OPINION: Vanderbilt’s Culture isn’t Healthy

OPINION: Vanderbilt’s Culture isn’t Healthy

CONTENT WARNING: Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, Suicide I may be abroad this semester, but I haven’t forgotten the constant talk about mental health issues at Vanderbilt that filled my first two years of college. “Mental health” has become a sort of buzzword, the kind of term that everyone knows, and...

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OPINION: Why Outstanding Senior is Overrated

OPINION: Why Outstanding Senior is Overrated

As the homecoming game approaches on October 7th, alumni flock to their alma mater, first years prepare for the inevitable 15 pound weight gain from McDougal’s chicken, and parents enthusiastically buy a third set of gold pom poms. Seniors, however, fake smiles and cheers as their peers are acknowledged for...

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Vanderbilt’s Mental Health Resources

Vanderbilt’s Mental Health Resources

The Vanderbilt community has lost two students within the past week. It is understandable how hard these events can be to work through, so some important resources are listed below; I highly encourage you to use them if you are in need. Please remember that you are so, so loved...

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Sally Yates Shows Her Conviction At Chancellor’s Series Lecture

Sally Yates Shows Her Conviction At Chancellor’s Series Lecture

This article was written by new VPR contributor Yuhang Zhang. On Tuesday night, Sally Yates, former Acting Attorney General of the United States, spoke with Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos and Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham as part of the eagerly anticipated Vanderbilt University’s Chancellor Series. Yates was notably the Acting Attorney...

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Sexual Assault at Vanderbilt: Part 2 – An Overview of Vanderbilt’s Resource

Sexual Assault at Vanderbilt: Part 2 – An Overview of Vanderbilt’s Resource

This is the second part of VPR’s investigation of Vanderbilt’s handling of sexual assault (for Part One, click here). In this segment, VPR contributors assess how Vanderbilt’s network of sexual assault resources serves students in different ways. Naveen Krishnan, Lindsay Grizzard, and Ben Lackner contributed to this article.  When the average adult thinks of...

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Sexual Assault at Vanderbilt: Part 1 – A Student’s Account

Sexual Assault at Vanderbilt: Part 1 – A Student’s Account

This is the first part of VPR’s investigation into Vanderbilt’s handling of sexual assault policy. A VPR contributor sat down with a Vanderbilt student, who wishes to remain anonymous to maintain privacy, to discuss his experience with sexual assault.    Q: “What was your experience with sexual assault?” A: “It’s been nearly nine months...

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Recap: VCD Women in Politics Panel

Recap: VCD Women in Politics Panel

On Wednesday evening, students filled a Kissam Center classroom to discuss the role of women in American politics. The panel, hosted by the Vanderbilt College Democrats, included Vanderbilt Political Science professors Carrie Russell and Amanda Clayton, Metro Councilwoman Jacobia Dowell (District 32), Metro Councilwoman Karen Johnson (District 29), and Kristal...

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OPINION: Don’t Donate To Vanderbilt

OPINION: Don’t Donate To Vanderbilt

The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of its author and not those of the Vanderbilt Political Review or Vanderbilt University.  No, not because they changed the sizes of the cups or because they took away the third side from the Rand Bowl. According to the Chronicle of...

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A Chancellor Emboldened by DACA: Vanderbilt’s Subtle Shift on Trump

A Chancellor Emboldened by DACA: Vanderbilt’s Subtle Shift on Trump

Naveen Krishnan, Sydney Silberman, and Simon Silverberg all contributed to this article. Zeppos’ Subtle Shift on Trump Earlier today, Nicholas S. Zeppos, Vanderbilt’s Chancellor, issued a response to Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for DACA. The statement – unusually brief and direct for Zeppos, whose press releases are...

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SPOTLIGHT: Ben Lackner

SPOTLIGHT: Ben Lackner

As a rising sophomore in Vanderbilt’s Political Review, Ben Lackner has outpaced even his own expectations while working as an intern for Buffalo’s mayor, Byron Brown. As Brown seeks his fourth term as the city’s first African-American mayor, Lackner is responsible for the re-election campaign’s social media presence—a growing role...

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