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A screenshot of the virtual town hall featuring members of Vanderbilt administration and medical experts.

UPDATED: University hosts medical experts in virtual town hall discussing return to campus

Thomas Hum, News Copy Editor July 18, 2020
The town hall, held at 2 p.m. CDT on July 18, featured guests including VUMC president and CEO Dr. Jeffrey Balser, VUMC Chief Diversity Officer Dr. André Churchwell and Vanderbilt Medical School Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases Dr. William Schaffner.
International students share stories from their Vanderbilt experiences at the Lanterns Showcase, held annually in February.

International students react to Return to Campus plan

Emma Mattson, Copy Editor June 22, 2020
Though the official announcement gave 10 days to declare intention to study remotely, individual emails to students indicate greater flexibility.
Vanderbilt athletic offices and select team facilities are located in the McGugin Center. (Hustler Multimedia/Emily Goncalves)

SEC lifts ban, Vanderbilt provides no timeline for return of student-athletes

Simon Gibbs, Sports Editor May 22, 2020
While the Southeastern Conference is ready for student-athletes to return for voluntary workouts, Vanderbilt did not publicly issue a decision on the matter.
Students gather for commencement May 2019.

Class of 2020 celebrates Commencement online

Adin McGurk, Staff Writer May 8, 2020
In lieu of in-person celebrations, Vanderbilt held a week-long celebration of the Class of 2020 with a log of videos and messages to highlight the graduates’ achievements.
Vanderbilts Peabody Campus. (Former Hustler Multimedia/Emily Gonçalves)

Vanderbilt’s ‘Return to Campus Plan’ to reopen ‘specific, limited, on-campus operations’

Avery Muir, Copy Editor May 7, 2020
While Nashville will begin reopening May 11, Vanderbilt will implement its own framework of reopening, which will begin with on-campus research that cannot be done remotely May 18
Kirkland Hall on a warm and sunny January afternoon.

Vanderbilt student files class-action lawsuit against the university for its reimbursement policy

Immanual John Milton, Deputy News Editor April 30, 2020
The case aims to include all students enrolled during the Spring 2020 semester who paid any tuition, fees and/or housing that were denied in-person instruction and/or campus facilities.
University works on ‘individual by individual’ basis to address grad student concerns

University works on ‘individual by individual’ basis to address grad student concerns

Avery Muir, Copy Editor April 25, 2020
On April 8, Graduate Workers United penned an open letter requesting additional support including funding extensions and coverage for COVID-19 and mental healthcare expenses. In response, university administrators have stressed the ‘decentralized’ nature of graduate education and encouraged students to find solutions with their individual schools, departments and mentors.
Lee’s announcement to not extend safer-at-home does not apply to Nashville

Lee’s announcement to not extend safer-at-home does not apply to Nashville

Rachel Friedman, Editor in Chief April 22, 2020
Davidson County has its own health department, exempting it from the Governor’s decision
HOD interns and student teachers Zoom to graduation

HOD interns and student teachers Zoom to graduation

Jessica M. Barker, Deputy News Editor April 19, 2020
Students whose internships and student-teaching positions were disrupted by COVID-19 are still able to graduate on time and receive full credit.
Kirkland Hall

Four things you need to know about the economic impacts of COVID-19

Rachel Friedman, Editor in Chief April 19, 2020
Interim Chancellor Wente released a message outlining Vanderbilt’s response to the economic crisis brought on by the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Poster of Maymester and Study Abroad poster

Vanderbilt waits to make decision on Fall study abroad

Rachel Friedman, Editor in Chief April 16, 2020
As the COVID-19 outbreak has caused some universities to cancel fall study abroad programs, Vanderbilt has yet to make a decision.
Coronavirus research has been taking place at Vanderbilt Medical Center. (Hustler Multimedia/ Emily Gonçalves)

VUMC physicians see progress in the treatment of COVID-19, vaccine development

Robert Gottschalk, Staff Writer April 16, 2020
Infectious disease specialist and thoracic surgeon showcase vaccine trials, public health responses and new clinical findings.
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