VSG Senate Updates
Last week the Senate passed two pieces of legislation on behalf of the student body that should be highlighted. The first is in support of Vanderbilt University’s dining workers and facility staff. The second works towards first steps in renaming buildings that are inconsistent with the values of Vanderbilt University.
A Resolution Supporting Vanderbilt Campus Dining and Facility Staff
- Vanderbilt Student Government strongly supports Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 386 (LiUNA 386) demands for higher wages, non-wage benefits, and greater investment for training and career advancement for Vanderbilt employees.
A Resolution for the Renaming of Campus Buildings Inconsistent with Vanderbilt’s Values
- Vanderbilt Student Government communications will begin referring to Calhoun Hall, McTyeire Hall, Garland Hall, and Elliston Hall as the Social Sciences Hall, the International House, the Humanities Hall, and Warren College Hall East, respectively. VSG will establish a task force to evaluate all other campus buildings for their consistency with our values of diversity and inclusion. VSG will promote these new names until the University creates new replacements.
The Senate will also be having town halls over the next two days. Today, November 10th, there will be a table at the Rand Wall from 11am to 2pm. Tomorrow, November 11th, the table will be set up in the Commons Center from 11am to 2pm. Please stop by to ask questions, give feedback, voice your concerns, and let us know how VSG can best serve you.
Winter Clothing Drive
In a partnership between VSG, the Vanderbilt NAACP Community Service Committee, and PersistVU, we will be collecting donations for winter clothing.You can donate during our tabling sessions in Sarratt Promenade- we will be out from Monday the 15th to Friday the 19th from 11 am to 2 pm.
VPB Speakers Event with Ben Crump
Join VPB Speakers this Monday, November 15th, at 7:00 pm for our fall speakers event featuring America’s leading civil rights attorney Ben Crump. Ben Crump has been at the heartbeat of the movement against police brutality and has represented the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Nakia Jones, Danny Ray Thomas, Stephon Clark as well as the residents of Flint Michigan. This is going to be an amazing event that you do not want to miss out on.
Please sign up using this link. All Vanderbilt students and faculty are welcome.
Have a great rest of the week,
Jansen Hammock, VSG Director of Communications