Aug. 23, 2011—Rebel leaders need to keep in mind what Iraqi leaders did well and not so well after overthrowing Saddam Hussein’s regime, according to Mike Newton, a Vanderbilt University international criminal law expert and adviser to the Iraqi government and the Iraqi Special Tribunal.
Jul. 22, 2011—Education experts from the Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development are available for back-to-school interviews.
May. 3, 2011—Domestic issues are likely to trump foreign policy successes in determining Barack Obama’s chances for re-election, says historian Thomas Alan Schwartz.
Feb. 4, 2011—The legal debate over President Obama’s health care law – specifically whether the insurance requirement in the law goes beyond Congress’s authority and is thus unconstitutional – is likely to go to the Supreme Court. Vanderbilt University Law School and the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management have experts who can weigh in on the debate and the future of health care in America.
Jan. 24, 2011—Vanderbilt experts are available to comment on the State of the Union address.
Jan. 11, 2011—[Vanderbilt has a 24/7 video and audio studio with a dedicated fiber optic line and ISDN line. Use of the TV studio with Vanderbilt experts is free, except for reserving fiber time.] Blaming the Tea Party or heated political rhetoric in general for the Tucson mass shooting would be the wrong response to a terrible...
Tipsheet: State legislators pushing to limit power of public-employee unions could deal major blow to labor movement, widen income gap, slow pay gains for women
Jan. 6, 2011—“Efforts to weaken unions and cut wages and benefits among state and local government workers in the U.S. will reduce worker bargaining power and widen the gap between the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ in the nation," says sociology professor Dan Cornfield.
Dec. 17, 2010—One of the unintended side effects of holiday traditions is the significant increase in waste and over-consumption of natural resources. SustainVU offers a Holiday Greening Guide with tips on everything from wrapping gifts to cooking a turkey dinner.
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.
Nov. 19, 2010—“Bush Republicanism did as much to breathe life into the Tea Party Rebellion as did Obama Democracy,” according to Vanderbilt University historian Gary Gerstle.
Nov. 3, 2010—[Vanderbilt has a 24/7 video and audio studio with a dedicated fiber optic line and ISDN line. Use of the TV studio with Vanderbilt experts is free, except for reserving fiber time.] Voters didn’t always look at incumbents’ political records: The continued weak economy, widespread public distrust and massive spending by special interest groups all...
Oct. 18, 2010—Expect the campaign rhetoric to sizzle the last two weeks before the 2010 midterms, says John Geer, chair and Distinguished Professor of Political Science.