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Daily Mail (United Kingdom): One fingered typists aren’t slower, researchers find (as long as they can see the keyboard)
Most people know how to type, but a majority of today’s typists are self-taught and use nonstandard styles that go against ‘touch typing’ that is taught in classes. But, a Vanderbilt University study reveals these modern typists are comparably fast to trained typists in practical typing tasks. Lead author Gordon Logan, Centennial Professor of Psychology, is quoted. Related stories were published by Science Blog and Tech Xplore.
CBS News: CDC: Preteens only need 2 doses of HPV vaccine, not 3
Health officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recently adopted a recommendation that preteens get two shots instead of three of the vaccine that protects against human papillomavirus – or HPV – which can cause cervical cancer, certain other cancers and genital warts. William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine and health policy, is quoted.
Huffington Post: Opinion: Divine power, Donald Trump, and how the 2016 presidential elections challenge common religious assumptions
Why would people of faith still consider supporting Trump? Underneath the more obvious political and cultural considerations are deeper issues that appear to be at work in this election. One of them has to do with how people conceive of the power of God, writes Joerg Rieger, Distinguished Professor of Theology and holder of the Cal Turner Chancellor’s Chair in Wesleyan Studies.
Yahoo! News: North Carolina could be the most interesting state this election
North Carolina has become more than a must-win for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. It has emerged as a unique looking-glass into the partisan divides that have fueled this election. The mix of traditional Southern-style conservatism alongside thriving Millennial-led multicultural progressivism has put the state in the spotlight during this election cycle. Marc Hetherington, professor of political science, is quoted.
Nashville Public Radio: No Snapchat in the bedroom? An online tool to manage kids’ media use
When the American Academy of Pediatrics released its latest recommendations on the questions parent have about age-appropriate media habits, it also did something pretty cool: it launched an online tool that parents can use to create their own family media plan. Georgene Troseth, associate professor of psychology, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Vanderbilt researchers to put mark on state education department policies
If successful, a newly formed research alliance by the state education department will allow Vanderbilt University and national researchers a chance to put an unprecedented stamp on education policy and practices statewide.
This new partnership between Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College and the Tennessee Department of Education offers a promising model to monitor how best to improve education and ensure the decisions that are made. The story also appeared in Chalkbeat Tennessee.
The Tennessean: Vanderbilt rape case: What will be key in Cory Batey’s appeal?
A routine filing requesting a new trial in the case against former Vanderbilt football player Cory Batey, who currently is serving a 15-year prison term for the rape of an unconscious female student on campus in 2013, may shed light on issues in the pending appeal. A court hearing set for December 2 will set the legal groundwork for further appeals when the case goes to the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals.
- The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education: Five African Americans join the Vanderbilt University faculty
- Nashville Post: Vanderbilt emeritus trustee dies at 92
- Mental Floss: Forget Mavis Beacon: Self-taught typists are nearly as fast as touch typists
- The Wall Street Journal: From brain cells to coffee crystals: Photos examine world’s microscopic wonders
- U.S. News & World Report: Female scholars suggest questions for final presidential debate
- Medill on the Hill: Can the Obama administration take credit for the rising graduation rate?
- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Nashville school board members: If Opportunity School District follows Tennessee’s model, you’re in trouble
- The Chattanoogan (Tennessee): Vanderbilt University and the Tennessee DOE partner to support school improvement
- The Tennessean: White evangelicals stand with Donald Trump, surveys say
- The Tennessean: Vanderbilt to host ‘rock ‘n’ roll summit’
- The Tennessean: Opera on Tap combines ale and arias
- The Tennessean: Kimpton hotel near Vanderbilt gets name, general manager
- The Tennessean: Ms. Cheap: Eerie offerings and free music this weekend
- The Tennessean: Westboro Baptist to picket Nashville LGBT center, universities
- New York Times: To the first lady, with love
- The Conversation: Four female scholars suggest questions for the final presidential debate
- Canadian Press: What happens if Trump won’t concede after ‘rigged’ election?
- LifeZette: Hillary’s investors vs. Trump’s retirees
- Futurity: QWERTY typing might not be worth teaching
- Gulf Today: Opinion: Dr N. Janardhan: JASTA – just a poll gimmick?
- Healthline News: Can a virus steal animal DNA?
- The Wall Street Journal: Top colleges in the South for graduate outcomes
- Quartz: Autistic kids are thriving in “Shakespearean therapy”
- Business Insider: 3 psychological reasons we enjoy being scared out of our minds
- Knoxville Times: Prominent Nashville family makes multimillion-dollar donation to Vanderbilt
- Ebony: A black man’s guide to good health
- NPR: 5 reasons (and then some) not to worry about a ‘rigged’ election
- The Guardian (U.K.): The view from Middletown: A typical U.S. city that never did exist
- CNN: What this itsy-bitsy virus took from a spider
- National Review: Trumpism is failing the Romney test
- New York: How strong is support for Clinton among women of color?
- The Washington Post: Even though the flu was mild last year, it will be back again
- Chalkbeat Indiana: Fewer affluent kids will have an edge in magnet school admissions under likely IPS diversity plan
- The Tennessean: Use of informants in Muslim enclaves sparks concern
- Nashville Business Journal: Prominent Nashville family makes multimillion-dollar donation to Vanderbilt
- The Atlantic: Women who hate Trump, but aren’t with her
- The Atlantic: The cost of being first
- Consumer Reports: How to fight the flu this year
- Nature World News: How black widow’s DNA was found in new virus
- San Francisco Chronicle: Yahoo faces gender discrimination lawsuits from two men
- Las Vegas Sun: Attack Ads 101: How do political jabs make it on TV?
- Reuters: How a Chinese company bought access to admissions officers at top U.S. colleges
- Inside Higher Ed: Trump on Higher Ed
- Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Lemieux, Burkle no longer looking to sell Penguins
- Detroit Free Press: Use of informants in Muslim-American communities sparks concern
- Greenwich Free Press (Connecticut): Amy-Jill Levine to speak on Oct 21 at Temple Sholom
- Billings Gazette (Montana): Jesus and Judaism focus of weekend lecture series
- The Daily Citizen (Dalton, Georgia): Proponents tout school takeover proposal
- Bowling Green Daily News (Kentucky): Energy presentation planned at national park
- The Times-Picayune (New Orleans): Gap Year: Rich culture, vast beauty found ‘World’s Most Unassuming Place’
- The Tennessean: As election nears, Tennessee Republicans continue fighting over Trump
- Chalkbeat Tennessee: NAACP call for charter pause puts Memphis in crosshairs of charter debate
- Nashville Post: Fitch lifts VU to AAA