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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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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Study Finds That White Banners Hung From Frat Houses Cure Mental Illness

Study Finds That White Banners Hung From Frat Houses Cure Mental Illness

In a stunning finding from Vanderbilt Medical Center, mental illness is on its way to being cured on Vanderbilt’s campus. A team of researchers at the medical center investigated the impact of mental health initiatives being led by fraternities and sororities on Vanderbilt’s campus and found that they are wildly...

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April 23 Repeal Date for Net Neutrality Looms, Uncertainty Remains

April 23 Repeal Date for Net Neutrality Looms, Uncertainty Remains

Net neutrality is a term that has been in the political lexicon for almost 15 years. For many though, it has only entered their consciousness in the wake of heated debates over its repeal. Vanderbilt students, like millions of their peers around the country, have become poster children for the...

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Why It’s Time to Resist Wall Street and Embrace National Service

Why It’s Time to Resist Wall Street and Embrace National Service

Ask Vanderbilt students their post-graduation plans and you will typically receive a response consisting of consulting, banking, or engineering. You are far less likely to encounter students who plan to volunteer, teach, or join the public and foreign service after leaving school. This is hardly unique to Vanderbilt; top schools around...

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Vanderbilt Greek Life’s Money Problem

Vanderbilt Greek Life’s Money Problem

A recent New York Times article cast doubt over higher education’s promise of opportunity and social mobility, putting Vanderbilt’s own inequity front and center.  The article cited research from “The Equality of Opportunity Project” which found that Vanderbilt was one of 38 schools that had more students from the top...

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Mendelson: the Sanctuary Campus protesters owe Chancellor Zeppos an apology

Mendelson: the Sanctuary Campus protesters owe Chancellor Zeppos an apology

While many rejoiced at the anticipated shakeup that a Trump presidency would bring, a large portion of America perceived his win as both a threat to American democracy and to personal security. Many, particularly college students, were spurred to action. Though Vanderbilt’s campus is sometimes thought of as politically passive,...

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