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Lee popular as he enters office—health care top priority for Tennesseans: Vanderbilt Poll

Dec. 13, 2018—Medicaid expansion and vocational education are both popular among Tennesseans, according to the latest statewide Vanderbilt Poll.

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Grant funds study of social media’s role in spreading political misinformation

Nov. 14, 2018—Elizabeth Zechmeister and Noam Lupu will study the role that messaging app WhatsApp plays in the spread of political misinformation and public opinion in Latin America.

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New faculty: Jennifer Larson

Nov. 12, 2018—Jennifer Larson is associate professor of political science.

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The Next Challenge

Oct. 22, 2018—John Geer takes the helm as dean of the College of Arts and Science.

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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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Six alumni join Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame in 2018

Oct. 10, 2018—Six alumni—Bruce Heyman, John Hindle, Scott Hubbard, Paul Kurtz, Richard McCord and Mary Margaret Oliver—are the newest members of the Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame.

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Americans have more faith in legislatures where women are equally represented

Sep. 21, 2018—According to new research led by Amanda Clayton, Americans have more confidence in both the decisions made and the decision-making process when women are equally represented on a legislative committee versus an all-male committee.

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Crime, not money, drives migration from El Salvador and Honduras

Sep. 18, 2018—A new analysis shows that immigration policies designed to deter economic migrants do not dissuade migrants fleeing crime from seeking asylum.

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Expert: Inspiration, anger motivate women to run for office

Aug. 2, 2018—Amanda Clayton can provide insight into why so many women are running for office in 2018--and how they might change Washington if they are elected.

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Vanderbilt professors to advise Facebook data research initiative

Jul. 16, 2018—Social Science One will study the impact of Facebook on democracy around the world. Vanderbilt political science professors Elizabeth Zechmeister and Noam Lupu will serve on the regional advisory committee focusing on research involving Latin America.

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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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