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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...

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 ...

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