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Critical election issues focus of Cal Turner Program event

Mar. 23, 2012—Key issues at the intersection of religion and American society – including health care, taxation and immigration – will be explored March 29 during “Religion and Politics 2012,” a symposium sponsored by the Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership.

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Register now for Saturday University

Jan. 19, 2012—Registration is now open for the Spring 2012 edition of Saturday University: “Immigration and Its Impact on Nashville.” Saturday University, designed to fill the niche between the single lecture and a full degree program, offers a stimulating program organized around a central theme.

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Vanderbilt experts discuss hot-button issues tied to GOP presidential debates

Jan. 12, 2012—Vanderbilt experts are available to discuss negative campaigning, religious bias among candidates, patriotism and the Bible, the GOP's stance on immigration and how to eliminate bias in political polling.

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The role the immigration debate will play through the election cycle

Nov. 28, 2011—The tenor of the immigration debate will probably change as the candidates get closer to the general election. Assistant professor of political science Efrén Pérez explains why the immigration debate is likely to evolve. View 2012 election expertise information for Efren Perez >> Visit ElectionVU to find all Vanderbilt experts on the 2012 election >>

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Researcher: Republicans are fumbling the immigration issue

Nov. 28, 2011—When the Republican presidential candidates ramp up anti-immigrant rhetoric this campaign season, they are likely to alienate conservative-leaning Latinos.

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What’s wrong with our current immigration policy?

Nov. 23, 2011—Assistant professor of political science Efrén Pérez explains what  he thinks is wrong with our current immigration policy and the immigration debate. View 2012 election expertise information for Efren Perez >> Visit election VU to find all Vanderbilt experts on the 2012 election >>

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Why some Latinos and African Americans seem like ideal Republicans, but don’t vote with the GOP.

Nov. 23, 2011—Assistant professor of political science Efrén Pérez explains why Latinos and African Americans seem like they would be ideal Republicans, but don’t vote with the GOP. View 2012 election expertise information for Efren Perez >> Visit election VU to find all Vanderbilt experts on the 2012 election >>

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Mistakes Republicans are making in attracting Latino voters, especially with the immigration issue

Nov. 23, 2011—Republicans are making serious mistakes when it comes to attracting Latino voters, especially with the immigration issue.  Assistant professor of political science Efrén Pérez explains why. View 2012 election expertise information for Efren Perez >> Visit ElectionVU to find all of Vanderbilt experts on the 2012 election >>

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VUCast: Political past revealed

Aug. 22, 2011—See some of the unique items and stories U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander reveals to Vanderbilt from his time as governor. Plus, how one Vandy professor thinks President Obama could fix the immigration issue and why VUMC is cheering!  

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In-state tuition for undocumented students not a partisan issue

Jul. 21, 2011—New research from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College finds ideology and partisanship do not play a significant role in whether a state considers extending in-state college tuition to undocumented immigrants.

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Reclaiming America’s faith and promise

Jul. 1, 2011—Vanderbilt University professor of law and political science Carol Swain believes that America’s departure from our founding fathers’ Judeo-Christian roots has come at a cost politically, socially and morally.

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Illegal immigrants finding it harder to pay taxes, submit tax returns

Apr. 14, 2011—Illegal immigrants are finding it increasingly harder to find work, pay taxes and submit tax returns because of tighter immigration restrictions.

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