Dr. Roger Cone, Faculty Head of Murray House
Dr. Roger Cone is the new faculty head of Murray House . Cone’s impressive scholarly and professional presence speaks for itself: he holds the Joe C. Davis Chair in Biomedical Science, he is chair of the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics , director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Obesity and Metabolism, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He holds 17 patents, and has also served as an elected public school board official. Cone will be joined in Murray House by his wife, Midge, and their son, David, and will be visited by daughters Miriam and Anna.
Opened in August 2007, Murray House is located on the Commons. Murray House provides modern features in a classic building housing 150 first-year students in traditional double rooms. Students live on floors 2–6 of this six story building. The second floor includes an apartment for the Faculty Head of House, a seminar room, and common kitchen for building residents. Floors 3–6 each have a study area and three shared bathrooms with showers. In addition, there is a study area, laundry room, and music rooms on the first floor. The building is fully air conditioned. Corridors and common areas are carpeted. Student rooms have tiled floors.