The Vanderbilt Hustler

John Cooper leads in Nashville mayoral election, requiring Sept. 12 run-off vote

John Cooper leads in Nashville mayoral election, requiring Sept. 12 run-off vote

Eva Durchholz, Campus Editor

August 2, 2019

After Metro Council At-Large Member John Cooper won 35 percent of the Aug. 1 vote for Nashville’s new mayor, a run-off vote was scheduled for Sept. 12 so that a candidate may get the required majority vote required by Tennessee state law to elect a mayor. Incumbent Nashville Mayor David Briley came ...

Gov. Lee reverses position on proclamation honoring KKK leader Nathan Bedford Forrest

Gov. Lee reverses position on proclamation honoring KKK leader Nathan Bedford Forrest

Eva Durchholz, Campus Editor

July 15, 2019

Last week, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed a proclamation declaring July 13 Nathan Bedford Forrest Day, dedicating the day to the former Confederate general and first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. However, following intense local and national outrage, Lee reversed his previous position on Monday and stated t...

#MeTooSTEM founder leaves Vanderbilt

#MeTooSTEM founder leaves Vanderbilt

Sam Zern, Managing Editor

July 12, 2019

Following months of a public fight for tenure, Dr. BethAnn McLaughlin left Vanderbilt on July 8.  The pharmacology and neurology professor, who rose to prominence for her role in founding the #MeTooSTEM nonprofit, alleged earlier this year that her tenure had been denied following in retaliation for...

Tower 3 implosion scheduled for July 27

Tower 3 implosion scheduled for July 27

Rachel Friedman, Editor in Chief

June 25, 2019

The university announced that they will be imploding Carmichael West Tower 3 Saturday, July 27 at 9 a.m. CST. Tower 4 will be coming down later this summer through mechanical demolition, according to the press release. Layton Construction LLC, the company conducting the current construction on campus...

Mayor Briley calls for end to scooter pilot program

Mayor Briley calls for end to scooter pilot program

Sam Zern, Managing Editor

June 21, 2019

Following the death of a local man, the mayor recommends city council remove scooters

Churchwell named interim Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Churchwell named interim Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Rachel Friedman, Editor-in-Chief

June 15, 2019

André L. Churchwell has been named interim Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, according to a June 14 press release. Churchwell is currently Chief Diversity Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Senior Associate Dean for Diversity Affairs in the School of Medicine. He will maint...

Vanderbilt Poll statewide results show growing party-line support for politicians alongside bipartisan support for other issues

Vanderbilt Poll statewide results show growing party-line support for politicians alongside bipartisan support for other issues

Rachel Friedman, Editor-in-Chief

June 6, 2019

The statewide results for the most recent Vanderbilt University Poll were released June 6, showing increasing levels of partisanship among Tennessean voters’ support for politicians. Since 2011, the non-partisan poll has surveyed public opinion in the state of Tennessee and the city of Nashville. P...

Second-year in College of Arts & Science passes away

Second-year in College of Arts & Science passes away

June 4, 2019

Imani Lee Edwards passed away May 30, according to a June 4 email from Dean of Students Mark Bandas to the Vanderbilt community. The details surrounding her death were not included. Lee Edwards was involved in Vanderbilt Student Volunteers for Science, Scientific Immersion and Mentorship and the Vanderbilt...

Faculty Senate Student Life Committee votes unanimously to support VSG proposal to create ‘community learning repository’

Faculty Senate Student Life Committee votes unanimously to support VSG proposal to create ‘community learning repository’

Rachel Friedman, Editor-in-Chief

May 26, 2019

The Faculty Senate Student Life committee voted to support a Vanderbilt Student Government (VSG) proposal to form a Community Learning Repository that would contain study materials, old problem sets and previous exams accessible to all students. The Faculty Senate discussed the VSG proposal to form the repository at a meeting in April. Spea...

Tour Guides choose to forego compensation, remain student organization

Tour Guides choose to forego compensation, remain student organization

Sam Zern, Managing Editor

May 13, 2019

Following a protest, petition and weeks of conversations with administrators, Vanderbilt Tour Guides decided not to pursue an employment option with the university that would have resulted in financial compensation for guides. Instead, the group will remain a student organization. “Though we are remaining ...

Robinson replaces Thomas-Hunt as head of Office for Inclusive Excellence

Robinson replaces Thomas-Hunt as head of Office for Inclusive Excellence

Rachel Friedman, Campus Editor

May 9, 2019

William Robinson, current Associate Dean for Academic Success in the School of Engineering, will replace Vice Provost of Strategic Initiatives Melissa Thomas-Hunt who leads the Office for Inclusive Excellence. Robinson officially assumes the role June 1, who is currently a professor of electrical...

Vanderbilt professor’s book talk disrupted by white nationalists

Vanderbilt professor’s book talk disrupted by white nationalists

Sam Zern, Editor in Chief

April 28, 2019

Dr. Jonathan Metzel was discussing his book, Dying of Whiteness, when a group of white nationalists overran the Politics and Prose Bookstore