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World’s first dual heart-lung transplant on COVID-19 patient performed at VUMC

Jazlyn Selvasingh, Staff Writer October 27, 2020
The heart and lungs for the transplant came from a Hepatitis C-positive donor and the transplant was performed on Sept. 24.
Image of trees and Kirkland Hall from above

Vanderbilt reports 100 COVID-19 cases, highest weekly case count

Immanual John Milton, Editor in Chief October 26, 2020
The university had an overall test positivity rate of 1.54 percent from Oct. 19 to Oct. 25.
signage outside of COVID-19 testing center

Recreation & Wellness Center continues to offer outdoor group fitness classes

Grace Lee, Staff Writer October 24, 2020
Students have ventured off campus to access indoor workout equipment in a move that concerns some members of the Vanderbilt community.
Masked statues are among many visual displays on campus that remind us to “Anchor Down, Step Up.” (Hustler Multimedia/Hunter Long)

Wente sends campus-wide email asking students to ‘stop the spread’

Jessica M. Barker, News Editor October 23, 2020
The Oct. 23 email follows a steadily increasing on-campus positivity rate, with the week of Oct. 12-18 having the highest yet at 0.67 percent.
Eskind Biomedical Library as photographed on August 29, 2020. (Hustler Multimedia/Truman McDaniel)

Fall semester undergraduate mandatory surveillance testing to end Nov. 10

Jessica M. Barker and Immanual John Milton October 19, 2020
The final day of mandatory asymptomatic surveillance testing for undergraduate students will be Nov. 10, per an email from the university.
Eskind Biomedical Library as photographed on August 29, 2020. (Hustler Multimedia/Truman McDaniel)

COVID-19 gene expression study at VUMC funded by Google grant

Jazlyn Selvasingh October 11, 2020
The grant for the gene expression study comes from Google’s philanthropy and will utilize samples from the Cameron County Hispanic Cohort to determine how COVID-19 impacts gene expression.
Vanderbilts COVID-19 dashboard rating

Comparing Vanderbilt’s COVID-19 dashboard to peer universities

Molly Katz and Ryder Li October 9, 2020
While most schools publish COVID-19 testing results publicly for the sake of transparency, there are differences between institutions in the kind of data they choose to include or omit.
Student Health Center

A look into Vanderbilt’s COVID-19 dashboard

Molly Katz and Ryder Li October 7, 2020
The dashboard is a tool that the school uses to keep the Vanderbilt community informed of the trend of positive cases on-campus.
signage outside of COVID-19 testing center

False positive Vault results erroneously send five students into isolation, others into quarantine

Madeline King and Zoe Abel October 4, 2020
Multiple Vanderbilt students mistakenly placed into isolation or quarantine after a miscommunication with Vault lead to false positive test results.
Eskind Biomedical Library

How undergraduate research labs have made the transition to virtual research

Tucker Apgar September 29, 2020
In compliance with both Vanderbilt and VUMC safety protocol, research labs across campus have been adapting to new guidelines, providing a different environment for undergraduate students working on research.
Student Life Center

Immersion Vanderbilt no longer a graduation requirement for Class of 2022

Madeline King September 27, 2020
Juniors are “highly recommended but not required” to complete their projects; submission deadline delayed to November 2020.
Rand Dining Center has locked down, and a flyer has been posted on an entrance door to notify students of its closure. (Hustler Staff/Jonathan Liu)

Rand Dining Center temporarily closed after positive COVID-19 test

Jonathan Liu, Staff Writer September 25, 2020
The dining center is scheduled to reopen for brunch on Saturday, Sept. 26, following deep cleaning and sanitization.
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