The Vanderbilt Hustler

Trees on campus, as photographed on Nov. 5, 2021

2021 in review: change as a constant

Jessica M. Barker and Rachael Perrotta December 31, 2021
Before 2022 gets into full swing, The Hustler takes a look at some of 2021’s most notable headlines.
trees nearly covering the baseball field billboard with a covid-19 message on it

BREAKING: Spring 2022 semester postponed and extended, COVID-19 protocols updated

Charlotte Mauger, Managing Editor December 30, 2021
Undergraduate students are now expected to return to campus a week later, and all students who have not received boosters will participate in weekly asymptomatic testing.
A student wears a mask while walking across campus with a peer. (Hustler Multimedia/Hallie Williams)

Breakthrough Asian American life expectancy research conducted by Vanderbilt doctoral student

Ekta Anand, Staff Writer December 22, 2021
Darwin Baluran found significant differences in life expectancy based on region and nationality within Asian American groups.
An aerial view of the Tennessee State Capitol and Kirkland Hall at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

Vanderbilt poll finds partisan disagreement on vaccines, elected officials, abortion

Matthew Shipley, Staff Writer December 22, 2021
The statewide poll of 1,002 registered Tennessee voters directed by the Vanderbilt Center for Democratic Institutions gives a landscape of public opinion in the state.
Booster shot appointment check-in in Light Hall,

UPDATED: Students without COVID-19 booster shot to be tested routinely in Spring 2022

Rachael Perrotta, News Editor December 20, 2021
More details regarding the enhanced testing protocol will be announced in early January, but will be contingent upon a student’s booster status.
Pulse of Democracy flyer

Vanderbilt LAPOP Lab releases 2021 AmericasBarometer survey results

Ryder Li, Staff Writer December 18, 2021
The 2021 AmericasBarometer survey shows that support for democracy across the Americas has not recovered to the levels reported a decade ago.
Maya Nachega holding her acceptance letter

UPDATED: ‘Pure joy’: 24.1% of early decision I applicants admitted to Class of 2026

Rachael Perrotta, News Editor December 16, 2021
Out of approximately 2,700 applicants, around 650 students were admitted via early decision I on Dec. 15 at 5 p.m. CST, while some applicants were deferred to the regular decision pool for the first time in Vanderbilt's history.
the thrift store in Room 307c in Sarratt Student Center

VSG opens permanent, free thrift shop in Sarratt Student Center

Zach Joseph, Staff Writer December 13, 2021
Members of the Vanderbilt community can take clothing as needed for free.
MHS 3890: Covid and Society class talking with guest speakers during class

A look into Vanderbilt’s Covid and Society course

Brina Ratangee and Alexa Sullivan December 11, 2021
MHS 3890-01: Covid and Society hosted numerous world-renowned guest speakers over the Fall 2021 semester to engage students in the past, present and future effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Student seek shelter following tornado warning in the basement of Branscomb Quadrangle

BREAKING: Students seek shelter following campus-wide tornado warning

Charlotte Mauger, Managing Editor December 11, 2021
At approximately 3:55 a.m. CST students were able to return to their rooms after seeking shelter following a tornado warning.
the Ben Schulman Center for Jewish Life

Student Discrimination policy changes following increased discrimination nationwide

Rachael Perrotta, News Editor December 10, 2021
The Nov. 15 update to the policy allows sanctions to be given even if the reported discriminatory act does not directly violate university policy.
2022-23 Walter Wattles Fellowship recipients (left to right) Mackenzie Moore, Sinclair Seeligson and Sarah Crosby

2022-23 Walter Wattles Fellowship recipients announced

Mae Monette, Staff Writer December 9, 2021
The incoming fellows will work for one year in the London insurance market through Lloyd’s of London.
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