Sexual Assault, a Study in Consequences

Sexual Assault, a Study in Consequences

The recent allegation of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, dubbed by our president merely a plot to “destroy and delay” his confirmation hearing, is the most recent in an increasingly disappointing cascade of accusations being disregarded as water under the bridge. The #MeToo movement has been successful...

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OPINION: Your Vote Matters. Period.

OPINION: Your Vote Matters. Period.

As today marks the final day to register to vote in Tennessee, voter engagement and voter registration volunteers are popping up across campus. With clipboards and tablets in hand, these moderately irritating champions of civic engagement interrupt your brisk walks to class by yelling, sometimes forcefully, “Are you registered to...

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Vanderbilt Student Groups Discuss Participation of Asian-Americans in Politics

Vanderbilt Student Groups Discuss Participation of Asian-Americans in Politics

Last week, the Asian-American Students Association (AASA) and the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALS) collaborated on a presentation about the treatment of Asian-Americans in U.S. history and Asian-Americans’ historically lower rates of political participation.   This event is one of many events put on in October as part...

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Midterm Madness: Wisconsin

Midterm Madness: Wisconsin

Shiva Sachdeva contributed to this article. This week we take a closer look at the interesting races in Wisconsin, the state of cheese curds, rural swing voters, and a disenchanted, deeply segregated largest city of Milwaukee. Nationally, it’s a state that voted for the Democratic candidate in every presidential election...

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Revamped NAFTA, Now U.S.M.C.A, Saved at the Brink

Revamped NAFTA, Now U.S.M.C.A, Saved at the Brink

Late Sunday night, Canada agreed to join the newest version of NAFTA, which was already signed on by the U.S. and Mexico last month. Officially to be called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or the USMCA, this was a last-ditch attempt to salvage the older version of NAFTA so often criticized...

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Midterm Madness: Illinois

Midterm Madness: Illinois

This article is part of a series detailing and explaining midterm elections that are relevant to Vanderbilt students. Given that more students come from Illinois than any other state other than Tennessee, VPR has thought it important to showcase these races. If you’d like to ensure your role in our...

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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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Retired Colonel John Agoglia shares perspective as military planner during 9/11

Retired Colonel John Agoglia shares perspective as military planner during 9/11

(Photo Credit: PKSOI, Stability Operations) In memory of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the Vanderbilt Programming Board hosted retired Colonel John Agoglia who spoke about his military experience with the topic “Planning the U.S. Response to 9/11.” Agoglia was a military planner based at Central Command in Tampa,...

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Cuomo and Nixon Vie for the Governorship, Future of the Democratic Party

Cuomo and Nixon Vie for the Governorship, Future of the Democratic Party

Following the surprise Democratic primary victory of political newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over Joe Crowley, the fourth ranking Democrat in the House, an intense debate over the future of the party was ignited. Ocasio-Cortez’s win left political analysts wondering if her Democratic socialist message can appeal to voters outside of the...

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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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