Institute at Vanderbilt University strives to keep promising black students on track; Two-week program runs until July 20
Jul. 12, 2007—Four young men stand on the edge of a stage, eyes closed and backs facing the room. More young men stand below, some poised for action and others distracted with horseplay.
Jul. 6, 2007—In a court of law, a person is innocent until proven guilty. But when a person's photograph and arrest information are posted on television newscasts, newspapers, radio reports and Web sites, he or she is essentially being painted as a criminal before being tried by a judge or jury. That's the opinion of University Professor of Constitutional Law & Health Law & Policy James Blumstein. Blumstein is going to U.S. District Court on July 11 to convince a judge to enforce a 33-year-old court order that bans Nashville Metro Police from giving out raw arrest information.
Jul. 3, 2007—The recent school desegregation decisions handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court drive home three important lessons.
Jul. 2, 2007—Vanderbilt University's "Meet the Candidates" picnic on July 19 is expected to be one of the largest and most colorful political gatherings prior to the Metropolitan Nashville General Election. Live streaming video of the picnic will be available on VUCast, http://www.vanderbilt.edu/news, beginning at 11:30 a.m. that day. Archived video will be available after the event
Jul. 2, 2007—An Op-ed by Claire Smrekar, associate professor of education and public policy, on the recent U. S. Supreme Court ruling regarding race-based assignment plans for the school districts of Louisville, Ky. and Seattle, Wash.
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Named State’s Only Stand-alone Pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center
Jun. 29, 2007—On July 2, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt will begin operating the state's first pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center at a children's hospital.
Jun. 28, 2007—Anthropologists working on the slopes of the Andes in northern Peru have discovered the earliest-known evidence of peanut, cotton and squash farming dating back 5,000 to 9,000 years. Their findings provide long-sought-after evidence that some of the early development of agriculture in the New World took place at farming settlements in the Andes.
Jun. 28, 2007—After the Nashville Predators ended their best regular NHL season on the ice with 110 points, absentee owner Craig Liepold (Racine, Wis.) soon sold the proud Preds to Canadian Jim Balsillie (BlackBerry techno-preneur from Hamilton, Ontario) for a cool $220 million.
Jun. 27, 2007—Today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling to allow issues ads funded by corporations and labor unions to air close to an election has major implications for the 2008 presidential campaign, according to Vanderbilt University political scientist John Geer.
Jun. 26, 2007—The director of investments at Emory University was named chief investment officer at Vanderbilt University, responsible for managing its $3.4 billion endowment.
Jun. 26, 2007—The United States Supreme Court is set to make decisions on a number of hotly debated cases and a diverse group of Vanderbilt University experts is ready to talk about those cases.