its only the second day. So far, we’ve talked about gender identity, feminism, and reasons for masculinity. It’s really cool because it’s the kind of stuff you don’t get to...

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Final Fantasies: Literature and Video Games

Jun. 13, 2012—Here is a brief summary of what students did in class on Tuesday from Literature and Video Games TA, David Kumler. Today in Literature and Video Games, groups presented arguments to the class regarding the social, epistemological, ethical, and educational implications of various video games. Each group selected a video game and argued in favor...

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VSA 2012: It Begins!

Jun. 12, 2012—By David J. Dunn, Program Coordinator Opening Ceremonies are on Sunday Night. Students get to know their proctor groups, some of our community expectations, and what is going to happen during their stay here. But we also want them to get excited and have fun! That is why we are privileged to have Dr. Amanda...

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