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John Geer responds to concern over his work consulting for the defense of tobacco companies

John Geer responds to concern over his work consulting for the defense of tobacco companies

Caitlin David, Deputy Campus Editor

September 26, 2019

A WPLN article published Sept. 10 brought to light Dean of the College of Arts and Science John Geer’s 15-year past of consulting for law firms that represent big tobacco companies. His work included testifying in court as a polling expert to give credence to the industry’s claims that Americans i...

VSG Academic Affairs Committee donates dozens of graduate school test prep guides

VSG Academic Affairs Committee donates dozens of graduate school test prep guides

Logan Cromeens

September 24, 2019

Thanks to the VSG Academic Affairs Committee, students this academic year can check out graduate school test prep books at the Career Center and Student Center for Social Justice and Identity.  “The committee began the program because the system of graduate admissions is currently economically ex...

Free Endangered Species condoms to be distributed Sept. 26 outside Rand

Free Endangered Species condoms to be distributed Sept. 26 outside Rand

Lila Johnson

September 22, 2019

Vanderbilt outdoors club WilSkills will be distributing free “Endangered Species Condoms” outside Rand on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The condoms feature illustrations of various endangered species and catchy slogans on their packaging, such as “Wrap with care, save the polar bear,...

IN PHOTOS: Fall for the Arts 2019

IN PHOTOS: Fall for the Arts 2019

Jenny Gao

September 22, 2019

Check out our photo coverage of the annual Fall for the Arts event

Vanderbilt rallies around ‘Next Steps’ Club Baseball player deemed ineligible for team membership under club sports governing body CollClubSports’ rules

Vanderbilt rallies around ‘Next Steps’ Club Baseball player deemed ineligible for team membership under club sports governing body CollClubSports’ rules

Katie Crawford

September 22, 2019

Correction: A previous version of this article included a headline that stated CollClubSports kicked Harrison off of the Club Baseball team. Rather, Harrison does not qualify for team membership due to his lack of a registrar-assigned Vanderbilt GPA, which is a requirement for players under the organization's rul...

IN PHOTOS: Nashville Climate Strike draws 250 participants including Vanderbilt SPEAR

IN PHOTOS: Nashville Climate Strike draws 250 participants including Vanderbilt SPEAR

Rachel Friedman and Sophia She

September 22, 2019

As part of the Global Climate Strike movement, students from Nashville participated in a Climate Strike Friday, Sept. 20. Among them were Vanderbilt’s Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Responsibility (SPEAR) members. The event, organized by the Sunrise Movement, garnered about 250 participa...

Flulapalooza to provide free flu shots for ninth year

Flulapalooza to provide free flu shots for ninth year

Grace Lee

September 22, 2019

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is hosting its 9th annual Flulapalooza on Wednesday, Sept. 25 to provide Vanderbilt faculty, staff, volunteers and students with free flu vaccinations. The event will run all day, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., between Light Hall and the VA hospital on the Medical Center campus....

OACS changes structure to increase faculty engagement

OACS changes structure to increase faculty engagement

Hoon Kim

September 20, 2019

In a move to increase faculty involvement in student service projects, OACS is now supervised by the Residential Colleges office under Associate Provost Vanessa Beasley as of July 1. Previously, OACS fell under the Dean of Students Office. Additionally, the office moved from its previous space in upst...

Cultivating the Seeds of Peace: Arun Gandhi speaks about the importance of personal peace in today’s world

Cultivating the Seeds of Peace: Arun Gandhi speaks about the importance of personal peace in today’s world

Immanual John Milton

September 19, 2019

Arun Gandhi, grandson of esteemed socio-political activist Mahatma Gandhi, spoke in the Wyatt Center Sept. 16.  Peabody College invited Gandhi to be a part of the Dean’s Diversity Lecture Series to give his talk, “Is Peace Possible in a Culture of Violence?”  that centers around promoting chan...

Chancellor Search Advisory Committee releases report detailing community feedback

Chancellor Search Advisory Committee releases report detailing community feedback

Drew Smith

September 19, 2019

Four months of community feedback on the Chancellor search were laid out in the Chancellor Search Advisory Committee’s report published Sept. 18. The committee received 1,677 responses from its survey of students, faculty, staff and alumni about what they would like to see in the next Chancellor, and ...

Peabody Lawn construction: what you need to know

Peabody Lawn construction: what you need to know

Brooke Gerber and Grace Lee

September 18, 2019

First-year students who make the daily trek from Commons to Main Campus have probably noticed the closed sidewalks, high fences and torn up ground taking over the spaces near Peabody Lawn. Signs note the construction’s purpose as a FutureVU initiative, but the massive mounds of dirt and heavy machin...

IN PHOTOS: Eid al-Adha 2019

IN PHOTOS: Eid al-Adha 2019

Jenny Gao

September 17, 2019

Check out our photo coverage of MSA’s Eid al-Adha