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The positives and the negatives: Results of mandatory pre-arrival, arrival and on-campus COVID-19 testing

September 14, 2020

Vanderbilt’s approach to mass COVID-19 testing has not been without lost tests and inconclusive results, but low positivity rates from the first two weeks of on-campus testing are promising for the remainder of the semester.

As students start to move into the new Zeppos Residential College, shown above on Aug. 12, 2020, Chancellor Diermeier and Dean Bandas remind students of the consequences for flouting community COVID-19 guidelines. (Hustler Multimedia/Hunter Long)

‘Anchor down, step up’: Diermeier, Wente and Bandas email students detailing accountability policies, emphasizing personal responsibility

August 19, 2020

Hosting any unmasked gathering, or any gathering with more than ten people, will result in at least a one-semester suspension, with attending or covering for those gatherings also possibly resulting in one-semester suspensions, per Dean Bandas’ email.

Nicholas S. Zeppos residential college was inspired by gothic-architecture, evident in the use of columns and arches. (Hustler Multimedia/Hunter Long)

Just-formed CMA department will not check out production equipment for the Fall 2020 semester

August 18, 2020

Students must use personally owned devices to satisfy coursework requirements for the Cinema and Media Arts major and will lose access to Adobe Creative Cloud this coming semester.

Vanderbilt’s website states that the university’s “ramp-up may lag the Nashville ramp-up and will be tailored to our own unique density, operations, and other considerations as a residential education institution.” (Former Hustler Staff/Lila Johnson)

Vanderbilt to transition into Phase 2 of its Return to Campus Plan on June 8

June 6, 2020

The second stage of the plan, which will allow on-campus research activities to operate at 50 percent, some staff to be recalled to support ramp-up efforts and gatherings of up to ten people, is set to begin on Monday, June 8.