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Immigration debate heats up: Vanderbilt experts available

Jun. 12, 2013—Congress is taking up the debate over comprehensive immigration reform yet again. Vanderbilt has a diverse array of experts researching various aspects of the immigration debate.

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Experts predict “unbanked” will face challenges getting health insurance

Jun. 3, 2013—Vanderbilt health policy expert John Graves co-authored a report that shows as many as a quarter of people eligible for subsidized health insurance under the Affordable Care Act may be shut out because they don’t have a bank account.

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New Vanderbilt Poll surveys voting Tennesseans on education, health care, more

May. 21, 2013—The latest Vanderbilt Poll shows that Tennesseans strongly support charter schools while their feelings about school vouchers are more divided.

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Copyright Act needs updating, Vanderbilt law professor testifies before Congress

May. 16, 2013—Daniel Gervais of Vanderbilt Law School told Congress that the copyright system of the United States requires “a comprehensive review and modernization" during testimony May 16.

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M. Eric Johnson named dean of Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management

Apr. 22, 2013—Former Owen Graduate School of Management professor M. Eric Johnson will return as dean beginning July 1, leaving the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

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Patronage: A political necessity and practical burden

Apr. 16, 2013—Vanderbilt researcher David Lewis says that anything that can be done to corral the use of patronage for political appointments would help the federal government to operate more efficiently.

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Women with elite education opting out of full-time careers

Apr. 8, 2013—...first-of-its-kind research by Vanderbilt professor of law and economics Joni Hersch shows that female graduates of elite undergraduate universities are working much fewer hours than their counterparts from less selective institutions.

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The trouble with car title loans is NOT people losing their cars

Apr. 1, 2013—Less than 10 percent of vehicles involved in car title loans end up being repossessed, according to a new study by a professor from Vanderbilt Law School.

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Study aimed at keeping executive expertise in government

Mar. 29, 2013—Losing experienced employees from federal service jobs can have serious consequences, and there's a good way to lessen the chances of that happening, a new study shows.

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Study of affluent Americans shows where their politics differ

Mar. 25, 2013—A study on the political habits of the wealthiest Americans found that they are active in politics, urgently concerned with cutting the national deficit and look favorably on cutting social programs.

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25th anniversary of Kurdish genocide holds lessons to prevent atrocities in Syria today

Mar. 13, 2013—This week marks the 25th anniversary of the gas attacks on the Kurdish village of Halabja, Iraq, at the hand of Saddam Hussein that killed at least 5,000 civilians. Vanderbilt University international criminal and humanitarian law expert Michael Newton says lessons learned from the Halabja attack could help the persecuted Kurds being attacked in Syria today.

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Public support for democracy endures in Venezuela

Mar. 12, 2013—The collapse of the party system and high levels of crime and corruption in Venezuela have not dimmed public support for democracy in that country, according to a survey by the Latin American Public Opinion Project at Vanderbilt.

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