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How even school lunches can become a partisan issue

Feb. 17, 2020—Even a seemingly uncontroversial topic like school lunch nutrition can become politicized when the person advocating for it is a polarizing figure, finds political scientist Cindy Kam.

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Provost’s Women’s AdVancement and Equity Council town hall is Sept. 25

Sep. 13, 2019—A progress report on efforts to ensure that women engaged in research, teaching and learning at Vanderbilt are supported and succeeding will be the focus of a town hall on Sept. 25.

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Provost’s Women’s Initiative announces subcommittee members

May. 2, 2019—Faculty, students and postdocs serving on four subcommittees of the Provost’s Steering Committee for Initiatives Focusing on the Status of Women have been announced.

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Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center presents annual awards to four Vanderbilt women

Mar. 29, 2019—Four campus women dedicated to advancing the cause of gender equity at Vanderbilt were recognized on Tuesday at the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center's annual awards ceremony.

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Provost’s steering committee on women announces four areas of focus

Mar. 6, 2019—The Provost’s Steering Committee for Initiatives Focusing on the Status of Women has established four subcommittees to focus on key thematic pillars: institutionalized professional practice; campus climate; pay equity; and parental leave, childcare and family-friendly policies.

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Provost’s steering committee announced for initiative on status of women

Nov. 16, 2018—Political science professor Cindy Kam will lead a new steering committee to guide actions and areas for study for an initiative focusing on women students, faculty and postdocs, announced earlier by Provost Susan R. Wente.

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Faculty committee proposes plan for investment in graduate education and research

Jun. 1, 2017—Following a collaborative rapid cycle process, an ad hoc faculty committee has released a report identifying four proposed thematic areas for future investment in graduate education and research at Vanderbilt.

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Provost names faculty committee to advise on major investment in graduate education and research

Jan. 25, 2017—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has appointed a seven-member faculty committee to synthesize ideas submitted by each school and college into a set of recommendations for significant new investments in graduate education and research at Vanderbilt.

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The Science of Politics: Vanderbilt experts put their theories to the test in the 2016 election

Aug. 10, 2016—To say that this has been a crazy year in politics is a laugh-out-loud understatement. We turn to the experts in Vanderbilt’s renowned political science department for insight not only into the 2016 presidential race, but also into the future of U.S. politics itself.

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House of Commodores

Aug. 10, 2016—Whatever your political leanings, the acidic divisiveness between—and among—parties in this election cycle has left little for anyone to love. Luckily, I got a break from the daily shouting matches about finger lengths, email servers and Bernie Bros by digging into some of the fascinating, reasoned research around presidential politics being produced by members of Vanderbilt’s esteemed political science department for this issue’s cover story.

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Trump’s ethnocentrism will bring voters to the polls, pro and con

May. 26, 2016—Ethnocentrism, a term explained in a 2009 book by Vanderbilt's Cindy Kam, is showing up in a major way as a driver in the campaign of Donald Trump.

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Nine professors honored at endowed chair holder celebration

Sep. 9, 2015—The extraordinary achievements of nine Vanderbilt endowed chair holders were lauded at a Sept. 8 celebration during which generous donors were thanked.

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