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Why do international undergraduates pay over $1000 more for student health insurance?

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Sarah Friedman, Senior Writer

September 26, 2016

In August, the Hustler received an email from Mianmian Fei, a student from Guangzhou, China, saying she wanted to raise awareness about the increased costs of the student health insurance plan for international students. While the costs for international students have been higher than those for dome...

Andrew Maraniss reflects on his journey to “Strong Inside”

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Alexa Bussmann, Content Development Director

September 26, 2016

One international student chose to attend Vanderbilt after reading "Strong Inside," the story of Perry Wallace, a Vanderbilt alum and the first African American basketball player in the SEC. At a welcome reception for international students several weeks ago, author Andrew Maraniss spoke with a young man from Ch...

Lambda celebrates bisexuality “mini week”

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Sam Zern, Editor in Chief

September 22, 2016

In honor of Celebrate Bisexuality Day coming up on Sept. 23, the Vanderbilt Lambda Association hosted a mini week of events surrounding the identity and related stigma. According to Lambda president Mac Ploetz, the week was aimed at educating the Vanderbilt community on an identity that many label the...

Directors of social justice centers have a jam-packed year in store

Hidden Dores held a call to action and petition delivery to Chancellor Zeppos Nov. 16, 2015. (Ziyi Liu)

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

Professor Andre Christie-Mizell
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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

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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 Row is home to the ten IFC and ten Panhellenic fraternity and sorority houses. Abolitionists want to see these spaces reallocated for the benefit of the whole Vanderbilt community. (Hustler Staff)

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 College pictured during the day. (Hustler Multimedia/Photographer Unknown)

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,...