The Vanderbilt Hustler

Students sit on lawn outside of Calhoun Hall.

Student-led initiative to rename Calhoun Hall hosts open Zoom discussion

July 7, 2020

The online conference, held on July 6, was made open to Vanderbilt’s student body and aimed to discuss goals and strategies for renaming the building.

This photo, from the petition to hold Vanderbilt accountable for racial justice, was designed by rising junior Shivani Sharma, one of over thirty collaborators that developed the petition. This image was circulated with the petition, which was posted to on June 3. (Screenshot from Hold Vanderbilt Accountable for Racial Justice petition on Barker)

Students and alumni create petitions calling for further action from Vanderbilt administration regarding racial justice

June 5, 2020

Petitions calling for Professor Emerita Virginia Abernethy’s title to be removed, Vanderbilt to be more accountable for racial justice were created by current and former Vanderbilt students in the past week.

Kirkland Hall on a warm and sunny January afternoon.

Vanderbilt student files class-action lawsuit against the university for its reimbursement policy

April 30, 2020

The case aims to include all students enrolled during the Spring 2020 semester who paid any tuition, fees and/or housing that were denied in-person instruction and/or campus facilities.

Student starts petition to extend pass/fail deadline

Student starts petition to extend pass/fail deadline

April 6, 2020

The petition, which asks Vanderbilt to extend the pass/fail deadline until after final exams, currently has 1,362 signatures

Plants hang from ceiling in one room of the greenhouse

Almost all greenhouse plants gone, but Vanderbilt yet to make decision on Stevenson Center 2 architect or construction company

January 12, 2020

The University of the South, the Nashville Zoo and the New York Botanical Garden now house several of Vanderbilt’s plant specimens.

Nicholas S. Zeppos Residential College will be complete for student move-in Aug. 2020, but the West End tower, visible in the far left of this photo, will not be completed until spring 2021.

2019 Year in Review: Building up, standing up and marching forward

January 5, 2020

As we start 2020, The Hustler looked back at everything that happened in 2019

Student protesters held signs referring to Pinker's  history of ties to Jeffrey Epstein.

Students protest Steven Pinker’s visit in front of Langford Auditorium

December 5, 2019

15 students attended protest over Pinker’s connections to Jeffrey Epstein

Langford Auditorium, where most Chancellor's Lecture Series events are held.

UPDATED: Petition gathers signatures in opposition to psychologist Steven Pinker’s upcoming visit to campus

December 2, 2019

Pinker’s history of ties to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein have led some students to petition the university to reconsider his invitation to speak on campus.

Student backlash causes change in munchie swipe limit from one per day to seven per week

Student backlash causes change in munchie swipe limit from one per day to seven per week

August 26, 2019

Students came back to Vanderbilt this semester to a multitude of changes to Campus Dining. One of these ch...