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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 to host coffee chat at Local Java on Jan. 31

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On Wednesday, Vanderbilt Student Government will host the first of what will be a monthly series of “coffee chats,” in which students will have the opportunity to speak with various members of VSG over coffee at Local Java. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and students who choose to spend some time talking to the VSG representatives will have their coffee paid for. There will be four reserved tables for these conversations, and members from all different branches of government will be available to listen to student concerns, share ideas and take feedback.

“[The purpose] is just gaining new perspectives from students, so that we might inspire them to have a new idea that they could work with us on or they could learn more about VSG, how to get involved if that’s what they want to do, and let them know what’s going on,” Tariq Issa, VSG Director of Campus Outreach said.

The coffee chats are part of an ongoing goal of this year’s administration to be more visible and engage more students in the process of student government. While the organization does have a “What to Fix” section on their website for students to request changes, VSG Chief of Staff Olivia Solow-Niederman said that this event is a way to give a physical presence and voice to VSG.

“This is just a place where people can come and have someone to listen to them,” Solow-Niederman said.

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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!)

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aishdad
6 years ago

amazing 🙂