Vanderbilt Students Launch Week-Long Fast in Protest of Wendy’s

Vanderbilt Students Launch Week-Long Fast in Protest of Wendy’s

A group of Vanderbilt students are fasting this week as part of a nation-wide protest against fast food chain Wendy’s over alleged worker’s rights violations. The students, totaling twelve in all, started fasting on April 18th and plan to continue fasting until April 25th. The fast will culminate in a...

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And The World Will Know: Vanderbilt Adjunct Faculty Attempt to Unionize

And The World Will Know: Vanderbilt Adjunct Faculty Attempt to Unionize

“We, the undersigned, have pledged to build a better Vanderbilt.  We have pledged to build a union.” Nearly 100 Vanderbilt University contracted professors, also called adjunct or not tenure-track professors, have organized to begin the process of forming a union. They have petitioned the National Labor Relations Board to hold...

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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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To Protect And To Serve

When police officers in Ferguson killed Michael Brown, they renewed an emotionally charged discussion about police brutality against minorities. Thousands took to the streets to express their outrage, which at first focused on these racial tensions. The discussion over racial inequality is an important one, but the police reaction to...

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