The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University
Since 1888
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
Dores Divest student protesters carrying a sign next to Founders Walk ceremony. (Hustler Multimedia/Miguel Beristain)

Founders Walk 2022: Dores Divest protesters detained, new formal format

Aaditi Lele and Ilana Drake August 24, 2022
At least three demonstrators were also referred to Student Accountability following the disruption.
students holding sings at divest protest

Dores Divest protests outside L.A. Jackson alumni reception

Charlotte Mauger, Managing Editor October 20, 2021
Students gathered on Oct. 19 to garner alumni support for Vanderbilt to divest from fossil fuels and prompt Chancellor Diermeier to respond to divestment concerns.
student activists at the protests

Dores Divest hold Sept. 10 protest at Wyatt Center

Shelby Pybus September 11, 2021
Speakers, students and student-led organizations gathered in front of Magnolia Lawn on the afternoon of Sept. 10 to protest Vanderbilt's investment in fossil fuels.
Chancellor Diermeier gives Founders Walk address while Dores Divest conducts protest on Aug. 22, 2021. (Hustler Mutimedia/Emery Little)

Founder’s Walk interrupted by Dores Divest demonstration

Charlotte Mauger and Rachael Perrotta August 23, 2021
First-year students expressed mixed reactions after Dores Divest interrupted Chancellor’s Diermeier’s Founder's Walk speech using signs and a unicorn sculpture to push Vanderbilt to divest from fossil fuels.
woman holding white sign that reads divest vandy now with a yellow X over the front

Members of VSG, Dores Divest, DivestVU meet with administrators to discuss fossil fuel divestment

Brendan O'Reilly, Staff Writer July 29, 2021
Ben Hayden of Dores Divest stated that the meeting went positively and that all formal decisions about divestment are in the hands of the Board of Trust and Chancellor Daniel Diermeier.
screenshot of a youtube video vanderbilt made to explain their partnership with climate vault

Vanderbilt announces goal to achieve carbon neutrality via Climate Vault partnership, faces backlash from Dores Divest and DivestVU

Brendan O'Reilly, Staff Writer May 30, 2021
Successfully collaborating with Climate Vault would make Vanderbilt the first member of the Association of American Universities to achieve carbon neutrality.
people sit in front of the Vanderbilt statue holding signs that say Our Future Not For Sale wearing white body suits and having mock oil poured on them by people in black clothing

Dores Divest hosts Earth Day ‘oil spill’ demonstration in front of Library Lawn

Charlotte Mauger and Rachael Perrotta April 22, 2021
Student volunteers poured a mock oil concoction on fellow students to symbolize the university’s investment in fossil fuels and make a stance for divestment.
Alumni Hall. Picture taken on Aug. 20, 2020. (Hustler Multimedia/Alex Venero)

Vanderbilt NAACP, DivestVU and Dores Divest jointly call for Giving Day boycott

Jonathan Liu, Deputy News Editor April 7, 2021
The call is an effort to make the administration aware of the unmet needs of various student organizations, per Vanderbilt NAACP President Virginia Richards.
Students carried a 14-foot figure of a unicorn to Kirkland Hall on Feb. 23. (Hustler Multimedia / Josh Rehders)

DivestVU, Dores Divest hold an over 30-person protest at Kirkland Hall

Dores Divest’s 14-foot-mystical creature, an orange unicorn, made an appearance on Library Lawn at 2 p.m. CST and marched with students to Kirkland Hall.
Kirkland Tower after heavy snowfall on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021 (Hustler Multimedia/Hunter Long)

DivestVU, Dores Divest plan Feb. 23 protest, will reportedly include ‘14-foot mystical creature’

Immanual John Milton, Editor in Chief February 22, 2021
The protest will begin at Central Library and end at Kirkland Hall. It will take place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. CST.
Dores Divest, a student group advocating for divestment from fossil fuels, sent an email to part of the student body impersonating the chancellor on Jan. 25, 2021. Screenshot taken of email. (Hustler Staff/Immanual John Milton)

Dores Divest impersonates chancellor’s email, calls for divestment from fossil fuels

The email included a video message from actor Brian Baumgartner, who plays The Office’s Kevin Malone, as well as links to their petition for divestment and calls to join the organization to help plan a campus-wide disruption on Feb. 23.
Dores Divest

GUEST EDITORIAL: Chancellor Diermeier is wrong on fossil fuel divestment

Joshua Doh, Guest Writer January 7, 2022
As the Vanderbilt divestment campaign has gained traction, Chancellor Diermeier has declared his stance: he does not support divestment. However, his arguments are weak and flawed; it’s time we hold him intellectually accountable for his position.
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