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Q&A: Newly-appointed Wake Forest President Susan Wente reflects on her Vanderbilt years

Wente discussed Vanderbilt’s draw, the role of student activism and journalism on campus and what she hopes to accomplish as Wake Forest’s first female president.
Immanual John Milton and Charlotte Mauger February 6, 2021
Wente discussed Vanderbilt’s draw, the role of student activism and journalism on campus and what she hopes to accomplish as Wake Forest’s first female president.
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No students in the class of 2023 selected as Ingram Scholars in the most recent applicant pool

The Ingram Scholars Program unusually denied all rising-sophomore applicants admission during the last application cycle.
Rachael Perrotta, Staff Writer February 6, 2021
The Ingram Scholars Program unusually denied all rising-sophomore applicants admission during the last application cycle.
A television is seen damaged after being transported across campus during the Flip. (Photo Courtesy Kevin West)

First-years share mixed reactions following ‘The Flip’

Returning first-years “flip” across campus to reduce dorm density and provide every student the “Commons experience.”
Zoe Abel, Staff Writer February 5, 2021
Returning first-years “flip” across campus to reduce dorm density and provide every student the “Commons experience.”
Kirkland Hall through a fall tree, photographed on October 12, 2020. (Hustler Multimedia/Emery Little)

COVID-19 testing app ‘Safer Community’ now available

Command Center Testing Team announces adoption of app that will expedite testing process.
Avery Muir, Managing Editor February 3, 2021
Command Center Testing Team announces adoption of app that will expedite testing process.
Title page of the 1776 Report. Screenshot captured on Jan. 31, 2021. (Screenshot/Jessica M. Barker)

Former Vanderbilt political science and law professor Carol Swain serves as Vice Chair for 1776 Commission

Swain served on the Commission which sought to “better enable a rising generation to understand the history and principles of the founding of the United States.”
Henry Ridley January 31, 2021
Swain served on the Commission which sought to “better enable a rising generation to understand the history and principles of the founding of the United States.”
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New federal execution method supported by Vanderbilt professor expert testimony from 2017

The Bureau of Prisons consulted Dr. Lindsley for his expert opinion on pentobarbital sodium as a humane means of execution.
Charlotte Mauger, Deputy News Editor January 31, 2021
The Bureau of Prisons consulted Dr. Lindsley for his expert opinion on pentobarbital sodium as a humane means of execution.
Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan Wente and Dean of the Commons Melissa Gresalfi walk with new students during Founders Walk on Sunday on Aug. 8, 2019. (Hustler Multimedia/Hunter Long)

Provost Susan R. Wente appointed as Wake Forest’s 14th President

Wente served the Vanderbilt community for almost two decades as professor, provost and vice chancellor and interim chancellor. She starts at Wake Forest on July 1, 2021.
Immanual John Milton and Avery Muir January 31, 2021
Wente served the Vanderbilt community for almost two decades as professor, provost and vice chancellor and interim chancellor. She starts at Wake Forest on July 1, 2021.
The Vanderbilt Engineering and Science Building as photographed on Nov. 5, 2020. (Vanderbilt Multimedia/Anjali Chanda)

Data science minor to be offered beginning Fall 2021

Vanderbilt has announced a new cross-school undergraduate minor launching in Fall 2021.
Rachael Perrotta, Staff Writer January 29, 2021
Vanderbilt has announced a new cross-school undergraduate minor launching in Fall 2021.
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Administration extends pass/fail grading deadline to April 1 for all undergraduate students

In the past, the deadline was at the end of the second week of classes, although no such option was available during the Fall 2020 semester.
Jonathan Liu, Deputy News Editor January 26, 2021
In the past, the deadline was at the end of the second week of classes, although no such option was available during the Fall 2020 semester.
Dores Divest, a student group advocating for divestment from fossil fuels, sent an email to part of the student body impersonating the chancellor on Jan. 25, 2021. Screenshot taken of email. (Hustler Staff/Immanual John Milton)

Dores Divest impersonates chancellor’s email, calls for divestment from fossil fuels

The email included a video message from actor Brian Baumgartner, who plays The Office’s Kevin Malone, as well as links to their petition for divestment and calls to join the organization to help plan a campus-wide disruption on Feb. 23.
The email included a video message from actor Brian Baumgartner, who plays The Office’s Kevin Malone, as well as links to their petition for divestment and calls to join the organization to help plan a campus-wide disruption on Feb. 23.
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New Brightspace course provides LSAT resources and application advice for pre-law students

The course, launched by NBLSA and VSG last fall, has more than 350 students currently enrolled.
Emma Mattson, Copy Editor January 24, 2021
The course, launched by NBLSA and VSG last fall, has more than 350 students currently enrolled.
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Cluster of positive cases sends 100 students to quarantine, per Bandas email

An email was sent to all undergraduate students stressing the importance of shelter in place protocols and the Commodore Care period following a recent outbreak of cases linked to two student organizations.
Charlotte Mauger and Jonathan Liu January 23, 2021
An email was sent to all undergraduate students stressing the importance of shelter in place protocols and the Commodore Care period following a recent outbreak of cases linked to two student organizations.
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