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GUEST EDITORIAL: We don’t have to like John Bolton, but should we pay him to speak?

Kirkland Hall houses Vanderbilt administration. (Hustler Multimedia/Hunter Long)

Miranda Cross, Guest Writer

February 19, 2020

The student body deserves to know what fee Vanderbilt is paying the Chancellor’s Lecture Series Speaker.

STAFF EDITORIAL: We don’t have to like John Bolton, but we should let him speak

John Bolton, speaking at the gathering of the People's Mujahedin of Iran in front United Nations headquarters, New York City

Editorial Board

February 18, 2020

This Wednesday, recently departed National Security Adviser John Bolton will be coming to campus. He’ll speak in the Chancellor’s Lecture Series event alongside Susan Rice—who held the same position in the Obama administration—in a discussion on the United States’ role in leading the international commun...

LI: Coronavirus is not an excuse for discrimination

Vanderbilt Student Health center.

Sunny Li

February 16, 2020

“Hey, we haven’t talked in a while, but I was worried about you and your family with the coronavirus in Wuhan.” A text from my phone buzzed while I was walking in the midst of the lunch crowd at Rand. Not only was I mildly surprised by my middle school friend’s unexpected text but also the fa...

SMITH: Make us aware of Vanderbilt’s Immunity Rule

Office of Student Accountability

Nora Smith

February 9, 2020

We need to fix the unsafe mistrust and misunderstanding of Vanderbilt’s Immunity Rule.

GUEST EDITORIAL: You need sensory spaces (and you may not even know it)

Noise cancelling earmuffs  // Photo courtesy of 
Claire Barnett

Claire Barnett, Guest Writer

February 2, 2020

The pervasively positive impact of dedicated sensory spaces for everyone, particularly those with anxiety and neurodiversity, and why Vanderbilt needs them.

STAFF EDITORIAL: Vanderbilt has put in significant resources to boost socioeconomic diversity—but there is more work to do

Kirkland hall behind yellow flowers

Editorial Board

February 2, 2020

You’ve probably seen the statistics. A massive New York Times report from 2017 found that Vanderbilt has the fourth-largest proportion of students from families of one-percenters of any school in the nation. Less than two percent of students come from families in the bottom fifth of income earners. The median income of a student...

LANGFORD: The Vanderbilt Kleptodores– why students are stealing and what the university can do to combat it

Kissam Munchie Mart

Will Langford

January 26, 2020

The psychology behind the rampant theft occurring on and off campus and how Vandy can mitigate it by putting its students’ pockets first.

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Introducing the news section

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Introducing the news section

Rachel Friedman, Editor In Chief

January 19, 2020

This semester, the campus section, which covers not only all things Vandy, but Nashville news as well, will become the news section.

THORNTON: ‘Valuable experience’ doesn’t pay the bills

THORNTON: ‘Valuable experience’ doesn’t pay the bills

Miquéla Thornton, Opinion Editor

January 19, 2020

Every summer, companies take advantage of college students fearing less than a perfect resumé by exploiting us for unpaid labor, perpetuating a classist and broken system.

Roundtable: What do students make of the foreign policy crisis between Iran and the United States?

American flag (Photo by Hunter Long // The Vanderbilt Hustler)

Hustler Roundtable

January 12, 2020

Over the past few weeks Iran and the United States have been posturing strength and escalating with tit-for-tat retaliations, worrying observers about the outbreak of conflict. Young people in this country have grown up with two-decade wars in the Middle East. To talk through where we’re at and where...

ROSENBLUM: As some colleges look to ban sports gambling, Vanderbilt shouldn’t follow suit

ROSENBLUM: As some colleges look to ban sports gambling, Vanderbilt shouldn’t follow suit

Jack Rosenblum, Deputy Opinion Editor

January 11, 2020

Universities fear students and faculty might rig sporting events to win bets but the real issue is that our athletes are not being paid to perform.

ROTTMAN: A plea for some time to ourselves

ROTTMAN: A plea for some time to ourselves

Dominic Rottman

January 5, 2020

Time off should be thought of as necessary self-reflection rather than a gap in our resume.