The State of Space: The Future of Space Law

The State of Space: The Future of Space Law

“The realm of space activities is booming…so does the space law.” On Monday, September 30, the Vanderbilt Innovation and Entrepreneurship Society (VINES) presented a seminar on the topic of the state of Space, facilitating discussion on the current space affairs engaged by both governments and private corporations, as well as...

Read more
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...

Read more
The Intersection of Religion and Environmentalism

The Intersection of Religion and Environmentalism

On October 8, 2018, scientists from the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC), one of the most renowned bodies of climate scientists, released a report stating that under a business-as-usual scenario the earth will experience 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming by 2030. With only 1.5 degree warming, which is the...

Read more
OPINION: Vandy Must Go Vegan

OPINION: Vandy Must Go Vegan

With the current U.S. administration’s incessant and special interest driven push to rollback protections for wildlife and restrictions on extraction of natural resources, as well as its blatant disregard for its own climate report and pushback against global climate agreements, it is rather sagacious to consider the most nefarious yet...

Read more
Proud Gay Republican

Proud Gay Republican

As a proud gay, vegan, environmentalist, I often astound people when I tell them that I am also a Republican. My political dogma is unique considering I draw upon many different ideological camps and synthesize them into my own brand. I definitely ascribe to the idea of “America First” and...

Read more

It’s Not Easy Being Green: The Paradox of Obama’s Climate Strategy

Earlier this week, President Obama stood on the edge of Alaska’s famous Exit Glacier in the marquee moment of his Alaska trip. Before a crowd of reporters and local public officials, he emphasized the remarkable toll that climate change has taken on the glacier, noting that “We need to make...

Read more

Keystone XL: an Extra-Large Moment for the Climate Action Plan

On January 31, the U.S. State Department released its final Environmental Impact Statement regarding the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. If the proposal from Canadian oil corporation TransCanada is approved, construction will begin on the 875-mile pipeline extension that would start in Alberta, Canada before stretching through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska,...

Read more