The Vanderbilt Hustler

Claire Barnett

Disabled at Vanderbilt: Where are the characters like me?

April 7, 2019

Taking disability representation seriously

Claire Barnett

Disabled at Vanderbilt: Why invoking disability is never funny

March 24, 2019

It is disrespectful to use disabilities in figurative language

Claire Barnett

Disabled at Vanderbilt: What (and what not) to say when you talk to someone about their disability

February 17, 2019

For most people, talking about disability feels like walking on eggshells. You don’t want to say...

Claire Barnett

Disabled at Vanderbilt: Sorority recruitment has an accessibility problem

January 6, 2019

I believe that the sorority system at Vanderbilt has a lot to offer to both individual women and th...

autism-friendly

Disabled at Vanderbilt: Vanderbilt could become our continent’s first certified Autism-Friendly university

November 29, 2018

Autistic people are everywhere. They make up between 1.7 and 2.5 percent of the American population. They’re among your classmates, coworkers, friend...

Claire Barnett

Disabled At Vanderbilt: Visible vs. invisible disabilities

October 28, 2018

When you think of disabilities, you probably imagine a person in a wheelchair or someone using sign language....

Claire Barnett

Disabled at Vanderbilt: Where we’re failing

September 28, 2018

The time has arrived for Vanderbilt to change its approach to disability. And I’m seeing more momentum ...

Claire Barnett

Disabled at Vanderbilt: Time to rethink disability

September 13, 2018

What are you not-so-great at? Is it singing, or dancing? Or maybe you’re a poor athlete or test-taker. W...