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Brass statue wearing mask, photographed Sept. 3, 2020. (Hustler Multimedia/Truman McDaniel)

Vanderbilt announces twice-a-week mandatory testing, protocols for spring semester

The university will conduct arrival testing Jan. 20 to 24 and hold a ‘quiet’ period from Jan. 25 to Feb. 3.
Thomas Hum and Immanual John Milton January 8, 2021
The university will conduct arrival testing Jan. 20 to 24 and hold a ‘quiet’ period from Jan. 25 to Feb. 3.
The University Counseling Center (UCC)

Community reacts to Spring 2021 reading days on social media, university denies removing negative comments

Members of the Vanderbilt community took to social media to express their opinions about the newly announced in-class reading days for Spring 2021.
Rachael Perrotta, Staff Writer January 1, 2021
Members of the Vanderbilt community took to social media to express their opinions about the newly announced in-class reading days for Spring 2021.
Snowy weather visits Vanderbilt on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. (Hustler Multimedia/Claire Barnett)

Meet the Class of 2021’s Outstanding Seniors

The Hustler sat down with this year’s Outstanding Seniors to learn more about their four years at Vanderbilt.
Charlotte Mauger, Deputy News Editor December 28, 2020
The Hustler sat down with this year’s Outstanding Seniors to learn more about their four years at Vanderbilt.
Nashville explosion occurs on Christmas Day in 2020. (Metro Nashville Police Department)

Christmas Day explosion in downtown Nashville; ATF, FBI and MNPD investigating

The police say the explosion 'appears to have been an intentional act.' Downtown streets are being closed.
Jessica M. Barker and Immanual John Milton December 25, 2020
The police say the explosion 'appears to have been an intentional act.' Downtown streets are being closed.
Exterior of Oxford Barber Shop in black and white

VUMC shuts down Oxford Barber Shop after 60 years of operation

More than 1,400 supporters have petitioned against the closing of one of the oldest barber shops in Nashville to make space for a new patient care facility.
Ryder Li, Staff Writer December 24, 2020
More than 1,400 supporters have petitioned against the closing of one of the oldest barber shops in Nashville to make space for a new patient care facility.
Path on main campus

Cancellation of Spring Break impacts campus service organizations

Student organizations that utilize Spring Break for service opportunities persist in alternate forms despite COVID-19 cancellations.
Sophie Mize, Staff Writer December 21, 2020
Student organizations that utilize Spring Break for service opportunities persist in alternate forms despite COVID-19 cancellations.
Student walks outside of wilson hall

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

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.
Emma Mattson, Copy Editor 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.
Steaban administers one of the first COVID-19 vaccines

Vanderbilt University Medical Center begins COVID-19 vaccinations

Frontline workers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) received initial doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday.
Ryan Suddath, Staff Writer December 18, 2020
Frontline workers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) received initial doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday.
Downtown Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday, January 20, 2018.  (Former Hustler Multimedia/Claire Barnett)

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

The Vanderbilt Poll, conducted from Nov. 18 through Dec. 8, showed differences between Republicans and Democrats in beliefs regarding the pandemic.
Annabelle Abbott, Staff Writer December 17, 2020
The Vanderbilt Poll, conducted from Nov. 18 through Dec. 8, showed differences between Republicans and Democrats in beliefs regarding the pandemic.
image of sign outside the testing center

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

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.
Thomas Hum and Immanual John Milton 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.
A screenshot of the event featuring Dr. Mark Denison taken during the event on Dec. 14, 2020. (Screenshot/Hustler Staff)

Dr. Mark Denison speaks on COVID-19 treatment advancements

Denison discussed the emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and details regarding the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
Stanley Zhao, Staff Writer December 15, 2020
Denison discussed the emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and details regarding the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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

Phase 1 and Phase 3 testing demonstrate 94.5 percent efficacy for Moderna’s vaccine candidate.
Ryan Suddath, Staff Writer December 10, 2020
Phase 1 and Phase 3 testing demonstrate 94.5 percent efficacy for Moderna’s vaccine candidate.
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