The Vanderbilt Hustler

Participation in Greek life on campus hits twenty year low in 2019

Participation in Greek life on campus hits twenty year low in 2019

Caitlin David and Zoe Light

October 2, 2019

The percentage of undergraduate women involved in Panhellenic sororities on campus has decreased significantly, from 55.9 percent in 2013 to 42.6 percent in 2019. Director of Greek Life Kristin Torrey said in an email to The Hustler that the percentage of undergraduate students in Greek Life at Vanderbilt r...

VSG and Campus dining collaborate to launch meal swipe donation program to combat food insecurity on campus

VSG and Campus dining collaborate to launch meal swipe donation program to combat food insecurity on campus

Katelyn Pramberger

October 1, 2019

Following student-led conversations on campus, VSG and Campus Dining worked to begin a food donation program where students can donate their extra meal swipes to other students through the GET app. Students who want to receive donated meals can apply to receive up to five meals per week through the Camp...

How prepared is Vanderbilt for an active shooter threat?

How prepared is Vanderbilt for an active shooter threat?

Thomas Hum

September 30, 2019

According to Gun Violence Archive, a non-profit organization that aims to provide accurate statistics on gun violence in America, 337 mass shootings took place in 2018 in the U.S. As a result, “run, hide, fight” informational material and training designed to teach civilians how to react in the e...

WAVE Council town hall provides progress report on current and future initiatives to support women on campus

WAVE Council town hall provides progress report on current and future initiatives to support women on campus

Nathaniel Day

September 29, 2019

The Provost’s Women AdVancement and Equity (WAVE) Council held a town hall in Central Library Sept. 25. to share information about the Council’s purpose on campus. WAVE was formed in 2018 by Provost and Interim Chancellor Susan Wente and was initially known as the Provost’s Steering Committee f...

IN PHOTOS: Garba 2019

IN PHOTOS: Garba 2019

Emily Gonçalves, Multimedia Director

September 29, 2019

SACE and Vandy Raas present the annual Garba celebration

Village at Vanderbilt to be included in on-campus housing lottery this spring

Village at Vanderbilt to be included in on-campus housing lottery this spring

Sophie Ashley

September 29, 2019

In response to a housing shortage of around 1300 beds, the Office of Housing and Residential Education will be leasing parts of the Village at Vanderbilt apartments for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years. Wesley Place Apartments will not be included in on-campus housing as Res Ed had originall...

John Geer responds to concern over his work consulting for the defense of tobacco companies

John Geer responds to concern over his work consulting for the defense of tobacco companies

Caitlin David, Deputy Campus Editor

September 26, 2019

A WPLN article published Sept. 10 brought to light Dean of the College of Arts and Science John Geer’s 15-year past of consulting for law firms that represent big tobacco companies. His work included testifying in court as a polling expert to give credence to the industry’s claims that Americans i...

VSG Academic Affairs Committee donates dozens of graduate school test prep guides

VSG Academic Affairs Committee donates dozens of graduate school test prep guides

Logan Cromeens

September 24, 2019

Thanks to the VSG Academic Affairs Committee, students this academic year can check out graduate school test prep books at the Career Center and Student Center for Social Justice and Identity.  “The committee began the program because the system of graduate admissions is currently economically ex...

Free Endangered Species condoms to be distributed Sept. 26 outside Rand

Free Endangered Species condoms to be distributed Sept. 26 outside Rand

Lila Johnson

September 22, 2019

Vanderbilt outdoors club WilSkills will be distributing free “Endangered Species Condoms” outside Rand on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The condoms feature illustrations of various endangered species and catchy slogans on their packaging, such as “Wrap with care, save the polar bear,...

IN PHOTOS: Fall for the Arts 2019

IN PHOTOS: Fall for the Arts 2019

Jenny Gao

September 22, 2019

Check out our photo coverage of the annual Fall for the Arts event

Vanderbilt rallies around ‘Next Steps’ Club Baseball player deemed ineligible for team membership under club sports governing body CollClubSports’ rules

Vanderbilt rallies around ‘Next Steps’ Club Baseball player deemed ineligible for team membership under club sports governing body CollClubSports’ rules

Katie Crawford

September 22, 2019

Correction: A previous version of this article included a headline that stated CollClubSports kicked Harrison off of the Club Baseball team. Rather, Harrison does not qualify for team membership due to his lack of a registrar-assigned Vanderbilt GPA, which is a requirement for players under the organization's rul...

IN PHOTOS: Nashville Climate Strike draws 250 participants including Vanderbilt SPEAR

IN PHOTOS: Nashville Climate Strike draws 250 participants including Vanderbilt SPEAR

Rachel Friedman and Sophia She

September 22, 2019

As part of the Global Climate Strike movement, students from Nashville participated in a Climate Strike Friday, Sept. 20. Among them were Vanderbilt’s Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Responsibility (SPEAR) members. The event, organized by the Sunrise Movement, garnered about 250 participa...