North Korea, Vanderbilt University, and You

North Korea, Vanderbilt University, and You

519 Vanderbilt undergraduate students and their families currently reside in the known range of a North Korean nuclear missile. With Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un dominating headlines, escalating tensions seemingly place Vanderbilt lives at a very real risk, causing concern for many students. “I follow a lot of politics stuff...

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Is the Vanderbilt Meal Plan Worth It?

Is the Vanderbilt Meal Plan Worth It?

For the past decade, Vanderbilt Campus Dining has been winning awards at an impressive rate, achieving a top 15 ranking for best college food every year since 2013. With 24 different locations on campus for students to get a meal anytime during the school year. Vanderbilt Campus Dining offers a wide...

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Future VU: No more parking on Greek Row?

Future VU: No more parking on Greek Row?

In March 2017, the Vanderbilt student body received a letter regarding the beginning of the implementation of the university’s most recent land use program, Future VU, based in the administration’s Academic Strategic Plan. Focusing specifically on efforts such as diversity and inclusion, campus environment, trans-institutional collaboration, sustainability, and the communal...

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Scrape-Your-Plate Day 

Scrape-Your-Plate Day 

A half-eaten sandwich, a cookie missing one bite, and a pile of breakfast potatoes mosey down the tray return to join a heap of other wasted food friends. I’ve often tried to mentally piece together those slices of cake, those bagels, those grape vines, and visualize what Vanderbilt’s post-consumer waste...

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Vandy First Years & Their Quest for the Fake: Purchasing Fake IDs

Vandy First Years & Their Quest for the Fake: Purchasing Fake IDs

Note: All students who currently have or will obtain a fake identification (ID) in the article spoke to VPR under the condition of anonymity. The gender of pseudonyms used throughout the article has no bearing on the actual genders and identities of the article’s sources. Every week, Broadway’s streets are...

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Sex for No Student Debt?

Sex for No Student Debt?

$63,532.  The annual total cost of attending Vanderbilt University.   Although 70% of Vanderbilt students come from top 20% of family incomes in the United States, many students walking across campus are struggling to afford the cost of higher education. How do most students afford this extravagant price tag?  Some undergraduates...

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Lessons from an Auschwitz Survivor

Lessons from an Auschwitz Survivor

On Tuesday night, an 88-year-old Auschwitz survivor named Roman Kent came to Vanderbilt to share the story of his life throughout the Holocaust. During the war, Kent was imprisoned in the Lodz Ghetto and various concentration camps, persecuted for his Jewish heritage. Kent has since shared his story as a...

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White Supremacist Posters Found in Stevenson Library at Vanderbilt

White Supremacist Posters Found in Stevenson Library at Vanderbilt

Today, posters blatantly supporting white supremacy were found hanging in a Stevenson study room—a Stevenson study room that is frequently visited by Muslim students of our community. The posters feature an older white man pointing Uncle Sam style, and read: Men of the West Don’t give in to hate Love...

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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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Campaign Contributions of Vanderbilt Faculty and Staff in 2016

Campaign Contributions of Vanderbilt Faculty and Staff in 2016

Perhaps due to its location in the south as well as generalizations as to who has historically gone to the school, Vanderbilt has always had the reputation of being conservative relative to other elite universities, in terms of the faculty, the students, or the administration. However, how much weight does...

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