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Tailgates and parties are the ultimate “superspreader” events, and Vanderbilt lacks a plan that will truly hold students accountable. (Hustler Multimedia/Kevin Barnett)

SCHULMAN: The weak spot in Vanderbilt’s reopening plan: parties

August 16, 2020

Vanderbilt’s reopening plan, while robust, lacks a legitimate process to enforce violations of social gathering guidelines.

Photo of the front entrance of the Blair School of Music building.

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.

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.

International students can now remain in the U.S. even if Vanderbilt moves to a fully online model, according to a July 14 update from ICE. (Former Hustler Multimedia/Emily Gonçalves)

ICE restrictions reversed; ISSS commits to expanding support for international students

July 20, 2020

International students express relief at ICE’s decision to revoke proposed restrictions.

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.

Sunlight streams through tree in front of Cole hall

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.

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International students partner with MLC and VSG to present demands to Dean Bandas, ISSS

July 2, 2020

Preliminary data from student-led surveys reveal disparity in opinion between domestic and international students on Vanderbilt’s Fall 2020 Plan.

The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons serves as a home for all incoming first-year students, but life will look different here than it did in the past.

Incoming first-years scramble in reaction to Vanderbilt’s Return to Campus plan

June 18, 2020

Students from the incoming Class of 2024 react to the fall 2020 plan and what it means for their first semester on campus.

While the city skyline is an exciting marvel to many out-of-state Vanderbilt students, its a landmark of home to Nashville natives. (Former Hustler Multimedia/Emily Gonçalves)

10 changes to your Vanderbilt fall semester

June 18, 2020

Vanderbilt’s June 17 return to campus plan looks to drastically alter life on campus.

The virtual town hall featured messages and announcements from Diermeier, Wente and Kopstain, and then closed with a Q&A open to viewers. Screenshot taken from Vanderbilt's Youtube page. (Hustler Staff/Screenshot by Logan Cromeens)

Diermeier, Wente and Kopstain host “Next Steps for Return to Campus” virtual town hall

June 18, 2020

The town hall, held on the evening of June 17, covered a wide range of topics including the specifics of safety protocol, contingency plans as well as the collective responsibility of everyone still residing on and returning to campus.

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.