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The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University.
The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University.

VSG budget increases funding for conferences, student engagement

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Emery Little

This year’s Vanderbilt Student Government (VSG) budget saw slight changes, with a $2,500 increase in funding for conferences and travel as well as a $1,254 increase in merchandise funding. Additionally, funding was allocated to the new Economic Inclusivity committee. The amount budgeted for the 2017-2018 academic year is $104,954, up close to $1,000 from last year’s budget.

According to VSG Speaker of the Senate Molly Gupta, the increase in conference funding will allow the university to send delegates to conferences like the SEC in DC Conference, President’s Roundtable and SEC Exchange, which delegates attended over the summer. Attendance at events like these, she said, help VSG learn what issues on-campus organizations are tackling, as well as build partnerships with student governments at other schools.

The increase in merchandise allocations comes from a push to increase VSG’s presence on Commons at the org fair and other events. Late last year, the Commons Leadership Council (CLC) and VSG separated, reducing the presence VSG has on the freshman campus.

VSG will discuss the budget at their first meeting this Wednesday. For the exact budget allocations, see the document below.

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Sam Zern, Former Managing Editor

Sam Zern ('20) has been a member of The Vanderbilt Hustler since her freshman year, first as a staff writer and shortly after as assistant campus editor. She went on to be campus editor and, later, editor in chief. In her senior year at Vanderbilt, Sam was managing editor and streamlined recruitment and training processes.

In her time as a member of the editorial board, she has prioritized diversity and breadth in coverage, wanting to make sure as much of Vanderbilt as possible is represented in the paper. Outside of The Hustler, she studies education policy and sociology and has worked as a journalist for local publications in Austin and Nashville. She plans to pursue a career in journalism (and will gladly take any and all advice!)

Connect with Sam: [email protected] Personal website Twitter LinkedIn

 
Emery Little, Former Social Media Director
Emery Little (‘22) is from Birmingham, AL. She majored in communication of science and technology and Spanish. In her free time, she loves to design graphics, follow tech news and run her photography business. She can be reached at [email protected].

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