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VSG lays out goals and changes for the year

VSG lays out goals and changes for the year

Sarah Friedman, Senior Writer

August 31, 2016

Overall, Vanderbilt Student Government (VSG) hopes to achieve two goals this academic year: increasing transparency between administration and the student body, and focusing on transitioning VSG from a programming-heavy body to one that works with student groups to achieve their own goals, said VSG's...

Vanderbilt loses happiest school status

Vanderbilt loses happiest school status

Sarah Friedman, Senior Writer

August 29, 2016

After being named the college with the happiest students by Princeton Review two years in a row, Vanderbilt is now placed in the list’s second place spot. Rice University came in first place. The list, which was released Aug. 29, is based on students' answers to the survey question: "Overall, how happy are...

Welcome Home

Welcome Home

Josh Hamburger

August 23, 2016

The threat of rain couldn’t contain the excitement as Vanderbilt welcomed in the class of 2020 early Saturday morning. Instead, the yearly tradition went on without a hitch, running from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. with the help of hundreds of students, volunteers and staff alike. Outside of the residence halls, members of ...

See how Vanderbilt’s parking costs compare to other top universities

See how Vanderbilt’s parking costs compare to other top universities

Sarah Friedman, Senior Writer

August 22, 2016

This academic year, parking rates have increased to $600 for an annual pass, $120 more expensive than the 2015-16 rate. While students have shown discontent with this increased cost, parking at Vanderbilt is lower than the average of top universities. The increase was implemented to level the costs wi...

Panhellenic Task Force releases diversity and inclusion action plan

Panhellenic Task Force releases diversity and inclusion action plan

Josh Hamburger

April 29, 2016

The Panhellenic Diversity and Inclusion Task Force met with members of the Panhellenic Executive Board and Panhellenic Delegates from each chapter Wednesday night to present and finalize their Recommendations and Action Plan, targeting diversity and inclusion in the Panhellenic system going forward. The Task Force, comprised of representatives fro...

Special faculty senate meeting serves as forum for discussion on revisions to Greek Life Task Force report

Special faculty senate meeting serves as forum for discussion on revisions to Greek Life Task Force report

Josh Hamburger

April 29, 2016

Student leaders presented a set of revised recommendations about the future of Greek Life to members of the Faculty Senate and administrators this evening, in response to the Greek Life Task Force report released in January. The Faculty Senate’s Greek Life Task Force released a final report contai...

CNN’s go-to health expert: Dr. William Schaffner

CNN’s go-to health expert: Dr. William Schaffner

Ziyi Liu

April 27, 2016

When CNN needs a health expert’s input on the latest disease outbreak, they call Vanderbilt’s Dr. William Schaffner, an internist and infectious disease specialist who has been with Vanderbilt since he began his residency in June of 1962. Before coming to Vanderbilt, Dr. Schaffner worked with the...

Vanderbilt’s Vaccine Center fights Zika outbreak

Vanderbilt’s Vaccine Center fights Zika outbreak

Zoe Shancer, Senior Editor

February 17, 2016

At any one time, scientists in the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center are working on projects relating to 50 different target viruses. When an outbreak of a virus hits, the vaccine center researchers ramp up their efforts, as in the case of Ebola last year and Zika virus over the last few months. Zika has rece...

Meet Vanderbilt’s first chief diversity officer

Meet Vanderbilt’s first chief diversity officer

Zoe Shancer, Senior Editor

December 2, 2015

George C. Hill moved his things into his new office in Kirkland Hall yesterday for his first day as Vanderbilt’s first chief diversity officer (CDO). “I’m still trying to find where the restroom is in Kirkland,” Hill joked. “I almost walked into a closet.” Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos...

Bouncers, students and police talk Fake IDs

Bouncers, students and police talk Fake IDs

Amanda Nwaba

October 14, 2015

“One time, the bouncer at Tin just takes my friend’s ID and bends and snaps it and is just like, ‘leave,’” an anonymous student said. That’s the moment when one Vanderbilt student said she realized the bars around campus were becoming more strict. Many underage Vanderbilt students use...