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Andrew Maraniss reflects on his journey to “Strong Inside”

Andrew Maraniss reflects on his journey to “Strong Inside”

Alexa Bussmann, Content Development Director

September 26, 2016

One international student chose to attend Vanderbilt after reading "Strong Inside," the story of Perry Wallace, a Vanderbilt alum and the first African American basketball player in the SEC. At a welcome reception for international students several weeks ago, author Andrew Maraniss spoke with a young man from Ch...

Lambda celebrates bisexuality “mini week”

Lambda celebrates bisexuality “mini week”

Sam Zern, Editor in Chief

September 22, 2016

In honor of Celebrate Bisexuality Day coming up on Sept. 23, the Vanderbilt Lambda Association hosted a mini week of events surrounding the identity and related stigma. According to Lambda president Mac Ploetz, the week was aimed at educating the Vanderbilt community on an identity that many label the...

Directors of social justice centers have a jam-packed year in store

Directors of social justice centers have a jam-packed year in store

Alejandro Monzon

September 22, 2016

It’s no secret that social justice is a common theme on Vanderbilt’s campus this year. The Hustler sat down with a few of the directors of the offices included in the Social Justice and Identity cluster to discuss their recent accomplishments and plans for the coming year. The Black Cultural Ce...

New Senior Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education reforms College of Arts and Science undergraduate deans office

New Senior Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education reforms College of Arts and Science undergraduate deans office

Hannah Geerlings

September 21, 2016

This fall, the College of Arts and Science welcomes Dr. André Christie-Mizell as its new Senior Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education. Among the first of his major tasks was to oversee the move of the undergraduate deans office from Kirkland Hall, which houses the bulk of the school’s adm...

10 Questions with Kathryn Speckels

10 Questions with Kathryn Speckels

Hannah Geerlings

September 20, 2016

Meet Kathryn Speckles, or “K-Specks” as she’s known to many on campus, though the spellings of her nickname can vary. You may have seen her rap at Spotlight as a part of Vandy Spoken Word, but she can also be found singing in Voce A Cappella, interviewing applicants for the McGill Project as co-Vi...

Amid panic about Alabama oil pipeline burst, TN is in the clear

Amid panic about Alabama oil pipeline burst, TN is in the clear

Alejandro Monzon

September 20, 2016

Amid panic and fear of a gas shortage after the burst and closure of a major southeastern gas pipeline in Alabama, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) claims that Tennessee is not experiencing shortages. Throughout the Nashville area, residents have shown up in droves to purchase gas,...

Greek Member Experience updates: explained

Greek Member Experience updates: explained

Anna Butrico

September 19, 2016

Last year’s Greek Member Experience (GME) pilot program is no longer optional, now bearing serious consequences if it is not completed. If 80 percent of each fraternity and sorority does not complete the program’s requirements, they will be suspended from having social events. The GME program had ...

10 Questions with Sasha Pines

10 Questions with Sasha Pines

Josh Hamburger

September 16, 2016

Meet Sasha Pines, a junior hailing from San Diego, California who wants to change the climate of women pursuing business at Vanderbilt. The Hustler sat down with the aspiring entrepreneur to talk about her mentoring tips, what motivates her, and her hope for all girls at Vandy. The Hustler: Why did you...

Peabody Bridges provides underrepresented students in Peabody with resources

Peabody Bridges provides underrepresented students in Peabody with resources

Sam Zern, Editor in Chief

September 15, 2016

When Peabody Bridges vice president Bridgette Brown first arrived on Vanderbilt’s campus as a student in the Peabody College, she quickly felt as if she were out of place in her classes. “Vanderbilt University is a predominantly white institution, and it houses many wealthy students,” Brown...

The Hustler chats with General Glenn Walters, second ranking officer in Marine Corps

The Hustler chats with General Glenn Walters, second ranking officer in Marine Corps

Nathan Kiker

September 13, 2016

On Saturday, General Glenn M. Walters, the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, took time away from his official obligations at the seventh annual Marine Week in Nashville to sit down with the Vanderbilt Hustler. General Walters was on hand at the annual event to preside over the week’s festivities,...

Vanderbilt remains at 15 in 2017 U.S. News rankings

Vanderbilt remains at 15 in 2017 U.S. News rankings

Sarah Friedman, Senior Writer

September 12, 2016

Vanderbilt held on to its number 15 spot in the U.S. News and World Report rankings, released Sept. 12. Rice University and University of Notre Dame moved up to the 15 spot from number 18 last year. Cornell University also remained in the 15 spot from the previous list, creating a 4-way tie for the...