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UPDATED: Federal court ruling raises questions about Vanderbilt’s ability to mandate COVID-19 policies for employees

Charlotte Mauger, Managing Editor December 6, 2021
An overview of President Joe Biden’s Executive Order 14042, Senate Bill 9014 and a Nov. 30 federal court decision, and how they could affect the university’s ability to mandate vaccine and mask protocols for employees.
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ABEL: I can’t take a sick day—and neither can you.

Zoe Abel, Opinion Editor November 6, 2021
Missing work and falling behind makes a sick day at Vanderbilt feel impossible.
 A second-year medical student receives their COVID-19 booster shots at VUMC on Oct. 7, 2021. (Hustler Staff/Jazlyn Selvasingh)

COVID-19 booster shots now available at VUMC

Jazlyn Selvasingh, Staff Writer November 4, 2021
Eligible students and faculty can now receive the Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson booster vaccines at student health and the occupational health clinic respectively. 10,000 Vanderbilt students and faculty members received the Pfizer booster during VUMC’s Boosta-Palooza event.
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10.4 percent of international students admitted to Class of 2025, up from 8.8 percent in 2024

Deniz Orbay, Staff Writer October 21, 2021
The numbers of international students in the Classes of 2024 and 2025 were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with an increase in deferral rates and a decrease in total international students.
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2021 Family Weekend boasts highest turnout in recent years

Katherine Oung, Staff Writer October 7, 2021
Family Weekend returned in 2021 with COVID-19 protocols and a new FirstVU initiative.
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Students cite discrepancies among quarantine experiences

Ekta Anand and Brina Ratangee October 6, 2021
Vanderbilt’s quarantine protocol faces complaints of inconsistency in enforcement and communication.
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Zoom University to Vanderbilt University: A tough but necessary transition

Christine Moser, Staff Writer October 6, 2021
Vanderbilt students reflect on the shift to fully in-person learning after a year and a half on Zoom.
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Georgiev Lab at Vanderbilt discovers new ‘ultra-potent’ antibody against COVID-19

Krisha Shah, Staff Writer October 6, 2021
LIBRA-seq (Linking B cell Receptor to Antigen Specificity through sequencing), a technology developed at Vanderbilt in 2019, has led to the discovery of an“ultra-potent” COVID-19 antibody.
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Spring 2022 class schedule modified

Sophia Xue, Staff Writer September 30, 2021
The University Registrar shortened the break between classes from 20 to 15 minutes and added a one hour lunch break on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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Quarantine food comparisons between the 2021 and 2022 school year

Duaa Faquih September 27, 2021
While students in quarantine last year received pre-packaged dining hall options, this year they are being provided with $50 in GrubHub funds per day.
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Vanderbilt launches sentinel COVID-19 testing program

Mae Monette, Staff Writer September 24, 2021
Individuals from Vanderbilt’s community will be randomly selected for an asymptomatic testing program, an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.
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Sept. 13 Town Hall addresses COVID-19, Campus Dining and student support services

Duaa Faquih and Laila Polk September 14, 2021
Campus Dining employees will be receiving bonuses to combat staff shortages that have led to long lines and frustration among students.
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