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Author: Ann Marie Deer Owens

Why tech-savvy political candidates still need old-fashioned yard signs

Jul. 25, 2011—A Vanderbilt political science study offers fairly conclusive evidence that, in low-information races, a candidate’s name recognition alone positively affects voter support.

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Large turnout at Meet the Candidates Community Picnic

Jul. 13, 2011—Vanderbilt’s Meet the Candidates Community Picnic on July 13 drew approximately 60 local candidates running on the upcoming ballot including Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, Vice Mayor Diane Neighbors and many citizens who are running in the council district and at-large races.

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Meet the Candidates Community Picnic is July 13

Jul. 7, 2011—Vanderbilt University will host the 2011 Meet the Candidates Community Picnic on July 13 to connect voters with candidates running in the upcoming Davidson County election.

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Student Media Hall of Fame 2011 class named

Jun. 15, 2011—Five Vanderbilt University alumni who made their mark as student journalists and distinguished themselves through professions that include author, baseball writer, legal counsel, publisher and radio executive will be inducted Oct. 21 into the Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame.

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Religious bias still hurdle for presidential candidates, study shows

Jun. 2, 2011—Research by Vanderbilt and Claremont political scientists show a significant number of American voters remain biased against Mormons and other religious minorities.

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Domestic partisan politics remain key to presidential election

May. 3, 2011—Domestic issues are likely to trump foreign policy successes in determining Barack Obama’s chances for re-election, says historian Thomas Alan Schwartz.

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Pat Schroeder: “24 Years of House Work…and the Place is Still a Mess”

May. 2, 2011—Watch video of Pat Schroeder speaking at Vanderbilt April 29. Schroeder, an outspoken advocate for women’s and family issues while serving in the U.S. House of Representatives for 24 years, spoke at Vanderbilt University’s Central Library. The former congresswoman’s talk was titled “24 Years of House Work…and the Place Is Still a Mess.” From 1972...

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Students’ perspectives on books showcased at Vanderbilt Library

Apr. 29, 2011—The role of language and books in current culture and the impact of reading material on personal experiences are among the themes for the installations, titled “heard mentality.”

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From Jim Crow to the March on Washington: Alumni authors look back on the beginnings of a movement

Apr. 25, 2011—Eric Etheridge, Charles Euchner and Alex Heard – three Vanderbilt University alumni who have written important books about the early years of the Civil Rights Movement – returned to their alma mater for a discussion and book signing on April 21. Watch video of “From Jim Crow to the March on Washington: Alumni Authors Look Back on the...

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Stephen Ash: “William G. Brownlow, Saint or Sinner? A Fresh Look at one of Tennessee’s Most Controversial Civil War Figures”

Apr. 25, 2011—Watch video of Stephen Ash discussing “William G. Brownlow, Saint or Sinner? A Fresh Look at one of Tennessee’s Most Controversial Civil War Figures” April 21. Ash, professor of history at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is author of The Black Experience in the Civil War South and Firebrand of Liberty: The Story of Two Black Regiments That Changed...

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Colombian politician to discuss citizenship culture at Vanderbilt

Apr. 22, 2011—Quirky Colombian politician to discuss citizenship culture during talk sponsored by Center for Latin American Studies.

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Winning name for Vanderbilt library café underscores its purpose

Apr. 21, 2011—After a Vanderbilt libraries survey of students, faculty staff and alumni generated more than 1,200 responses, the new café in Central Library has been named Food for Thought.

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