Midterm Madness: Tennessee

Midterm Madness: Tennessee

This article is part of an article series detailing and explaining midterm elections that are relevant to Vanderbilt students. It gives details on important races in Tennessee that Vanderbilt students should be aware of, from the race for the governor’s mansion to closely-contested races in the state house. If you’d...

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Lee wins rough GOP primary, Vice Mayoral race goes to runoff

Lee wins rough GOP primary, Vice Mayoral race goes to runoff

This past Thursday, Nashville was overcome with election fever. With both of the party’s primaries and the Davidson County general election coming to a close, the night was filled with predictable results and unexpected shocks. The biggest surprise of the night came on the Republican ballot for governor, where Williamson...

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David Briley Wins Mayoral Special Election

David Briley Wins Mayoral Special Election

This past Thursday, Nashville Mayor David Briley won the special election for the rest of former Mayor Megan Barry’s term. Briley won 54.5 percent of the vote, with former Vanderbilt political science professor Carol Swain coming in a distant second place. Behind her 22.9 percent of the vote was a...

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Nashville Rejects Transit: What Happens Now

Nashville Rejects Transit: What Happens Now

This past Tuesday, May 1st, Nashville voted to reject the transit plan proposed by the Metro Government, which would have improved the city’s public transportation using dedicated funding obtained by raising four taxes. Vanderbilt University, the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and the Vanderbilt College Democrats participated as members of the...

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Nashville’s March For Our Lives

Nashville’s March For Our Lives

March 24th 2018 brought close to 12,000 Nashvillians to the streets. Protesters and activists marched in solidarity with the victims of gun violence in hopes of common sense gun reform. Following the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School, a movement, unbounded by partisan politics, formed The March for Our Lives....

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Don’t Underestimate the Women’s March

Don’t Underestimate the Women’s March

This past Saturday, about 10,000 people gathered in front of Nashville’s courthouse, and with them nearly 10,000 signs sharing messages like, “Keep your policies off my body!” and “Vaginas got you here, vaginas will vote you out.” Women, and the men who love them, roared, chanted, and pumped their fists...

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TOM: Vanderbilt, Students Helping Those with Disabilities

TOM: Vanderbilt, Students Helping Those with Disabilities

This past weekend, January 19th to the 21st, Vanderbilt hosted its first annual TOM makeathon on the second floor of the Wondry. TOM Global is a non-profit based in Tel Aviv that hosts 72-hour makeathons across the globe. The TOM makeathon is an event where teams of engineers (known as...

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New Parks and Recreation Director Faces Ambitious Department

New Parks and Recreation Director Faces Ambitious Department

Monique Odom has been hired as the Nashville Metro Parks and Recreation department director, replacing the retired director Tommy Lynch. Her tenure will perhaps provide Vanderbilt students more outlets for recreational activity around the university.   Odom has an extensive history in Nashville. She received her undergraduate degree in political...

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Opioid Crisis Grips Nashville

Opioid Crisis Grips Nashville

While rural areas are known for opioid epidemics, some may be surprised to find out that this problem has spread to Tennessee’s capital of Nashville. The epidemic, which has gripped the United States, is described as the increased use of, and death from, prescriptions opioids like oxycodone and cheaper drugs...

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Vanderbilt Democrats Support Nashville Transit Overhaul

Vanderbilt Democrats Support Nashville Transit Overhaul

The Vanderbilt Political Review is proud to announce that the Vanderbilt College Democrats are the newest member of the Transit for Nashville coalition. Other partners include Belmont University, Tennessee State University, the Nashville Predators, the Nashville Chamber of Commerce, and the AARP. As all Nashville residents have experienced, traffic delays...

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