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Eight students chosen as newest class of Ingram Scholars

Feb. 22, 2012—Eight incoming first-year students have been chosen as the newest members of the Ingram Scholarship program. The eight are among 942 high school seniors who applied for the prestigious program. Members of the new class are John Alexander Bogdon of Orlando, Fla.; Bridget Lorraine Claborn of Omaha, Neb.; Juan Felipe Diaz Gutierrez of Bogota, Colombia;...

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Vanderbilt political scientists say Bush legacy will likely improve

Feb. 20, 2012—George W. Bush can probably look forward to an upswing in popularity as time goes by, say two Vanderbilt political scientists. A poll by CBS News and The New York Times near the end of Bush’s 2001-2009 presidency showed his approval rating at 22 percent, making him one of the most unpopular departing presidents in history.

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Sociologist Laura Carpenter delves into the intricacies of intimacy

Feb. 14, 2012—Meet sociology professor Laura Carpenter, Vanderbilt's resident "sexpert." Her research interests include virginity loss and how chronic illness affects the sex lives of patients.

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Vanderbilt expert available to comment on ‘No Child Left Behind’ waivers

Feb. 9, 2012—Vanderbilt University researcher Ron Zimmer says many states are seeking No Child Left Behind waivers because states are required to raise the bar on the number of students reaching proficiency standards.

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Vanderbilt applications up from all regions for fall 2012

Feb. 3, 2012—Vanderbilt University has received a record 28,306 undergraduate applications for the fall 2012 semester, 3,658 (15 percent) more than at the same time last year.

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Students, administrators discuss nondiscrimination policy at Furman

Feb. 1, 2012—A highly charged atmosphere gradually evolved into a thoughtful and heartfelt discussion of the issues Jan. 31 in Furman Hall during a town hall meeting about Vanderbilt's nondiscrimination policy.

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High court’s GPS decision sidesteps larger privacy question: Vanderbilt expert

Jan. 24, 2012—The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that a search warrant is needed to plant a physical tracking device on a vehicle. But only four members of the court – not a majority – were willing to go further and hold that continuously monitoring such a device for a month is also a search.

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Supreme Court should strike down Medicaid expansion: Vanderbilt expert

Jan. 20, 2012—Vanderbilt law professor James F. Blumstein has filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court arguing that President Obama’s proposed expansion of Medicaid would put too much of an unforeseeable burden on the states.

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Bias against Mormonism may not keep Romney out of White House

Jan. 18, 2012—New Vanderbilt research shows that though the Republican base is generally biased against Mormonism, Mitt Romney’s religion would not hurt his chances among the GOP faithful as a presidential candidate in the general election.

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Internet anti-piracy legislation is flawed, says Vanderbilt professor

Jan. 18, 2012—Protesters of proposed anti-piracy legislation being considered by Congress are right when they say the measures as written threaten the rights of Internet companies and consumers, said Daniel Gervais, co-director of the Vanderbilt Intellectual Property Program.

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Vanderbilt expert: Obama trying to send message about judicious spending

Jan. 13, 2012—Vanderbilt political scientist David E. Lewis says a move for authority to shrink the federal government by President Obama is an attempt to preempt Republican challenger Mitt Romney from positioning himself as the candidate associated with government efficiency.

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Vanderbilt professor reacts to video of alleged Marines in Afghanistan

Jan. 12, 2012—Video purporting to show four U.S. marines urinating on dead Afghani fighters, if verified, would clearly fall under the category of a war crime, says a Vanderbilt University law professor.

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