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Vanderbilt and peer institutions file amicus brief opposing travel ban

Vanderbilt and peer institutions file amicus brief opposing travel ban

Sarah Friedman Josh Hamburger

February 13, 2017

Vanderbilt University and 16 other universities listed among U.S. News and World Report’s top 25 universities filed an amicus brief Feb. 13 opposing the executive order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” filed by President Donald J. Trump on Jan. 27. The brief ...

Five key takeaways from proposed updates to university policies and principles

Five key takeaways from proposed updates to university policies and principles

Sarah Friedman, Senior Writer

February 13, 2017

Last semester, Vanderbilt Student Government took on the task of updating the university’s Protest and Dissent Policy and Statement of Principles. After a monthly meeting with the chair of the faculty senate in October, VSG Speaker of the Senate Damonta Morgan and President Ariana Fowler decided that the policies needed to be revised to align with what...

Debunking the Honor Council

Debunking the Honor Council

Izzy Ercan

February 8, 2017

As its name suggests, the Undergraduate Honor Council is the organization on campus that is tasked with upholding and protecting the University’s honor code. But that is all many Vanderbilt students know about it. What does the 60-plus student member organization entirely comprised of upperclassmen real...

David Maraniss reflects on his journalism career

David Maraniss reflects on his journalism career

Alexa Bussmann, Content Development Director

February 7, 2017

“It’s in my blood,” David Maraniss said. For the Maraniss family, writing is a family affair. Maraniss’ grandfather was a newspaper printer in Brooklyn, New York, his father was an editor and journalist, and David Maraniss is an associate editor for the Washington Post, presidential biographe...

Vanderbilt Law Professor discusses time as a clerk for SCOTUS nominee

Vanderbilt Law Professor discusses time as a clerk for SCOTUS nominee

Josh Hamburger

February 6, 2017

Last Tuesday, President Donald Trump made his long awaited announcement of who he would nominate for the empty Supreme Court seat. He chose Neil Gorsuch, a judge who currently serves on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, in a decision that has drawn both praise and criticism. Timothy Meyer, a professor ...

What do you meme? A Q&A with “dank new rand memes” creator Phillip Goldberg

What do you meme? A Q&A with “dank new rand memes” creator Phillip Goldberg

Sam Zern, Editor in Chief

February 6, 2017

Dank new rand memes is a Facebook group that was started last semester by current junior Phillip Goldberg. The group posts user generated content, which consists of Vanderbilt related photos and memes. Vanderbilt Hustler: What inspired you to start the page? Phillip Goldberg: The Vanderbilt comm...

School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt student honored for cancer research

School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt student honored for cancer research

Alexa Bussmann, Content Development Director

February 1, 2017

While most high school seniors are slacking off during their last months of school, Anagha Ashokan has been researching cancer. Ashokan, a member of the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt, a four-year program which gives Nashville-area high school students the opportunity to participate in ...

Brightspace to replace Blackboard for 2017-18 academic year

Brightspace to replace Blackboard for 2017-18 academic year

Sarah Friedman, Senior Writer

January 31, 2017

Beginning in the 2017-18 academic year, the Blackboard course management system will be replaced by a new system called Brightspace. Brightspace is a more intuitive and modern program than Blackboard, and will be more optimized for smartphone and tablet use. Vanderbilt has been using Blackboard (previo...

Campus sustainability efforts stagnate without student support

Campus sustainability efforts stagnate without student support

Mary Eleanor Tezak

January 30, 2017

Sustainability initiatives on campus take a variety of forms, but the student body often lets them go unnoticed and unsupported. Senior Annie Carforo, the chair of Vanderbilt Student Government’s Residential and Environmental Affairs Committee, described a variety of ideas that need student support...

Vanderbilt senior Madelynne Myers crowned Miss Kentucky 2017

Vanderbilt senior Madelynne Myers crowned Miss Kentucky 2017

Sam Zern, Editor in Chief

January 30, 2017

When Madelynne Myers was in high school, her best friend told her that she would be absolutely awful at being in a pageant. Not one to back down from a challenge, Myers went home and signed up for her first pageant. Just a few years later, on Jan. 23, she was crowned Miss Kentucky USA 2017. “I was...

The Vanderbilt Hustler talks with Professor Carol Swain about colleges, what’s ahead

The Vanderbilt Hustler talks with Professor Carol Swain about colleges, what’s ahead

Josh Hamburger

January 26, 2017

Professor Carol Swain announced Monday that she would be retiring from Vanderbilt University at the end of the school year. The Vanderbilt Hustler spoke with her Wednesday about her decision, college campuses and what's next in her career. The responses below are excerpts from the interview. The Vanderbilt...

Vanderbilt launches mental health series, “GO THERE – Break the Silence, Break the Stigma”

Vanderbilt launches mental health series, “GO THERE – Break the Silence, Break the Stigma”

Caroline Bodnya

January 24, 2017

For Provost Susan R. Wente, the meaning of mental health and wellness from the university's standpoint means encouraging a culture of openness and honest discussion about mental health and wellbeing.   “Mental health and wellbeing to us means really having a healthier community that’s very transpar...

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