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Researcher: Republicans are fumbling the immigration issue

Nov. 28, 2011—When the Republican presidential candidates ramp up anti-immigrant rhetoric this campaign season, they are likely to alienate conservative-leaning Latinos.

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Francis Fukuyama: “The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution”

Nov. 15, 2011—Watch video of Stanford professor Francis Fukuyama, the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) and resident in FSI’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, speaking about his latest book, The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution, Nov. 15 as part of the 2011-12 Chancellor’s...

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Andrew Foxwell: How Technology Can Improve Political Dialogue

Nov. 15, 2011—Watch video of Andrew Foxwell speaking Nov. 14 about the impact of technological advances on dialogue. Andrew Foxwell is the Marketing and New Media Director for iConstituent, a Washington D.C.-based company that works with over half of the United States Congress, focusing on improved online strategy, outreach and advocacy to constituents. Prior to working with...

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Vanderbilt Poll: Tennesseans stout in support of Herman Cain

Nov. 13, 2011—Businessman Herman Cain is the favorite of Tennessee voters for the state’s March 6 presidential Republican primary election, but female voters are far less likely to support him. That pattern is unlikely to change in light of allegations of sexual harassment against him, according to a new poll by the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at Vanderbilt University.

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VUCast Newscast: Occupy Wall Street

Nov. 2, 2011—This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s weekly newscast highlighting research, experts, students, sports and everything Vanderbilt: Occupy Wall Street: A historical look at the new protest movement A cool way to learn how your brain really works with “Brain Matters” See the best of Memorial Madness!

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Nov. 15 Chancellor’s Lecture to feature Francis Fukuyama

Nov. 1, 2011—The Nov. 15 Chancellor's Lecture will feature Stanford University professor Francis Fukuyama, who will discuss his latest book, "The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution."

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VUCast: Political past revealed

Aug. 22, 2011—See some of the unique items and stories U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander reveals to Vanderbilt from his time as governor. Plus, how one Vandy professor thinks President Obama could fix the immigration issue and why VUMC is cheering!  

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Lamar Alexander donates pre-Senate papers to Vanderbilt

Aug. 22, 2011—U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander and his wife, Honey Alexander, have donated their pre-Senate papers to Vanderbilt University Library’s Special Collections.

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In-state tuition for undocumented students not a partisan issue

Jul. 21, 2011—New research from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College finds ideology and partisanship do not play a significant role in whether a state considers extending in-state college tuition to undocumented immigrants.

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Meet the Candidates Community Picnic is July 13

Jul. 7, 2011—Vanderbilt University will host the 2011 Meet the Candidates Community Picnic on July 13 to connect voters with candidates running in the upcoming Davidson County election.

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Controversial bills might have cost General Assembly popularity points

Jun. 19, 2011—A new poll shows the 107th Tennessee General Assembly, marked by debate on a number of controversial issues, slipped in its approval rating in the four months it was in session.

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Religious bias still hurdle for presidential candidates, study shows

Jun. 2, 2011—Research by Vanderbilt and Claremont political scientists show a significant number of American voters remain biased against Mormons and other religious minorities.

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