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Mars, Kissinger, jazz among rich topics for Vanderbilt Osher fall term

Aug. 17, 2018—The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt will offer fall classes about life on Mars, the 2018 midterms, American gun culture, and an Oz Arts production on human connections to the environment.

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Study: Transparency, competition key to improving legislators’ performance

May. 2, 2018—Politicians will work harder at their jobs when their performance is reported to constituents early in their terms—but only where there’s a degree of competition from rival parties.

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Using game theory to predict cyberattacks on elections and voting machines

Feb. 27, 2017—New algorithm can help identify vulnerable polling stations and spot tampering after the fact.

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Understanding political polarization in legislatures

Feb. 8, 2017—Too many safe seats, partisan voters and "wave" elections all influence how polarized a legislature is.

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Political scientist, NBC election analyst hosts Twitter Q&A July 19

Jul. 13, 2016—Josh Clinton, co-director of Vanderbilt's Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, answers your questions about the 2016 presidential campaigns, the Republican and Democratic national conventions, and more.

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Slamming Latinos motivates many of them to register and vote

Mar. 17, 2016—Presidential candidate Donald Trump may be inadvertently tapping into a phenomenon that is energizing U.S. Latinos against him when he talks of sending illegal immigrants home and building a wall blocking off Mexico.

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Mayoral candidates square off on campus

Aug. 24, 2015—Mayoral candidates Megan Barry and David Fox presented contrasting visions for Nashville's future, as well as different descriptions of the past eight years of the city's fiscal management, during a run-off debate Aug. 24 at Vanderbilt University’s Ingram Hall at the Blair School of Music.

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Early voting for Metro runoff election begins Aug. 21

Aug. 19, 2015—The general runoff election for Nashville and Davidson County is set for Thursday, Sept. 10. Early voting runs Aug. 21 through Aug. 26 at the Howard Office Building, 700 2nd Ave. S., then from Aug. 27 through Sept. 5 at all regular early voting locations.

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Metro candidates enjoy ‘cool picnic’ with Vanderbilt community

Jul. 17, 2015—Approximately a thousand people, including 59 candidates appearing on the Metro Nashville Aug. 6 election ballot, enjoyed a "meet and greet" picnic at the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center July 16.

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Nashville’s first political ad war is coming

Apr. 7, 2015—Television viewers in Nashville will soon witness the first serious political ad war for the top Metro job, says Vanderbilt political scientist John Geer.

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Vanderbilt experts can speak about election results

Nov. 5, 2014—John Geer, Marc Hetherington and Bruce Oppenheimer of Vanderbilt University are available to comment on the Nov. 4 election.

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Middle Tennessee primary elections scheduled for May 6

Apr. 30, 2014—Primary elections in several counties across Middle Tennessee will be held Tuesday, May 6. Vote and make your voice heard. A change in state law now requires voters to have Tennessee-issued or federal government-issued identification in order to cast a ballot. Acceptable identification includes a Tennessee driver’s license with your photo, a United States passport,...

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