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VSG task force to be established to rename campus buildings with slave-owner origins

Bailey McCallister and Alexa Sullivan January 15, 2022

Vanderbilt Student Government (VSG) is in the process of forming a committee that will encourage the university to rename campus buildings that have slave-owner ties.  This committee will focus on...

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Pfizer to offer fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose

Sally Johnson, News Copy Editor January 14, 2022

On Jan. 10, Pfizer announced that it has begun manufacturing a fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose specifically targeting the omicron variant, as well as the virus’s other variants, such as delta. As of publication,...

the student health center

Knoxville Planned Parenthood Center intentionally burned down amid rising legislative restrictions on abortion

Duaa Faquih and Brina Ratangee January 14, 2022
Women seeking abortions will be able to be blocked by the men who impregnated them if Tennessee Senate Bill 0494 is passed by the state legislature during the session that began on Jan. 11.
“Anchor Down, Step Up” COVID-19 response billboard at Hawkins Field, as photographed Aug. 27, 2020. (Hustler Multimedia/Alex Venero)

Coalition of Nashville leaders publish COVID-19 Response Report, first of its kind

Aaditi Lele, Deputy News Editor January 13, 2022

In November 2021, NashvilleHealth, a healthcare nonprofit founded by Senator Bill Frist, and its partners published a first-of-its-kind review of the city’s ongoing COVID-19 response. The report, titled...

Alumni Hall

Town Hall addresses Spring 2022 COVID-19 policies, Campus Dining and student support services

Brina Ratangee, Staff Writer January 12, 2022

On Jan. 11, Vanderbilt hosted a virtual Undergraduate Students and Families Town Hall to share updates regarding Campus Dining, COVID-19 protocols and student support services for the Spring 2022 semester.  Director...

Street signage for the Vanderbilt Office of Undergraduate Admissions, and The Commons, as photographed Nov. 17, 2021. (Hustler Multimedia/Hallie Williams)

Vanderbilt among 16 top universities sued for allegedly colluding to limit financial aid

Aaditi Lele and Katherine Oung January 10, 2022

A class action lawsuit filed on Jan. 9 accuses 16 major U.S. universities, including Vanderbilt, of illegally colluding to limit student financial aid. The suit was filed in the Northern District of Illinois...

A lawn sign campus encouraging students to mask up

Students criticize Spring 2022 COVID-19 protocol changes

Laila Thomas, Staff Writer January 9, 2022
Many of the policies have faced backlash and sent Vanderbilt students looking for answers.
Stambaugh House

VSG passes resolution to create First-Year Leadership Forum

Claire Cho, Staff Writer January 9, 2022
The new Spring 2022 leadership forum will create leadership opportunities and connections for first-years.
Kirkland Hall

Michael Eric Dyson slated to teach this spring amid questions about past sexual harassment allegations

Rachael Perrotta, News Editor January 8, 2022
A Georgetown investigation of Dyson’s behavior preceded Vanderbilt's Sept. 28, 2021, announcement regarding his hire.
Zeppos tower with folliage around it

Changes announced for 2022-23 housing process

Rachael Perrotta, News Editor January 7, 2022
The 2022-23 Housing Process was released on Jan. 7 and includes altered residential college and off-campus housing lotteries, additional residence halls and increased housing costs.
Snow seen accumulating on Vanderbilt’s main campus on Jan. 6, 2022

Campus updates: Commodore Card outage and snow

Brina Ratangee, Staff Writer January 6, 2022
A Commodore Card outage on Jan. 5 left students locked out of their dorms and unable to purchase food amid the looming Jan. 6 Winter Storm Warning in the Nashville area.
Highland Quadrangle

Sophomore Ruth Aklilu passes away

Duaa Faquih, Staff Writer January 6, 2022
Ruth Aklilu was a student in the College of Arts and Science, heavily involved in campus life and remembered by her peers for her passion and selflessness.
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