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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...

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...

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