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State government strategist joins Division of Government and Community Relations

Mar. 26, 2019—Daniel Culbreath, a widely respected government strategist and policy expert who previously worked for the Tennessee General Assembly’s senior leadership, has been named assistant vice chancellor for state government relations at Vanderbilt University.

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State commends tennessine discoverers

Mar. 29, 2017—On March 27, Tennessee state Sen. Ken Yager presented a resolution commending physicists from Vanderbilt, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee-Knoxville for discovering a new element and naming it tennessine.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Vanderbilt Poll news conference is May 19

May. 10, 2016—Reporters are invited to a May 19 news conference unveiling the results of the latest Vanderbilt Poll-Tennessee

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Vanderbilt’s partnerships across state celebrated at Day on the Hill

Feb. 17, 2016—Vanderbilt Day on the Hill Feb. 16 provided an opportunity to thank members of the Tennessee General Assembly for their service to the state and for their continuing partnerships with the university.

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Football team honored with state resolution

Mar. 28, 2014—Senior members of the Vanderbilt football team were honored at the Tennessee State Capitol March 27 with the reading of a House Joint Resolution commending the team on an outstanding 2013 season.

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Day on the Hill builds Vanderbilt relationships across state

Feb. 27, 2014—Senior leaders and a football coach helped communicate the importance of the university and medical center across Tennessee during the 13th annual Vanderbilt Day on the Hill Feb. 25.

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New Vanderbilt Poll surveys voting Tennesseans on education, health care, more

May. 21, 2013—The latest Vanderbilt Poll shows that Tennesseans strongly support charter schools while their feelings about school vouchers are more divided.

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Bill targeting Vanderbilt police on hold in legislature

Mar. 27, 2013—State legislators are holding off taking action on a bill that threatens the standing of Vanderbilt University Police Department to protect the Vanderbilt campus.

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State bill threatening VUPD ruled ‘constitutionally suspect’

Mar. 13, 2013—Legislation under consideration by state lawmakers that would strip Vanderbilt University's right to field a commissioned police department as long as it enforces its nondiscrimination policy was called “constitutionally suspect” by the state attorney general.

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Geer and Clinton present Vanderbilt Poll results to TPA

Feb. 8, 2013—Vanderbilt political scientists John Geer and Josh Clinton presented results from the Vanderbilt Poll to help reporters prepare to cover the 108th General Assembly.

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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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Vanderbilt Faculty Senate supports ban on guns-on-campus

Apr. 26, 2011—Representatives of the Vanderbilt University faculty have passed a resolution supporting the continued ban of firearms on college campuses in Tennessee.

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