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Jonathan Metzl examines how hot-button political issues impact health

Mar. 11, 2019—Professor Jonathan Metzl isn’t afraid to tackle society’s most controversial issues, like guns, mass shootings, health care, race, politics and mental illness.

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‘True Conviction’ film screening at John Seigenthaler Center

Mar. 8, 2019—Please join the Department of Political Science's "Law, Politics and Justice" class for the screening of a compelling Tribeca Film Festival award-winning documentary, True Conviction, which aired nationally on PBS in May 2018.

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Grassley, Klobuchar most effective senators of 115th Congress, according to study

Feb. 28, 2019—The Center for Effective Lawmaking, a joint project of Vanderbilt and the University of Virginia, has released its Legislative Effectiveness Scores for the 115th Congress.

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Global micro-grants take faculty to Lima, Tijuana and Edinburgh

Jan. 22, 2019—Faculty members Noam Lupu, Karla McKanders and Lisa Fazio were recently awarded funding through the Global Research and Engagement Micro-Grant program to conduct international research and outreach.

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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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