The Vanderbilt Hustler

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Commons sense of community faces new COVID-related challenges

September 15, 2020

Faculty Heads of Houses work to foster a sense of community while working within the university’s COVID-19 guidelines.

The University Counseling Center (UCC)

First-years living in Carmichael Towers struggle to find community outside Commons

September 9, 2020

Separated from life on Commons, first-year students living in Carmichael Towers search for community and a campus identity.

Gassenheimer practicing clarinet.

Updated safety protocols raise new challenges for wind and voice musicians

September 7, 2020

New regulations in accordance with a recent aerosol study have been implemented to ensure the safety of students and staff.

Students convening at the Lower Quad lawn on Commons.

UPDATED: University to investigate reported 50-200 person gathering at Commons

August 30, 2020

The gathering, which began at around 9 p.m. CDT on Saturday, lasted until approximately 1 a.m. Sunday morning and continued even after VUPD officers had arrived on scene.

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Beloved Live On The Green music festival transitions to socially distant approach

August 9, 2020

The Nashville music festival Vandy students know and love is rebranding into the Live On My Green FM Music Festival for 2020, which means pre-recorded live performances.

Students gather at the September 2019 Vanderbilt Research Fair to share what they learned through Vanderbilt University's Summer Research Program (VUSRP). Similar in-person events will come with plenty more restrictions in the fall as per the university's July 17 update on

On-campus organizations lay groundwork for fall meetings following ‘gathering’ restrictions

July 20, 2020

In response to Vanderbilt’s recent statement regarding limitations on meetings and gatherings for the Fall semester, organizations on campus are preparing for the “new normal”

The Office of the University Registrar serves to provide “timely, accurate, and efficient service, and is dedicated to ensuring the integrity, confidentiality, and security of Vanderbilt education records,” per its website.

SCHULMAN: The Trump administration’s proposals to stimulate the economy run into an obvious problem — social distancing

March 18, 2020

The policy of sending checks to most Americans is unwise; I’d know. I’m quarantined and can’t spend that money.