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Gov. Alexander’s Early Swearing In: Was it the Right Thing To Do?

Apr. 10, 2012—Watch video of the panel discussion with U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander about his early swearing-in as Tennessee’s 45th governor. The event was hosted by Vanderbilt University’s Heard Libraries  and Law School on April 9. The panel was part of special programming scheduled in conjunction with the exhibit “Come on along: Lamar Alexander’s Journey as Governor,” an exhibit drawn...

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Lamar Alexander’s early swearing-in focus of Vanderbilt forum

Apr. 4, 2012—A panel discussion with U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander about his early swearing-in as Tennessee’s 45th governor will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. April 9 in the Central Library's Community Room.

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Protests and Social Change: Civil Rights of the ’60s

Mar. 20, 2012—Watch video of John Seigenthaler, Founder, First Amendment Center, speaking at the Osher Lifelong Learning class, “Protests and Social Change: Civil Rights of the 60’s”. Today, protests seem to be a way of life. Have you ever wondered if protests really accomplish anything? During the past 150 years, protests have shifted from those focused on...

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Listen: Sign up for Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning spring term

Mar. 5, 2012—The schedule has been announced for the spring 2012 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt University. The healthcare reform crisis, American protest movements, classical music appreciation and Maya culture from ancient to modern times are among subjects that will be covered in spring session.

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Feature film ‘Deadline’ has Vanderbilt ties on both sides of the camera

Feb. 9, 2012—Click arrow above to listen to an InterVU with Deadline music composer Dave Perkins.   A locally produced feature film premiering Feb. 15 has several Vanderbilt connections. Deadline, based on the novel Grievances by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Mark Ethridge, features several Vanderbilt staff members, faculty and alumni on both sides of the camera. The film,...

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Speaking Freely

Dec. 5, 2011—The First Amendment Center marks 20 years of supporting our nation’s basic freedoms Protesters camp out in front of a government building and are arrested. A celebrity spouts off to a reporter and loses his endorsement deal. A network TV executive refuses to air a music video she deems indecent. Was the First Amendment violated?...

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21st Century Democracy: Opening Up The Political Process To All Voters

Dec. 2, 2011—Watch video of a forum discussing a new nominating process for 2012 presidential election. Americans Elect is providing voters the opportunity to directly nominate a presidential candidate outside the two-party system for the 2012 presidential election. Through AmericansElect.org, every registered voter can sign up to become a delegate and participate. This election, voters can pick a...

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John Seigenthaler: 220th anniversary of the Bill of Rights

Nov. 29, 2011—Watch video of John Seigenthaler of the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt speaking during a celebration of the 220th anniversary of the Bill of Rights. Seigenthaler, founder of the First Amendment Center and chairman emeritus at The Tennessean, spoke Nov. 28. The Bill of Rights was ratified on Dec. 15, 1791. The first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, the Bill...

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Vanderbilt hosts Nov. 29 forum on opening up the political process

Nov. 28, 2011—Americans Elect is participating in a panel discussion hosted by Vanderbilt University 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at The First Amendment Center.

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Seigenthaler to speak Nov. 28 at Vanderbilt Bill of Rights celebration

Nov. 22, 2011—John Seigenthaler of the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt will speak during a celebration of the 220th anniversary of the Bill of Rights.

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John Seigenthaler: “Wikipedia, WikiLeaks and Wiccans: Historical Accuracy Online”

Oct. 25, 2011—Watch video of John Seigenthaler, a nationally recognized advocate for the First Amendment also known for his criticism of Internet vandals who post false information on user-created sites like Wikipedia, speaking Oct. 21 at Vanderbilt’s Central Library. Seigenthaler is the founder of the First Amendment Center, former president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors and...

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Ride for freedom – 50 years later

May. 17, 2011—In 2007, Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff retraced the 1961 Freedom Rides with some of the original Freedom Riders as they traveled to Montgomery and Birmingham, Ala. Among the participants was Congressman John Lewis, Diane Nash, Bernard Lafayette, the Rev. C.T. Vivian, Jim Zwerg, John Seigenthaler and the Rev. James Lawson. More than four decades...

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