The Vanderbilt Hustler

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Blair School of Music students and faculty concerned about COVID-19 and the upcoming semester

August 8, 2020

Students and faculty in the Blair School of Music face unique challenges as the Vanderbilt community looks to return to an unprecedented campus environment.

GAO: How to not get kicked off campus early

GAO: How to not get kicked off campus early

August 5, 2020

Coronavirus is not an individual disease, it is a global pandemic, and the choices you make will affect everyone on campus.

Is the prestige and costs that come with the iconic Star V worth the decreased Vanderbilt-experience that remote learning will inevitably bring? (Hustler Multimedia)

NGUYEN: Why would you waste money at an elite school like Vanderbilt?

July 29, 2020

Elite college degrees provide valuable socioeconomic capital, but as colleges prepare for remote learning, the generic online experience proves to be fruitless for some.

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

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.

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NGUYEN: Housing uncertainty looms: Students poorly equipped with resources to cope with possible retractions of the return to campus plans

July 18, 2020

As students navigate the COVID-19 blighted fall semester, the Vanderbilt administration must make morally responsible decisions, rather than financially conservative ones, in order to ensure success for all.

Coronavirus research has been taking place at Vanderbilt Medical Center. (Hustler Multimedia/ Emily Gonçalves)

GUEST EDITORIAL: Dear Vanderbilt, commit to a free vaccine

July 15, 2020

As a leading research institution, Vanderbilt must pledge their COVID-19 research to the development of a free vaccine that is accessible to all for the sake of health equity and racial justice.

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The ‘Dank New Rand Memes’ jackpot: fall semester

June 22, 2020

Many students took to the “Dank New Rand Memes” Facebook group to give their opinion on the announcement regarding fall semester protocol.

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Face masks— the trendy way to make a statement on campus

June 21, 2020

Fashionable face mask ideas for everyday use on campus.

The Office of Active Citizenship and Service, located in Suite 109 of the Student Life Center, has coordinated volunteer opportunities with state and national nonprofits for students to volunteer.

Vanderbilt’s OACS envisions service opportunities for potential fall scenarios

May 26, 2020

As Nashville reopens, Vanderbilt’s Office of Active Citizenship and Service is coordinating with local organizations to evaluate potential service opportunities for the coming semester.

The Center For Teaching's Online Course Design Institute will be offered May 4 through Aug. 10.

Center for Teaching prepares faculty in the case of an online semester

May 16, 2020

The Online Course Design Institute is a two-week course for faculty designed to improve the online student experience.

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Phase One of the Nashville economy’s reopening plan is well underway, here’s what local restaurants have to say

May 14, 2020

A four-phase reopening plan released by the Mayor’s Office began its implementation on Monday; progression through each phase will depend on metrics related to the pandemic.

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Vanderbilt hopes for students on campus in the fall, has four-phase plan to re-open

May 13, 2020

Vanderbilt is considering changes to campus circulation, dining and classes to allow safe on-campus activity according to Interim Chancellor Susan Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain on a Zoom town hall Wednesday afternoon.