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OT: Vanderbilt getting rid of McTyeire as a language dorm

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Re: OT: Vanderbilt getting rid of McTyeire as a language dorm

Post by Junnah » Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:12 pm

Removing it or renaming it?
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Re: OT: Vanderbilt getting rid of McTyeire as a language dorm

Post by Versus75 » Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:26 pm

Perhaps it is still a collection of multi-lingual students and only the name is going to change.

Would appreciate a link to the story.

Could be that this viral petition has influenced those in Kirkland. It has gotten 92 signatures in ONLY 8 months.

https://www.change.org/p/vanderbilt-uni ... onal-house

Does the campus have anything named Washington or Jefferson? Those will go next.
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Re: OT: Vanderbilt getting rid of McTyeire as a language dorm

Post by historybill » Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:29 pm

McTyeire has existed as an international themed dorm since the mid 1970s, I think. When I was there we had our own cafeteria, where we all had to eat breakfast and dinner, and there were 4 halls: Spanish, French, German and Russian, and you were supposed to speak the language in the dorm.

It was the best dorm on campus when I was a student and in some ways the only one that had a "family" feel. We had great parties, incredible guest speakers, etc. About 15 of my best 20 friends from college are people I met the one year I lived there.

When they started this "residential campus" thing, they talked about McTyeire, and some of the articles selling the Vanderbilt world on Gee's "residential campus" idea talked about how all the dorms were going to have that "family" theme. But now that the other dorms are so beautiful and luxurious I don't think they can get students to live in the international dorm anymore.

I don't think this has anything to do with changing the name. At least I don't think this is BECAUSE of that. Now... they may use this an excuse to change the name. But I don't think 1% of the current students know or care anything about the history of the place.

Here is the story:

https://news.vanderbilt.edu/2022/01/14/ ... SBTISxsnOw
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Re: OT: Vanderbilt getting rid of McTyeire as a language dorm

Post by Go Vandy! » Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:12 am

It's about time.
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Re: OT: Vanderbilt getting rid of McTyeire as a language dorm

Post by VandyPhile » Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:26 pm

Versus75 wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:26 pm
Perhaps it is still a collection of multi-lingual students and only the name is going to change.

Would appreciate a link to the story.

Could be that this viral petition has influenced those in Kirkland. It has gotten 92 signatures in ONLY 8 months.

https://www.change.org/p/vanderbilt-uni ... onal-house

Does the campus have anything named Washington or Jefferson? Those will go next.
From the petition, “ We recommend renaming McTyeire International House to the International House”. I wonder if they will have pancakes.
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Re: OT: Vanderbilt getting rid of McTyeire as a language dorm

Post by vandy05 » Sun Jan 16, 2022 2:29 pm

Lots of stuff in the south have ties to slavery. They really should come as opportunities to talk about our shared history and how we can do better going forward. There should be a strong distinction between a building on a campus named after someone who helped to found the university and a statue of a confederate war hero that was erected to intimidate and malign black people. Those are two totally different things that require nuance, conversation and understanding to navigate wisely and understand what is what.

Not all things are created equally, not all building names are the same. Not all monuments to Robert E. Lee are the same. But these are muddy waters for the university to navigate. Probably a convenient time to do this, but it would be great to see more conversation around it to promote a broader understanding.
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Re: OT: Vanderbilt getting rid of McTyeire as a language dorm

Post by Go Vandy! » Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:35 pm

VandyPhile wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:26 pm
... to the International House”. I wonder if they will have pancakes.
They should. VU tore down the oldest IHOP in middle Tennessee for... well, parking.
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Re: OT: Vanderbilt getting rid of McTyeire as a language dorm

Post by belair » Mon Jan 17, 2022 4:41 pm

Lived there 2nd semester of Frosh year. If you were from Nashville, on campus dorms were tough to come by. Got in there with a bunch of other guys that I knew. Too much fun. That would have been 1975 so guessing international flair started following year. We just had 1st floor. Could have been some international above us.
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Re: OT: Vanderbilt getting rid of McTyeire as a language dorm

Post by MrMemorial » Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:47 pm

Go Vandy! wrote:
Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:35 pm
VandyPhile wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:26 pm
... to the International House”. I wonder if they will have pancakes.
They should. VU tore down the oldest IHOP in middle Tennessee for... well, parking.
And a nicer IHOP opened a few blocks away on Elliston.

I'm more concerned about the 82 year old "Jacksonian" that was demolished at 31st and West End to put up a Walgreens that could have gone just about anywhere in that neighborhood.

https://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/s ... cus18.html
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