Friday, December 9

Opinion

<strong>How far is a grocery store from your home? Dr. Schlundt’s research reveals alarming results on food deserts as an economic factor of health outcomes.</strong>
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How far is a grocery store from your home? Dr. Schlundt’s research reveals alarming results on food deserts as an economic factor of health outcomes.

By: Iris An  Take a moment, and try to picture the area where you grew up: How far is it to go to a grocery store which provides healthy foods, such as fresh fruit, vegetables, grains, protein foods, and dairy? If it’s a bit far, considering the car and gas price, how affordable is the driving?How often can you go to grocery stores that provide healthy food Now, think about your family’s diet habit:  How often do you consume healthy food? Is it daily, weekly, or seldom?  Food deserts are residential areas that provide poor access to healthful foods, and that largely consist of low-income residents who face transportation barriers to traveling outside their neighborhoods for full-service grocery stores.  Accord­ing to the USDA’s food access...
FirstBank and Vanderbilt: Partners into the Future 
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FirstBank and Vanderbilt: Partners into the Future 

By Lexi Blakes If you have been tuning into campus events since the start of the semester, you probably heard of this historic partnership between Vanderbilt University and FirstBank. As of August 29th, 2022, the Vanderbilt Stadium has been renamed “FirstBank Stadium”. This partnership comes with naming rights and a campus collaboration agreement, serving as the first step of the “Vandy United Initiative”. This initiative promises a complete renovation of athletic facilities with renderings of the new tennis center, which will be renamed “Lummis Family Tennis Center”, already available as of September 8, 2022.  There has always been money to be made in athletics and companies have been emerging from every industry to get a piece of the profit and publicity. It seems...
It’s Time to Actually Reopen The Pub
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It’s Time to Actually Reopen The Pub

By: Shane Mumma Image: Photo taken by Shane Mumma during one of The Pub’s pop-up February 2022 events “It was one of the most popular places on campus,” Vanderbilt Student Government (VSG) Senator and graduating senior Joshua Kayiwa said of The Pub, “Even pre-pandemic, you’d have to order ahead to get your meal. That’s how popular it was.” Colloquially known around campus simply as ‘The Pub,’ The Pub at Overcup Oak above Rand dining hall has become a legend known only to a shrinking portion of the Vanderbilt population. Shuttered since the Spring 2020 semester with the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the beloved Pub is yet to make a full, triumphant return to campus. With such a long hiatus, only current juniors and seniors (excluding transfer students who came after the pande...
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: A Few Lessons on Leadership
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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: A Few Lessons on Leadership

By: Dave Ghosh Picture taken by Aziz Medhioub Dear Vanderbilt, My name is Dave Ghosh, and I have served as the Division Head and Editor in Chief of the Vanderbilt Business Review (VBR) since its inception nearly three years ago. Yesterday, I stepped down from my position, ending what was an unbelievable run and opening the door for what I know will be a remarkable second phase for the journal. As I reflect on my time with VBR, I find myself experiencing mixed emotions. On one hand, I am one step closer to starting a post-college adulthood that surely will be exhilarating. At the same time, I am letting go of an organization that made my time at Vanderbilt special. An organization that defined my time at Vanderbilt. My purpose in writing this letter is not to narrate my ...
Principles of Self-Investment: Professor Gary Kimball’s Take on Finance and Fulfillment
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Principles of Self-Investment: Professor Gary Kimball’s Take on Finance and Fulfillment

By: Benjamin Lee On Wednesday, March 24th, Professor Gary R. Kimball was prepared to give a talk to the Vanderbilt Finance Club over Zoom concerning his extensive experience in finance. However, he ended up providing much more than that, delineating worthwhile lessons applicable across many facets of life. Below are five key takeaways from his  presentation.   Lesson 1: Do what fulfills you.   Both management consulting and investment banking are “fabulous ways to start your career” and “lead to nice opportunities.” At the same time, they lead down “a rigorous career path,” and while they can be “incredibly lucrative… like a lot of jobs, the first few years out of school are going to involve a lot of hours.” With this in mind, Professor Kimball has observed that it is all to...
An Inside Look at the Recruitment Process at Business Fraternity AKPsi
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An Inside Look at the Recruitment Process at Business Fraternity AKPsi

By: Jaime Svinth As a university with no undergraduate business school, Vanderbilt leaves many students yearning for the business mentorship, comradery, and networking given at other institutions. Enter: business fraternity student organizations. Delta Sigma Pi and Alpha Kappa Psi are two business fraternity organizations on campus started by students to bring together those interested in pursuing careers in the business world.  Another semester means another pledge class for business fraternity AKPsi, and another chance for business-minded students to join an organization that bolsters their passion.  Here’s a Vanderbilt Business Review interview with recruitment chair Emilio Karakey to give you the insight you need to ace your spring 2021 application. Karakey is a jun...
OPINION: The Value of an MBA
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OPINION: The Value of an MBA

There was a time when a Master’s in Business Administration – simply known as an “MBA” – was the degree to pursue. Regardless of price, it gave people a chance to pursue a high-earning career of their choice. If one felt trapped by a job and wanted a breath of fresh air, an MBA provided them the opportunity to switch to something else. If one wanted to maximize their wages but could not do so with their present job, an MBA allowed them to increase their earnings. Schools continue to advertise the degree as one that can propel someone to management and comfortable living, as evidenced by Harvard Business School’s statistics which shows that students received a $148,750 median salary. This statistic, along with the fact that many CEOs of the top companies have an MBA, suggests that it is st...
Socialism the New Theft of the Left…Hoping to Put You All in Debt or Simply What’s Best For the Rest?
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Socialism the New Theft of the Left…Hoping to Put You All in Debt or Simply What’s Best For the Rest?

I encountered a twitter thread discussing the situation with Lizzo, the singer, about the potential theft of her food. If you haven’t heard, Lizzo sent a now-deleted tweet that was a screenshot of the Postmates app with a caption claiming that she had her food stolen by a Postmates driver. In the end, Lizzo would apologize, realizing she had jumped to an unfounded conclusion and it seems more likely the order was misplaced. In response, there were many people angry with the star, claiming that she should not have made such a big deal over losing food that she could repurchase. Furthermore, she should have reported the issue through the app if anything, but not have posted the identity of the driver for the world to see. The latter reasoning I can agree with, but the former idea is why...