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Meet the committee behind Spring 2021’s four extra reading days

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The Ad Hoc Committee on Spring 2021 Wellness Days met twice before submitting a recommendation to the provost, but cancelling class was never within their power.
December 18, 2020
The Ad Hoc Committee on Spring 2021 Wellness Days met twice before submitting a recommendation to the provost, but cancelling class was never within their power.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center begins COVID-19 vaccinations

Steaban administers one of the first COVID-19 vaccines
Frontline workers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) received initial doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday.
December 18, 2020
Frontline workers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) received initial doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday.

Vanderbilt CSDI Poll indicates partisan divides regarding election results and COVID-19

Downtown Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday, January 20, 2018.  (Former Hustler Multimedia/Claire Barnett)
The Vanderbilt Poll, conducted from Nov. 18 through Dec. 8, showed differences between Republicans and Democrats in beliefs regarding the pandemic.
December 17, 2020
The Vanderbilt Poll, conducted from Nov. 18 through Dec. 8, showed differences between Republicans and Democrats in beliefs regarding the pandemic.

Administration announces updates to COVID-19 testing and quarantine protocol for Spring 2021

image of sign outside the testing center
A Dec. 15 email sent to students by administrators highlighted changes to the university’s COVID-19 testing protocol including the elimination of pre-arrival testing as well as quarantine and isolation policy revisions.
December 16, 2020
A Dec. 15 email sent to students by administrators highlighted changes to the university’s COVID-19 testing protocol including the elimination of pre-arrival testing as well as quarantine and isolation policy revisions.

Dr. Mark Denison speaks on COVID-19 treatment advancements

A screenshot of the event featuring Dr. Mark Denison taken during the event on Dec. 14, 2020. (Screenshot/Hustler Staff)
Denison discussed the emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and details regarding the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
December 15, 2020
Denison discussed the emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and details regarding the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

An inside look at Vanderbilt’s work with COVID-19 vaccine breakthroughs

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Phase 1 and Phase 3 testing demonstrate 94.5 percent efficacy for Moderna’s vaccine candidate.
December 10, 2020
Phase 1 and Phase 3 testing demonstrate 94.5 percent efficacy for Moderna’s vaccine candidate.

Barry, Bechtel, Bloom, Taylor and Vaughan to be inducted into VSC Hall of Fame

Vanderbilt's student center. (Hustler Multimedia)
The Class of 2020 will include four former Hustler staffers.
December 9, 2020
The Class of 2020 will include four former Hustler staffers.

Vanderbilt professor finds link between pesticides and honey bee survival

Stevenson 2 honeybee hive
Neonicotinoids, a certain type of pesticide, may cause honey bees to lose sleep, lowering hive survival rates.
December 6, 2020
Neonicotinoids, a certain type of pesticide, may cause honey bees to lose sleep, lowering hive survival rates.

Administration announces four additional reading days throughout Spring 2021 semester

Central library on Vanderbilt's campus. (Alex Venero/Hustler Multimedia)
Feb. 23-24 and April 7-8 will be added as reading days.
December 4, 2020
Feb. 23-24 and April 7-8 will be added as reading days.

VSG push for optional pass/fail grading meets resistance from administration

Alumni Hall
With the current pandemic, at least 1,173 petitioners have indicated interest for a pass or fail grading format to account for the circumstances of hybrid and online classes.
December 2, 2020
With the current pandemic, at least 1,173 petitioners have indicated interest for a pass or fail grading format to account for the circumstances of hybrid and online classes.

Colleagues remember esteemed Professor Emeritus of Nursing Kenneth A. Wallston

Professor Emeritus Ken Wallston
Wallston, renowned nursing psychology researcher and faculty member at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN), was 78.
November 27, 2020
Wallston, renowned nursing psychology researcher and faculty member at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN), was 78.

Jon Meacham speaks about contributions to Biden’s acceptance speech with U.S. Elections class on Nov. 10

Wilson Hall, photographed Oct. 25, 2020. (Hustler Multimedia/ Elle Choi)
MSNBC changes Meacham’s role from paid contributor to guest, per The New York Times.
November 22, 2020
MSNBC changes Meacham’s role from paid contributor to guest, per The New York Times.
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