A typical conversation between my friend Fiona and me:
Me: Where do you want to have lunch?
Fiona: How about Hogwarts?
I usually agree and end up meeting her at The Commons Center, which Fiona immediately recognized conjures up images of the dining hall at Harry Potter’s Hogwarts, with its soaring space, gorgeous windows and grand fireplaces. Turns out Time Magazine agrees with Fi.
In a profile published today, the magazine profiles the new first year experience Vanderbilt has created at The Commons, taking the Hogwarts analogy so far as to christen Commons Dean Frank Wcislo as our own Dumbledore. One of the many neat things about the story is that several of the photos in the print version were taken by Vandy students. The article also features the now-classic ‘Class of 2012’ photo by our own John Russell.