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International students partner with MLC and VSG to present demands to Dean Bandas, ISSS

July 2, 2020

Preliminary data from student-led surveys reveal disparity in opinion between domestic and international students on Vanderbilt’s Fall 2020 Plan.

The US Supreme Court concluded that the dismantlement of DACA  was unconstitutional.

Vanderbilt responds to Supreme Court’s DACA ruling

June 29, 2020

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of preserving DACA, temporarily protecting the livelihoods of the nearly 650,000 “dreamers” currently in the United States.

a group of backpackers walk past a sign that says cottonwood creek

Assistant director of the Outdoor Rec Center terminated, community responds

June 19, 2020

In an email sent to the 2,500 person Outdoor Recreation Center Listserv on June 12, Linda Rosenkranz announced that she will not be returning to campus in the fall.

The virtual town hall featured messages and announcements from Diermeier, Wente and Kopstain, and then closed with a Q&A open to viewers. Screenshot taken from Vanderbilt's Youtube page. (Hustler Staff/Screenshot by Logan Cromeens)

Diermeier, Wente and Kopstain host “Next Steps for Return to Campus” virtual town hall

June 18, 2020

The town hall, held on the evening of June 17, covered a wide range of topics including the specifics of safety protocol, contingency plans as well as the collective responsibility of everyone still residing on and returning to campus.

Vanderbilt's Peabody Campus. (Former Hustler Multimedia/Emily Gonçalves)

What you need to know about Vanderbilt’s fall plan

June 16, 2020

Classes will begin Aug 24 and finish Nov. 20. The semester will conclude Dec. 13.

Vanderbilt on Saturday, August 18, 2018. (Former Hustler Multimedia/Claire Barnett)

VandySports’ Chris Lee reports in-person classes to begin Aug. 24

June 15, 2020

Further details regarding class sizes, schedules, social distancing measures and final examinations are not included in Lee's tweets.

Chancellor Emeritus Nicholas S. Zeppos (center) with Sarah and Ross Perot, recent donors of $8 million to Vanderbilt. (Vanderbilt University/Photographer Unknown)

Vanderbilt announces new Nicholas S. Zeppos Scholarship

June 7, 2020

The Sarah and Ross Perot Jr. Foundation announced an $8 million commitment to establish the Nicholas S. Zeppos Scholarship on Feb. 7 in a Vanderbilt Board of Trust meeting.

Vanderbilt’s website states that the university’s “ramp-up may lag the Nashville ramp-up and will be tailored to our own unique density, operations, and other considerations as a residential education institution.” (Former Hustler Staff/Lila Johnson)

Vanderbilt to transition into Phase 2 of its Return to Campus Plan on June 8

June 6, 2020

The second stage of the plan, which will allow on-campus research activities to operate at 50 percent, some staff to be recalled to support ramp-up efforts and gatherings of up to ten people, is set to begin on Monday, June 8.

This photo, from the change.org petition to hold Vanderbilt accountable for racial justice, was designed by rising junior Shivani Sharma, one of over thirty collaborators that developed the petition. This image was circulated with the petition, which was posted to change.org on June 3. (Screenshot from Hold Vanderbilt Accountable for Racial Justice petition on change.org/Jessica Barker)

Students and alumni create petitions calling for further action from Vanderbilt administration regarding racial justice

June 5, 2020

Petitions calling for Professor Emerita Virginia Abernethy’s title to be removed, Vanderbilt to be more accountable for racial justice were created by current and former Vanderbilt students in the past week.

Screenshot of Zoom call with incoming Chancellor Diermier on bottom, Veer Shah with Vanderbilt Zoom background in left top corner, and Bruce Evans in top right corner. Bruce and Diermeier are smiling

Incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier addresses Vanderbilt community via Zoom

June 3, 2020

The June 3 call, mediated by Student Body President Veer Shah and Board of Trust Chairman Bruce Evans, addressed Vanderbilt’s COVID-19 response and outlook for the future.

Commencement ceremony held on Alumni lawn. (Former Hustler Multimedia/Emily Gonçalves)

Class of 2020 reacts to the university’s announced dates for their commencement celebrations

May 29, 2020

The rescheduled in-person commencement will take place May 1-2, 2021—earlier than previously suggested by the university.

The Office of Active Citizenship and Service, located in Suite 109 of the Student Life Center, has coordinated volunteer opportunities with state and national nonprofits for students to volunteer.

Vanderbilt’s OACS envisions service opportunities for potential fall scenarios

May 26, 2020

As Nashville reopens, Vanderbilt’s Office of Active Citizenship and Service is coordinating with local organizations to evaluate potential service opportunities for the coming semester.