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randallAlice Randall, Faculty Head of Stambaugh House

Alice Randall is the new faculty head of Stambaugh House. A Vanderbilt Writer-in-Residence, Alice Randall brings the outline for her fifth novel (following The Wind Done Gone, Pushkin and the Queen of Spades, Rebel Yell, and Ada's Rules) as well as her experience examining nontraditional texts—song lyrics, cookbooks, children's pageant scripts—as literature. The courses Randall teaches include "Country Lyric in American Culture" and "Soul Food, in text, as text".
Students in Stambaugh should anticipate live country music, healthy soul food, and a thorough introduction to the history of Nashville. Her husband, David Ewing (Vanderbilt Law School 1992), is a ninth generation Nashvillian. Randall’s daughter, Caroline, a graduate student working on her MFA, will also be in residence on breaks.

The House

Opened in August 2007, Stambaugh House is located on the Commons. Stambaugh provides modern features in a classic building housing 162 first-year students in traditional double rooms. The building is co-residential, with men and women living on separate floors.

The Faculty Head of House lives in an apartment on the first floor, while students live on floors 2-5 of this five story building. Each residential floor has a study area and three shared bathrooms with showers. In addition, there is a lobby, study area, laundry room, seminar room, music room, and communal kitchen on the first floor. The building is fully air conditioned. Corridors and common areas are carpeted. Student rooms have tiled floors.

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