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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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Barone named to lead role in International Student Programs

Apr. 12, 2018—Vice Provost for Learning and Residential Affairs Cynthia J. Cyrus has appointed Susan Barone as executive director of International Student Programs.

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Vanderbilt Debate hosts Ireland’s top college debaters

Apr. 4, 2018—Vanderbilt Debate hosted three top debaters from University College Dublin for a spirited exhibition debate at the First Amendment Center on whether social media enhances or undermines democracy.

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Stars collide: How a Vanderbilt political scientist ended up on a Chinese reality show—and Vanderbilt found a star freshman

Mar. 21, 2018—Ten Chinese high school students competing for an invitation to apply to an English-speaking college. Five judges from elite universities. How a Vanderbilt professor discovered one amazing freshman.

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Climate change concerns much higher in Latin America, Caribbean than U.S., Canada

Jan. 25, 2018—Twice as many adults in Latin America and the Caribbean--more than 80 percent--believe unchecked climate change poses a serious risk to their countries. Only 40 percent of Americans feel the same way.

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Vanderbilt continues to oppose ‘travel ban,’ support international students, scholars

Nov. 30, 2017—Vanderbilt continues to voice its opposition to President Trump’s “travel ban” and has signed on to two additional amicus briefs in support of individuals from around the globe being able to continue to enter the United States to share their unique skills and perspectives.

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Vanderbilt astronomers continue international effort to map and analyze universe in greater detail than ever

Nov. 16, 2017—Vanderbilt astronomers will carry out detailed studies of nearby stars orbited by planets with the potential to harbor or sustain life.

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Citizens’ attitudes toward taxation in Malawi

Nov. 15, 2017—Writing in the Office of Cross-College Initiatives' BreakThru blog, political science Ph.D. student SangEun Cecilia Kim finds that poverty is the most common factor driving the tax aversion of Malawi citizens.

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Forensic science comes to Vanderbilt

Nov. 13, 2017—Vanderbilt scientists have teamed up with the Italian Scientific Police to apply nanoscience techniques to improve the accuracy of forensic investigations.

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Chancellor Charter tour explores the immigrant and refugee experience in Nashville

Oct. 30, 2017—Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff joined Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos on Saturday for a tour through the city's "international corridor" to hear from citizens and leaders in Nashville's immigrant and refugee communities.

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Message to students from Provost Wente and Dean Bandas re: DACA resources

Sep. 5, 2017—Dear Vanderbilt students, We know many of you are deeply concerned about President Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. As Chancellor Zeppos shared in his statement today, Vanderbilt opposes this action and is committed to supporting and embracing our students regardless of their immigration status, citizenship or nationality....

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Statement from Chancellor Zeppos on Trump administration’s action on DACA

Sep. 5, 2017—"We will continue to support and embrace our students regardless of immigration status, citizenship or nationality," Chancellor Zeppos said in a statement following the rescinding of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program Tuesday, Sept. 5.

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