“J’Accuse..!” – The Endless Recurrence of History

“J’Accuse..!” – The Endless Recurrence of History

An Alumnus’ Response to “OP-ED: What Do We Gain from Allowing Chinese Espionage” by Jiapeng Min It was a sunny winter morning in the year of 1898, when the bourgeois class of French Third Republic woke up to a fresh edition of L’Aurore on their countertops. Little would the good...

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A Response from the Editorial Board

A Response from the Editorial Board

Many have read or heard about a Vanderbilt Political Review article published in April 2019 entitled, “OP-ED: What Do We Gain from Allowing Chinese Espionage?” We as an editorial board object to the discriminatory rhetoric contained within the article. Strong responses on campus, particularly among members of the international student...

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Recap: Terry Crews Visits Vanderbilt

Recap: Terry Crews Visits Vanderbilt

On Monday September 8th, Terry Crews opened the 2019-2020 Chancellor’s Lecture Series in Langford Auditorium by talking to students about toxic masculinity and gender equality. Terry Crews, a retired professional football player, current actor, and avid activist was introduced by Vanderbilt as being a man who “embraces exploration” and encourages...

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Zeppos’s Legacy, a Decade of Vanderbilt

Zeppos’s Legacy, a Decade of Vanderbilt

After eleven years as Chancellor of Vanderbilt University and more than thirty years into his career at the institution, Nicholas Zeppos stepped down as Chancellor on August 15. Citing health concerns and a desire to focus on his personal life, Zeppos announced his retirement from the position in April. He...

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Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

To the class of 2023 and to all transfer students, welcome to Vanderbilt University. When you toured here in high school, you likely observed students working tirelessly in Central Library and faculty leading innovative classes in Buttrick Hall. At the same time, you probably watched friends soaking up sunny days...

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OP-ED: Dear Young Alumni, Let’s Make Our Future Donations Matter!

OP-ED: Dear Young Alumni, Let’s Make Our Future Donations Matter!

Photo courtesy of Vanderbilt Athletics. Winston Du is a 2019 graduate of the College of Arts and Science. He can be reached at winston.du@vanderbilt.edu. On a breezy summer morning less than a month ago, I joined my fellow members of the Class of 2019 on Alumni Lawn for our graduation....

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Being a Woman of Color at Vanderbilt

Being a Woman of Color at Vanderbilt

Entering a space that was not built to include you can be a jarring experience for any marginalized group, and minority experiences at Vanderbilt are no exception to this. A survey sent to undergraduates who identify as women of color asked students to reflect on their experiences at Vanderbilt in...

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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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