The Vanderbilt Hustler

Vanderbilt poll finds stable approval numbers, Trump favored in election and COVID-19 polarization among Tennessee voters

Nashville from the hill of the Tennessee State Capitol building. (Former Hustler Multimedia/Emily Gonçalves)

Immanual John Milton, Editor in Chief

June 9, 2020

The university’s Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions conducted the statewide 10,000 person survey among registered Tennessee voters May 5-22.

Campus Dining set to end Rand walk-ins June 8

Rand Hall. (Hustler Multimedia/Hunter Long)

Logan Cromeens, Deputy News Editor

June 9, 2020

Per a June 1 Instagram announcement, Campus Dining said they will no longer offer walk-in services at Rand and will instead exclusively utilize online delivery services to those still on campus.

Vanderbilt announces new Nicholas S. Zeppos Scholarship

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

Adin McGurk, Staff Writer

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

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)

Thomas Hum, News Copy Editor

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.

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

This photo, from the 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 on June 3. (Screenshot from Hold Vanderbilt Accountable for Racial Justice petition on Barker)

Jessica M. Barker, News Editor

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.

Track the Cash: How Vanderbilt’s summer session tuition stacks up against peer institutions

The Office of the University Registrar serves to provide “timely, accurate, and efficient service, and is dedicated to ensuring the integrity, confidentiality, and security of Vanderbilt education records,” per its website.

Thomas Hum, News Copy Editor

June 4, 2020

The Hustler examines Vanderbilt’s summer session tuition and compares costs across public and private universities both in and out of state.

Incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier addresses Vanderbilt community via Zoom

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

Jessica M. Barker, Logan Cromeens, and Thomas Hum

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.

University, faculty and over 40 student groups provide statements of solidarity following the death of George Floyd

Asian American Student Association and Black Student Association joint statement, Vanderbilt Student Government statement and Association for Latin American Students statements pulled from Instagrams. Black text on white backgrounds with organization logos.

Jessica M. Barker, Thomas Hum, Immanual John Milton, and Avery Muir

June 3, 2020

The Vanderbilt community responds to the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN and ensuing protests in Nashville and across the country.

BREAKING: Reported car fire at the South Garage

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

Immanual John Milton, Editor in Chief

June 2, 2020

This article was last updated June 2 at 4:58 p.m. CDT

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

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

Emma Mattson, Copy Editor

May 29, 2020

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

Vanderbilt’s OACS envisions service opportunities for potential fall scenarios

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.

Robert Gottschalk, Staff Writer

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.

Vanderbilt to participate in SEC competition creating videos to thank essential workers

6FT Closer is working with SEC schools to make thank you videos for essential workers. (6FT Closer/Screenshot by Immanual John Milton)

Immanual John Milton, Editor in Chief

May 25, 2020

VSG helps coordinate ‘SEC Gratitude Challenge’ with the conference’s student governments. Challenge will take place from today until Friday.