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Attack Ads: Media Beware

Nov. 2, 2011—Attack ads are already hitting the airwaves during this presidential election. John Geer, who wrote the book In Defense of Negativity which analyzes negative ads during the 1960-2004 presidential campaigns, discusses the media’s role in the attack ad wars. View 2012 election expertise information for John Geer >> Visit election VU to find all Vanderbilt...

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Why is there Polarization in Congress?

Oct. 28, 2011—If you think that the word ‘compromise’ is a lost art in Congress, you are right. Marc Hetherington, professor of politcial science and co-author of the book Authoritarianism and Polarization in American Politics, tells us why our political leaders are digging in their heels. View 2012 election expertise information for Marc Hetherington » Visit ElectionVU...

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Reclaiming America’s faith and promise

Jul. 1, 2011—Vanderbilt University professor of law and political science Carol Swain believes that America’s departure from our founding fathers’ Judeo-Christian roots has come at a cost politically, socially and morally.

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An expensive abuse of justice? Why current habeas corpus must be reformed

May. 31, 2011—The legal safeguard habeas corpus is being used in ways it was never intended, resulting in a costly waste of scarce legal resources and taxpayer dollars, according to two researchers who have studied thousands of habeas cases.

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TIPSHEET: Vanderbilt expert able to comment on DREAM Act

Dec. 6, 2010—As members of Congress spar over whether or not to provide tuition benefits and a path to legalization to undocumented students through the DREAM Act, an examination of the nation’s first state-level “dream act” indicates such policy effectively boosts college enrollment by these students.

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Video: Fingers detect typos even when conscious brain doesn’t

Oct. 28, 2010—Media contact: Melanie Moran (615) 322-NEWS melanie.moran@vanderbilt.ed

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Video: What should BP’s new CEO do now?

Oct. 18, 2010—BP’s long summer battling one of the world’s most disastrous oil spills may be over. But as Robert Dudley assumes the role of BP’s next chief executive on Oct. 1, he faces years of rebuilding – both along the Gulf Coast and within the company. The Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management hosted a panel...

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Video: Pay for Performance Results

Sep. 22, 2010—Vanderbilt researcher Matthew Springer presented his findings on the first scientific study measuring whether teacher bonuses alone raised student test scores. Educators from throughout the country attended the “Evaluating Rewarding Educator Effectiveness” conference in Nashville where the results were given Sept. 21. Read the news release. Watch the full announcement with Q&A. Media Contact: Melanie...

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Video: Interview with Matthew Springer: Results of nation’s first test of teacher performance

Sep. 21, 2010—Read the news release. Media Contact: Melanie Moran, (615) 322-NEWS melanie.moran@vanderbilt.edu

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Watch: Vanderbilt expert discusses death penalty

Dec. 3, 2009—Watch Christopher Slobogin, Milton Underwood Professor of Law at Vanderbilt, discuss the death penalty and government's ability to implement it fairly.

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Video: Terrorist warnings affect political attitudes, says Vanderbilt researcher (part 2)

Sep. 2, 2009—Watch video of Elizabeth Zechmeister, assistant professor of political science at Vanderbilt University, speaking about terrorist warnings affecting political attitudes.

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Video: Terrorist warnings affect political attitudes, says Vanderbilt researcher (part 1)

Sep. 2, 2009—Watch video of Elizabeth Zechmeister, assistant professor of political science at Vanderbilt University, speaking about terrorist warnings affecting political attitudes.

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