Vanderbilt Admits 6.3% of Regular Decision Applicants Amid College Admissions Scandal

Vanderbilt Admits 6.3% of Regular Decision Applicants Amid College Admissions Scandal

Vanderbilt announced admissions decisions for Regular Decision applicants to the Class of 2023 on March 27, 2019. Only 6.3% of applicants were accepted, marking the most competitive applicant pool in Vanderbilt’s history. The university received 32,967 regular decision applicants, more than last year’s record-breaking 30,146. Although the data is still...

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¡BLAIR! brings Latin American music to Vanderbilt

¡BLAIR! brings Latin American music to Vanderbilt

This April Vanderbilt Blair School of Music will be hosting the first bilingual English-Spanish conducting symposium in the United States. ¡BLAIR!, Blair’s Latin American Initiatives and Resources, has accepted seven conductors from four different Latin American countries to participate in the Conducting Symposium. This three-day intensive experience will focus on...

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VSG Election Results

VSG Election Results

VPR has just received word that Frances Burton and Veer Shah have won the 2019 Vanderbilt Student Government Presidential Election. Burton and Shah faced off against Nico Gardner-Serna and Taylor Thompson in this year’s election. The two campaigns were particularly notable this year because both Vice-Presidential candidates, Veer Shah and...

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Tour Guides Demand Compensation In Protest, Threaten Strike

Tour Guides Demand Compensation In Protest, Threaten Strike

**This is an ongoing story and will be updated as more information becomes available** This morning at 11:00am the Vanderbilt Tour Guides launched a demonstration on Alumni Lawn in a call for compensation. According to Telyse Masaoay, Vanderbilt senior and President of Tour Guides, the tour guides are demanding compensation...

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VSG Candidates hit the Campaign Trail

VSG Candidates hit the Campaign Trail

As students are returning from Spring Break, the Vanderbilt Student Government (VSG) Presidential Election Cycle is firing up. While candidates can spend months planning, most students really only get to see the final dash of campaigning that takes place immediately before and after Spring Break. For the second year in...

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Dean Beasley: Presidential Rhetoric and Who is “Worthy” in the United States

Dean Beasley: Presidential Rhetoric and Who is “Worthy” in the United States

On Thursday, February 21 at the Vanderbilt Divinity School Dean Beasley delivered the 2019 Mafoi Carlisle Bogitsh Lecture. Her speech, titled “Enough: Imagining a Political Culture of Worthiness in the United States,” looked at how American presidents use their public discourse to reify, eliminate, or construct bonds within our national...

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Vandy and the Environment: Are we doing enough?

Vandy and the Environment: Are we doing enough?

The recent opening of the addition to the Vanderbilt School of Nursing on January 22nd reflects Vanderbilt’s ongoing commitment to becoming a green university. This new building achieved the rigorous requirements to gain  Silver WELL certification and Gold LEED certification.. As the first building in Nashville to obtain the WELL...

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Vanderbilt’s Tunnel of Oppression: Hidden Dores Event

Vanderbilt’s Tunnel of Oppression: Hidden Dores Event

On Saturday, February 9th, Hidden Dores constructed a Tunnel of Oppression on the third floor of Buttrick Hall. Several scenes were displayed, created in partnership with other campus organizations. The rooms depicted the perspectives of several oppressed groups on campus: First Generation students, immigrant students, LGBTQ+ students, and women. First...

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Tennessee Legislature Considering Medical Marijuana Legalization

Tennessee Legislature Considering Medical Marijuana Legalization

A new bipartisan push for the legalization of medical marijuana has emerged within the Tennessee state legislature. Following the success of last year’s bill that legalized oil-based cannabis products, lawmakers are looking to bring the full medicinal benefits of the substance to the state’s residents.   This week, Senator Janice...

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VSG Wants Us to #ElectHer

VSG Wants Us to #ElectHer

On January 16th, Vanderbilt Student Government (VSG) Senator Katherine Petosa introduced a bill entitled the Resolution to Fund the Elect Her Workshop. This bill, sponsored by Sen. Petosa and other prominent leaders of VSG, including President Tariq Issa and Vice President Lanier Langdale, institutes on Vanderbilt’s campus the successful #ElectHer...

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