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Gov. Lee’s Medicaid block grant bill, explained

Gov. Lee’s Medicaid block grant bill, explained

Immanual John Milton and Logan Cromeens

October 13, 2019

On Sept. 17, the Tennessee legislature proposed a bill that would change the healthcare system of nearly 1.4 million enrollees of TennCare, the state’s health insurance program for low-income individuals. The major change within the plan is to transform TennCare from its current match grant structu...

VSG passes resolutions to recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day and Hispanic Heritage Month on campus

VSG passes resolutions to recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day and Hispanic Heritage Month on campus

Corinne Cunillera

October 13, 2019

Hispanic Heritage Month Bill A bill proposed by the Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) passed in the VSG Senate on its first assembly Sept. 25, resolving that Hispanic Heritage Month will be recognized by VSG going forward. This recognition further entails that VSG will call upon the st...

Study abroad classes no longer count toward Vanderbilt GPA

Study abroad classes no longer count toward Vanderbilt GPA

Will Fritzler, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

Correction: A previous version of this article stated that Maymesters will not count towards Vanderbilt GPA. Maymester grades will count towards Vanderbilt GPA.  A policy change initiated this fall by the Office of the Provost and implemented by the Global Education Office (GEO) will fundamentally alter ...

Center for Latin American Studies holds film festival through Nov.

Center for Latin American Studies holds film festival through Nov.

Alex Brooks

October 11, 2019

The Center for Latin American Studies is holding its third annual Latin American Film Festival this fall on Commons, with the theme “Bodies in Motion.” The festival, organized by Center for Latin American Studies professor Chalene Helmuth and Assistant Director Nicolette Kostiw, began in Sept. and will...

First-year housing selection transitions to fully university-matched system

First-year housing selection transitions to fully university-matched system

Sam Zern, Managing Editor

October 11, 2019

The incoming class of 2024 will no longer have the option to select their own first year roommates

IN PHOTOS: Sabor Latino 2019

IN PHOTOS: Sabor Latino 2019

Emily Gonçalves, Multimedia Director

October 10, 2019

ALAS celebrates Latin culture at Sabor Latino

Vanderbilt’s WIB welcomes back tech maven Emily White (’00)

Vanderbilt’s WIB welcomes back tech maven Emily White (’00)

Sophia Rogers

October 8, 2019

It’s the resume of your dreams: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat. Emily White has spent the last two decades helping to build some of the most influential and distinguished companies in the world. A proud Vanderbilt alumni, she received her B.A. in Art History in 2000 and will be returning this...

Peabody hosts environmental justice expert Dr. Robert Bullard for Dean’s Diversity Series lecture

Peabody hosts environmental justice expert Dr. Robert Bullard for Dean’s Diversity Series lecture

Adin McGurk, Staff Writer

October 6, 2019

The Peabody Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion hosted Dr. Robert Bullard on Monday for a one hour discussion of climate and environmental justice. The event was the latest edition of this year’s Dean’s Diversity Lecture Series.  Bullard is the author of 18 books on topics including environmental racism and...

Q&A with Dr. Manny Sethi, VUMC surgeon running for U.S. Senate

Q&A with Dr. Manny Sethi, VUMC surgeon running for U.S. Senate

Will Fritzler, Staff Writer

October 6, 2019

Tennessee's most high-profile election in 2020 will include a familiar face in the Vanderbilt community. Dr. Manny Sethi, an orthopedic trauma surgeon at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, is running in 2020 for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by three-term Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander. Ha...

Vanderbilt marketing research shows how our peers influence our food choices

Vanderbilt marketing research shows how our peers influence our food choices

Lila Johnson and Anika Park

October 6, 2019

You walk into Jeni’s Ice Creams with your roommate prepared to order a double scoop of chocolate ice cream—but then your roommate settles with a single scoop of strawberry. Next thing you know, you’re at the cash register holding a single scoop of chocolate instead of the double scoop you initiall...

Vanderbilt ranks number seven in this year’s U.S. News ‘Best Value’ listings

Vanderbilt ranks number seven in this year’s U.S. News ‘Best Value’ listings

Hoon Kim

October 6, 2019

U.S. News, a prominent source for college rankings in the United States, ranked Vanderbilt University number seven in “2020 Best Value Colleges.” In the rankings released Sept. 9, U.S. News ranked colleges according to the net cost of attendance as compared to the school’s academic quality. Although Vanderbilt is ...

Q&A with actor and activist George Takei

Q&A with actor and activist George Takei

Hoon Kim and Logan Cromeens

October 4, 2019

George Takei came to Vanderbilt on Oct. 2 as a part of a Chancellor’s Lecture Series event entitled “Reflections on Defying the Status Quo in America.” Following Takei’s lecture, there was a brief Q&A co-moderated by E. Bronson Ingram Chair and professor of economics, Christopher (Kitt) Carpenter, ...

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