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Twelve faculty members selected as 2017 Chancellor Faculty Fellows

Feb. 6, 2017—The 2017 class of Chancellor Faculty Fellows comprises highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from across the university.

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Vanderbilt chancellor launches ‘The Zeppos Report’ podcast

Feb. 6, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has launched a new podcast, "The Zeppos Report," during which he will interview a wide variety of experts to provide meaningful insights on current issues and trends.

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Explore the consequences of 2016 election at Vanderbilt roundtable

Jan. 20, 2017—Six days after the swearing in of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States, Yale University's Jacob Hacker will join three Vanderbilt University professors to discuss the election that brought Trump to power and its political, economic and social consequences.

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Research that ruled in 2016: Readers’ favorite stories

Dec. 16, 2016—Artificial kidneys, gay-straight alliances and junkyard batteries captured readers' attention in 2016.

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Vanderbilt Poll: Tennesseans optimistic as Trump era begins

Dec. 8, 2016—Residents of Tennessee are optimistic as they wait for the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, according to the latest Vanderbilt Poll.

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Statewide voter attitudes to be revealed at Dec. 8 news conference

Dec. 2, 2016—Data from the new Vanderbilt Poll will be released Dec. 8. Subjects range from Donald Trump to gun laws.

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Political scientist discusses growing social gap between rich and poor at Chancellor’s Lecture

Dec. 1, 2016—Some 40 years ago, children born to families belonging to the upper third of American society and those born to families on the lower third of the economic scale had roughly equal chance of achieving success in life. Not so any more, said Harvard University political scientist Robert Putnam Monday evening at the Student Life Center.

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Vanderbilt expert predicted rise of white nationalism in 2002

Nov. 21, 2016—The rise of white nationalism was predicted in a book written by Vanderbilt professor Carol Swain in 2002

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Vanderbilt professors on the new president’s first 100 days

Nov. 4, 2016—Vanderbilt experts in political science, sociology, history and law are available to discuss the all-important first 100 days of the new presidency.

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Expert: Overhaul of ‘crazy’ presidential appointee system needed

Nov. 4, 2016—Overhaul of how political federal employees are appointed is urgently needed, says Vanderbilt Professor David Lewis

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Corker addresses undergraduate, professional students during Vanderbilt visit

Oct. 27, 2016—Sen. Bob Corker addressed students and faculty from Vanderbilt Law School and the Owen Graduate School of Management as well as students in an undergraduate political science class during his visit to campus Oct. 25.

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Post-Election 2016: Beyond the headlines

Oct. 20, 2016—Vanderbilt professors John Geer, Efrén Pérez and Tracy Sharpley-Whiting discuss the 2016 presidential election.

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