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Vanderbilt Poll: Tennessee Senate race a toss-up; Lee in lead for governor

Oct. 18, 2018—New horse-race poll: Tennessee Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn (R) is virtually tied with Phil Bredesen (D) at 43-44, while gubernatorial candidate Bill Lee (R) leads Democrat Karl Dean (D) 48-37.

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Longtime leader of the Robert Penn Warren Center to retire in 2019

Oct. 16, 2018—Mona Frederick, who has played a leading role at the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities since its founding, has announced that she will retire in June 2019.

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Vanderbilt faculty, alumni to present at Southern Festival of Books

Oct. 11, 2018—Vanderbilt faculty and alumni are featured at the free Southern Festival of Books, happening this weekend at War Memorial Plaza and the downtown Nashville Public Library.

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Arts and Science’s Jonathan Waters awarded 2018 Chancellor’s Cup

Oct. 10, 2018—Senior Lecturer in Cinema and Media Arts Jonathan Waters’ fierce commitment to helping students from all walks of life achieve success in the arts was among several reasons he was awarded the 2018 Chancellor’s Cup on Tuesday.

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Leadership expansion announced at Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy

Sep. 25, 2018—Jay Clayton has been reappointed as director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy and is joined by new Associate Director Alexandre Frenette. The two will continue to expand the reach and visibility of the Curb Center and its core programs and activities.

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Political scientist and strategic leader John Geer named dean of College of Arts and Science

Jun. 14, 2018—John G. Geer, a distinguished political scientist and a seasoned academic leader, has been named the next dean of the Vanderbilt University College of Arts and Science. He will begin a five-year term as dean July 1, pending approval of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust.

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Vanderbilt Poll: Early count suggests competitive Tennessee Senate, gubernatorial races

May. 17, 2018—Between April 26 and May 8, 2018, the poll surveyed a demographically representative sample of 1,400 registered Tennessee voters on a number of state and national issues.

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Media Advisory: Statewide Vanderbilt Poll to be released Thursday, May 17

May. 14, 2018—Between April 26 and May 8, researchers surveyed a demographically representative sample of about 1,400 Tennessee voters on a number of important state and national issues.

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Gore discusses leadership with students

Mar. 28, 2018—Former vice president and 2007 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Al Gore was the guest speaker at an undergraduate political science class on March 26.

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Vanderbilt Poll: Nashville wants transit overhaul; unsure about mayor’s plan

Mar. 4, 2018—Concern about Nashville's future rises as city's rapid growth strains transit and affordable housing, according to the latest research by Vanderbilt's Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions.

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Vanderbilt Poll-Nashville preview: Mayor Barry approval at 61 percent

Feb. 27, 2018—A limited early release of data shows Mayor Barry's approval still high. Full poll results will be released Sunday, March 4.

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Vanderbilt experts available to discuss State of the Union

Jan. 24, 2018—A number of Vanderbilt University experts will be available to media in the days leading up to and after the State of the Union speech Jan. 30 to discuss a variety of topics that could be addressed during President Trump’s address next Tuesday. Will Trump “talk tough” about immigration? Vanessa Beasley, associate professor of communications...

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