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Vanderbilt experts available to discuss State of the Union

Jan. 24, 2018—A number of Vanderbilt University experts will be available to media in the days leading up to and after the State of the Union speech Jan. 30 to discuss a variety of topics that could be addressed during President Trump’s address next Tuesday. Will Trump “talk tough” about immigration? Vanessa Beasley, associate professor of communications...

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‘Liberal’ government agencies will lose more managers in the age of Trump

Feb. 14, 2017—A new Republican president could mean a challenge to retain federal employees at government agencies that skew liberal

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Vanderbilt experts can talk about inauguration and transition

Jan. 12, 2017—President-elect Donald Trump will be inaugurated Jan. 20. Several Vanderbilt professors have opinions about the inauguration and transition.

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Expert: Overhaul of ‘crazy’ presidential appointee system needed

Nov. 4, 2016—Overhaul of how political federal employees are appointed is urgently needed, says Vanderbilt Professor David Lewis

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Hetherington wins prestigious book award

Apr. 15, 2016—Vanderbilt's Marc Hetherington will be awarded the Alexander L. George Book Award at the July meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology.

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Vanderbilt researcher: It’s time for civil service reform

Jul. 16, 2015—An extensive new survey of federal executives led by Vanderbilt's David E. Lewis has resulted in suggestions on how the civil service system can be improved.

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Federal managers speak out on problems with underperforming employees, firing, hiring and promotions in their agencies

Jul. 7, 2015—Vanderbilt will host a news conference Thursday, July 16, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to disclose results of a survey of federal executives.

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Stassun wins Branscomb Award at Spring Faculty Assembly

Mar. 31, 2015—Five faculty awards were handed out March 31 during Spring Faculty Assembly, including the Harvie Branscomb Distinguished Professor Award.

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State of the Union address – Vanderbilt experts available

Jan. 19, 2015—President Obama is set to talk to the nation on Jan. 20 for his State of the Union address. Vanderbilt has an array of experts available to comment.

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Kudos: Read about faculty awards and achievements

Jan. 15, 2015—Read the latest roundup of Vanderbilt faculty awards and achievements.

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Restructuring congressional oversight would bring more influence to Congress

Apr. 24, 2014—When Congress gets too many hands on an issue, its influence actually decreases, researchers from the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at Vanderbilt University found.

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Partisan conflict can muddle administrative reforms

Mar. 17, 2014—Researchers analyzed data from the Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) used by the George W. Bush administration to grade the effectiveness of federal programs.

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