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One issue often predicts presidential election outcomes

Oct. 20, 2011—If the real disposable incomes of voters are growing - even modestly - in the six months before Election Day, President Obama is likely to win. If they aren’t, he is likely to lose, according to political scientist Larry Bartels.

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Results instead of revenge: A new plan for juvenile justice

Oct. 13, 2011—The struggle against juvenile crime may come down to one simple question, says a Vanderbilt University researcher: Do we want revenge or do we want results? If we want results, says legal expert Christopher Slobogin, we should dramatically reform the system to stress community-based treatment over incarceration.

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Vanderbilt doubles current world record for vaccinations

Oct. 12, 2011—On Oct. 12, Vanderbilt University more than doubled the current world record for the total number of vaccinations given in an eight-hour period. From 6:50 a.m. until 2:50 p.m., 12,647 university and medical center faculty, staff and students received free influenza vaccinations at Flulapalooza, a mass vaccination drill and simultaneous attempt to break the current Guinness world record. By the time the event ended around 7 p.m., more than 14,000 total vaccinations had been dispensed.

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Historian: Occupy Wall Street movement right on time in new Gilded Age

Oct. 11, 2011—The Occupy Wall Street movement could offer a similar opportunity to left-wing politicians as the Tea Party movement did to the right, says a Vanderbilt University historian.

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Blumstein: court should strike down Medicaid expansion

Oct. 5, 2011—The Supreme Court should strike down President Obama’s proposed expansion of Medicaid, says James F. Blumstein of Vanderbilt University Law School.

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Electric vehicle charging station coming to campus

Oct. 3, 2011—Vanderbilt University has teamed with the Electric Power Research Institute and the Tennessee Valley Authority to build an integrated solar-assisted electric vehicle charging station on campus.

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Vanderbilt No. 17 for third straight year in U.S. News poll

Sep. 13, 2011—Vanderbilt University was named the 17th best national university in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, the third consecutive year it has held that position.

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Where Were You on 9/11?

Sep. 9, 2011—It has been a decade since the 9/11 terrorists attacks, in which more than 3,000 people died at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania. But time has not fully healed the wound: Don’t we all remember where we were that day? The View invited members of the Vanderbilt community to share their stories, and we have captured a few of them here.

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Talking to children about 9/11

Sep. 8, 2011—“There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach for talking to your kids about this or any other catastrophic event,” says Vanderbilt professor of psychology Tedra Walden.

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National Book Award winners to read from work at Vanderbilt

Sep. 6, 2011—Terrance Hayes and Jaimy Gordon, who each won the National Book Award last spring, will read from their work Sept. 22 at Vanderbilt University as part of the Creative Writing Program’s Gertrude and Harold S. Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series.

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Patrick Fischer, former computer science chair, dies

Aug. 26, 2011—Patrick Fischer, who helped build the Department of Computer Science at Vanderbilt University, died Aug. 26 in hospice care in Montgomery County, Md. He was 75.

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Landmark law and neuroscience network expands at Vanderbilt

Aug. 24, 2011—Vanderbilt University has been awarded a $4.85 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to manage the newly established MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience.

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