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Changes made to Recreation and Wellness Center as Vanderbilt downsizes COVID-19 testing

Lorenz Chen, Staff Writer July 19, 2021
The Vanderbilt COVID-19 testing center has been relocated from the main gym to the auxiliary gym inside of the Rec, which continues to operate at a limited capacity for students.
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Class of 2024 to engage in traditional first-year programming via The Sophomore Experience

Rachael Perrotta, News Editor July 17, 2021
The Sophomore Experience includes a “re-orientation,” Commons signature events, education about campus resources and Nashville excursions.
The Tennessee State Capitol, located in Nashville, is home to the the Tennessee General Assembly and the governor’s office. (Former Hustler Multimedia/Emily Gonçalves)

Vanderbilt poll reveals partisan divides on the current state of the pandemic and unity in national pride

Charlotte Mauger, Managing Editor June 8, 2021
A statewide poll of 1,000 Tennesseans conducted from May 3-20 provides insight into COVID-19 vaccination plans and feelings of unity and division between political parties prior to the 2022 midterm elections.
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Vanderbilt lifts most COVID-19 restrictions for fully vaccinated people

Rachael Perrotta and Charlotte Mauger May 25, 2021
As of May 25, Vanderbilt eliminated mask and social distancing restrictions for fully vaccinated people. The university will also require vaccinations for all faculty and staff for the 2021-22 year.
VUMC North entrance

VUMC leads national clinical trial to study RAAS-targeted COVID-19 therapies

Jazlyn Selvasingh, Staff Writer May 18, 2021
The national clinical trial, ACTIV-4d, is part of a group of studies called Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines, which is coordinated through the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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Vanderbilt to require COVID-19 vaccinations for Fall 2021 semester

Rachael Perrotta, News Editor May 17, 2021
Vaccines are mandated for all new and returning students; students may submit a religious or medical accommodation request by June 15.
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Debrief with Diermeier: Close of the 2020-21 school year, vaccine protocols, the VSG election and more

As the semester wraps up, The Hustler sat down with Diermeier to discuss 2021-22 COVID-19 protocols, divestment, the VSG election, construction and nationwide racial conflicts.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

University encourages vaccination tracking, suggests future update in campus protocol

Madeline King, Staff Writer April 23, 2021
Vaccine information will be used “when evaluating potential changes to campus health and safety protocols,” per an email from Assistant Provost G.L. Black.
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Class of 2021 faced difficulties reserving extra tickets to commencement

Annabelle Abbott, Staff Writer April 16, 2021
Many seniors were unsuccessful in reserving tickets due to technological complications and limited ticket availability. Approximately 150 additional pods of two tickets were made available, per the university.

VUMC to vaccinate students starting April 13

Jessica M Barker, News Editor April 1, 2021
At this time, VUMC will be offering the Pfizer vaccine.
Statue on Vanderbilts main campus dressed in a mask. (Hustler Multimedia/Emery Little)

University to offer in-person classes for the Fall 2021 semester

Rachael Perrotta and Jonathan Liu March 25, 2021
“The semester will begin Aug. 25 and conclude Dec. 18, and we will be observing Fall Break from Oct. 14-15,” the email from Chancellor Daniel Diermeier reads.
A statue on Vanderbilts campus, photographed wearing a mask. (Hustler Multimedia/Emery Little)

Vanderbilt solidifies plans for summer housing and academic sessions; updates protocols for outdoor gatherings

Sally Johnson, Staff Writer March 10, 2021
All summer 2021 academic sessions will be held online, and outdoor gathering protocols have been updated to allow a maximum of 12 people per group.
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