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Students report receiving ‘inconclusive, invalid or rejected’ COVID-19 test results March 8

Thomas Hum, News Copy Editor March 9, 2021
The university attributed the invalid test results to a change in the size of vials used to collect samples.

VUMC to begin vaccination of eligible students March 8, as Nashville moves into Phase 1c

Charlotte Mauger, Deputy News Editor March 6, 2021
This phase opens vaccine eligibility to those 16 years old and older who have certain high-risk medical conditions.
Dr. Anthony Fauci serves as the United States chief medical advisor and lead the nations COVID-19 response. (Photo courtesy National Institutes of Health)

In-person Commencement scheduled for May 15-16, Fauci to virtually headline Graduates Day

Immanual John Milton, Editor in Chief March 3, 2021
Commencement for the Class of 2021 will take place May 15-16, 2021 at Vanderbilt Stadium and will follow campus safety protocols.
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COVID-19 testing center has reopened Feb. 21

Jessica M. Barker, News Editor February 21, 2021
Hours of operation are from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. CST.
An on-campus sign featuring a masked squirrel reads Youre doing great Vandy, keep masking up. Anchor Down, Step Up. Photographed on main campus on Oct. 26, 2020. (Hustler Multimedia/Hunter Long)

Vanderbilt Fall vs. Spring: What’s the Difference?

Ryan Suddath, Staff Writer February 7, 2021
Vice Chancellor Kopstain reports more in-person classes, elaborating on policy changes such as twice weekly testing and reopening the Recreation and Wellness Center.
Kirkland Hall through a fall tree, photographed on October 12, 2020. (Hustler Multimedia/Emery Little)

COVID-19 testing app ‘Safer Community’ now available

Avery Muir, Managing Editor February 3, 2021
Command Center Testing Team announces adoption of app that will expedite testing process.
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Cluster of positive cases sends 100 students to quarantine, per Bandas email

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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2020 in Review: The Year of Headlines

Jessica M. Barker and Immanual John Milton January 18, 2021
As we enter the new year, The Hustler reflects back on the events of 2020.
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Administration hosts Spring Return to Campus Town Hall

Thomas Hum, News Copy Editor January 14, 2021
The town hall, held at 11 a.m. CST on Jan. 13, covered topics including changes to safety and COVID-19 testing protocols, vaccine rollout implications for students, new ways for students to connect and concerns regarding students’ mental health.
Downtown Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday, January 20, 2018. (Former Hustler Multimedia/Claire Barnett)

Metro Public Health Department introduces ‘Standby List’ for COVID-19 vaccination

Immanual John Milton, Editor in Chief January 12, 2021
The ‘Standby List’ will open Tuesday afternoon and is part of an MPHD effort to reduce vaccine expiration and waste.
Snowy weather visits Vanderbilt on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. (Hustler Multimedia/Claire Barnett)

Vanderbilt requires COVID-19 vaccination cooperation, currently does not require vaccination for enrollment

Immanual John Milton, Editor in Chief January 11, 2021
The completion of the Return to Campus Acknowledgment is a requirement for all undergraduate students. The vaccine allows for accommodations or exemptions on religious beliefs, disabilities and medical conditions.
Brass statue wearing mask, photographed Sept. 3, 2020. (Hustler Multimedia/Truman McDaniel)

Vanderbilt announces twice-a-week mandatory testing, protocols for spring semester

Thomas Hum and Immanual John Milton January 8, 2021
The university will conduct arrival testing Jan. 20 to 24 and hold a ‘quiet’ period from Jan. 25 to Feb. 3.
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