The Vanderbilt Hustler

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...

Were we ever really the happiest?

Were we ever really the happiest?

Maddie Brown

September 12, 2016

For two years in a row, Vanderbilt has been named the college with the happiest students by the Princeton Review. But last week, the new rankings placed Rice University in the number one spot. While financial aid and campus food are easy to measure, the idea of measuring happiness proves to be more subj...

Marijuana decriminalization bill advances in Nashville Metro Council

Marijuana decriminalization bill advances in Nashville Metro Council

Sam Zern, Editor in Chief

September 8, 2016

On Tuesday, the Nashville Metro Council voted for the second time to pass a proposed marijuana decriminalization bill. The bill, which the council will vote on for the third and last time Sept. 20, would reduce the current penalties for simple possession of marijuana. Under current state law, simple...

10 Questions with Jeremy Mani

10 Questions with Jeremy Mani

Sarah Friedman, Senior Writer

September 7, 2016

Junior Jeremy Mani is a double major in medicine, health and society and psychology, a double minor in Spanish and biology, a tour guide, a VUceptor, a volunteer at the Vanderbilt Medical Center’s Children’s Hospital and a member of a cappella group Harmonic Notion. The Hustler sat down with the...

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...

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