The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University
Since 1888
The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University
The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University
Former Vice President Al Gore with members of Dores Divest, as photographed on Dec. 1, 2021 (Photo courtesy of Nolan Siegel).

UPDATED: ‘Of course’: Al Gore endorses Vanderbilt divesting from fossil fuels

Duaa Faquih, Aaditi Lele and Matthew Shipley December 2, 2021
The former Vice President voiced his support for divestment when he spoke to the Unity and American Democracy class about the climate crisis and its intersection with democracy.
Sustainability is made easy with the help of three thrifty Commodores who are willing to share their tips. (Hustler Multimedia/Emery Little)

‘Dores Go Green: Sustainability at VU

Heream Yang, Staff Writer March 8, 2021
From thrifting to vegan dining, there’s plenty of ways to reduce your consumption without sacrificing your college experience. Three Vanderbilt students clued us in on how they stay “green” while being on campus.
Vanderbilt students assembled at The Kirkland Administrative Building on Tuesday, Feb 23, 2021. (Hustler Multimedia/Hunter Long)

IN PHOTOS: 30 students, 14-foot unicorn march on Kirkland for divestment

Anjali Chandra, Emery Little and Hunter Long February 26, 2021
The movement calling for Vanderbilt to divest from fossil fuels was started last semester by Dores Divest, an unofficial student organization, and DivestVU, an official undergraduate student organization.
Student activists hang signs on the Commons Bridge demanding divestment. (Photo courtesy of Dores Divest)

GUEST EDITORIAL: Vanderbilt, it’s time to divest from fossil fuels

Miguel Moravec and Emily Irigoyen October 18, 2020
Vanderbilt is falling behind other top universities that have already divested from the fossil fuel industry. Until students demand action, millions of endowment dollars will go towards exacerbating the climate crisis.
DivestVU poster

DivestVU calls for end to Vanderbilt investment in fossil fuel

Matt Mangano September 27, 2020
Vanderbilt students have taken up a new campaign to have the university divest from fossil fuels.
Miguel Moravec, the unopposed candidate for Graduate Student Council president, gives his election speech on April 7, 2022. (Hustler Multimedia/Barrie Barto).

Graduate Student Council elects new executive board

Zach Joseph, Staff Writer April 17, 2022

The Graduate Student Council (GSC) held a town hall for election speeches on April 7 ahead of GSC Executive Board elections which took place from April 11-15. A total of 18 candidates ran for 14 available...

Board of Trust chairman Bruce R. Evans presents Chancellor Daniel Diermeier with the chancellor’s chain of office during Diermeier’s investiture ceremony, as photographed on April 9, 2022. (Hustler Staff/Katherine Oung)

Investiture weekend commemorates the official transfer of leadership to Chancellor Daniel Diermeier

Katherine Oung and Brina Ratangee April 14, 2022
The university and Board of Trust hosted panels, a formal ceremony and a community celebration, which was protested by Dores Divest from April 8-9.
Candidate photos

Meet the candidates for the 2022 student body presidential and vice presidential elections

Brina Ratangee and Sally Johnson March 17, 2022

As of March 14, campaigning for the 2022 Vanderbilt Student Government (VSG) student body presidential and vice presidential election is underway. Junior Amisha Mittal is running to serve as president...

student activists at the protests

Students file legal complaint alleging university investment in fossil fuels violates non-profit investment obligations

Ekta Anand, Charlotte Mauger and Brina Ratangee February 16, 2022
Parallel complaints against Yale University, Princeton University, Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) also were filed today.
Dores Divest protest

UPDATED: Chancellor Diermeier’s ties to fossil fuel industry under review after conflict of interest filing

UPDATED: This article was updated on Feb. 16 to include the results of the Board of Trust's Audit Committee findings.  CORRECTION: This article was corrected to accurately reflect endowment profits...

Highland Quadrangle

Sophomore Ruth Aklilu passes away

Duaa Faquih, Staff Writer January 6, 2022
Ruth Aklilu was a student in the College of Arts and Science, heavily involved in campus life and remembered by her peers for her passion and selflessness.
Trees on campus, as photographed on Nov. 5, 2021

2021 in review: change as a constant

Jessica M. Barker and Rachael Perrotta December 31, 2021
Before 2022 gets into full swing, The Hustler takes a look at some of 2021’s most notable headlines.
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