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Mourning the death of dining worker Charles Poleate

Mourning the death of dining worker Charles Poleate

Sarah Friedman, Senior Writer

January 16, 2017

On Monday, Dec. 5, the Vanderbilt community suffered the loss of someone dear to many hearts: Charles Poleate, a dishwasher in Rand Dining Center. Charles was part of a program called Progress, Inc., which provides residential and employment support to intellectually and developmentally disabled ...

Vanderbilt commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 13–16

Vanderbilt commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 13–16

Caroline Bodnya

January 12, 2017

Established in 1985, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Series intends to celebrate the life and accomplishments of MLK by engaging the Vanderbilt community in city-wide events, community service activities and on-campus lectures. All activities center around the ideals of peace and social justice...

University phone lines to go down briefly on Jan. 15

University phone lines to go down briefly on Jan. 15

Sarah Friedman, Senior Writer

January 9, 2017

At 4 a.m. on Jan. 15, Vanderbilt IT will be upgrading the University’s telephone system, causing outages of all university phones for around 20 minutes. This outage is relevant to Vanderbilt students because the blue light security system will also go down during this time. The Vanderbilt Univer...

Government foreign aid agency discusses plans at Nashville Global Action Summit

Government foreign aid agency discusses plans at Nashville Global Action Summit

Caroline Bodnya

December 8, 2016

Business leaders, researchers, global agencies and non-governmental organization (NGO) directors gathered at Vanderbilt for the Nashville Global Action Summit, an annual invitation-only forum held Nov. 14–15 focused on discussing viewpoints on food, health and prosperity. Among its attendants was the Mi...

Reflecting on the Center for Student Well-Being’s first three months

Reflecting on the Center for Student Well-Being’s first three months

Caroline Bodnya

December 6, 2016

Tucked away across from the Student Health Center, steps away from Medical Center North and the Eskind Biomedical Library, lies the Center for Student Well-Being, now in its third month of operation after it first opened its doors to students Aug. 31. According to CSW director Rachel Eskridge, the center’s openin...

Vanderbilt’s Safe Spaces

Vanderbilt’s Safe Spaces

Amanda Nwaba

December 5, 2016

In part one of this three-part series surrounding safe spaces, students and faculty spoke to the controversy surrounding what a safe space is and why the spaces are important (or why they aren’t). In part two, the leaders and members of several safe spaces on Vanderbilt’s campus discuss the servi...

Love heals: Vanderbilt Episcopal Reverend Becca Stevens lands a CNN Hero Nomination

Love heals: Vanderbilt Episcopal Reverend Becca Stevens lands a CNN Hero Nomination

Izzy Ercan

December 1, 2016

Many students know it as the building with an “A Frame” shape, located between the Tri-Delta and Kappa Alpha Theta houses on Greek row. But for Rev. Becca Stevens, her “little A-Frame chapel” at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church has become her “loving home” over the past 20 years, where s...

Resolution to be brought to VSG Senate calls for sanctuary campus label

Resolution to be brought to VSG Senate calls for sanctuary campus label

Josh Hamburger

November 30, 2016

During Wednesday’s Vanderbilt Student Government Senate meeting, a resolution will be introduced to recommend that Vanderbilt designate itself a sanctuary campus. The meeting will be held in the Community Room of Central Library at 7 p.m. and is open to all students. The document is being proposed by junior Ham...

Vanderbilt political science professors discuss the election’s impact on students

Vanderbilt political science professors discuss the election’s impact on students

Alexa Bussmann, Content Development Director

November 30, 2016

Hundreds of students met in front of Central Library on Nov. 10 to protest the election of Donald Trump as president. Similar demonstrations have occurred on college campuses across the country. The Hustler talked with several professors from the Department of Political Science to discuss student reac...

Vanderbilt Relay for Life BonnaRelay recognized as number one national college Relay event per capita

Vanderbilt Relay for Life BonnaRelay recognized as number one national college Relay event per capita

Mary Eleanor Tezak

November 29, 2016

When junior Emily Hernandez and senior Noah Chakroun, co-presidents of Relay for Life, read the number $157,857.42 while standing on Peabody Lawn on Nov. 5, 2016, they “lost it,” Hernandez said. As co-presidents of Vanderbilt’s chapter of Relay for Life, they had spent months working toward the...

Chancellor Zeppos responds to sanctuary campus demands

Chancellor Zeppos responds to sanctuary campus demands

Sam Zern, Editor in Chief

November 28, 2016

Just a few days before Thanksgiving break, a group of students marched on Kirkland Hall, demanding Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos declare Vanderbilt a sanctuary campus and refuse to collaborate with immigration agencies the group says are a threat to Vanderbilt students who are not U.S. citizens. Earlier this...

Sanctuary campus demands: explained

Sanctuary campus demands: explained

Sarah Friedman, Senior Writer

November 28, 2016

On Nov. 16, Vanderbilt students held an impromptu sit-in in Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos’ office to deliver a list of demands requesting that Vanderbilt be named a “sanctuary campus,” which would protect Vanderbilt students who are not U.S. citizens from President-elect Donald Trump’s proposed c...

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