Progress on the Agenda at K.C. Potter Center Anniversary

Progress on the Agenda at K.C. Potter Center Anniversary

This past Wednesday marked the 10th anniversary of Vanderbilt’s K.C. Potter Center, which houses the Office of LGBTQI Life on campus. The building is named for K.C. Potter, who as Dean of Residential Affairs drastically improved Vanderbilt’s inclusivity towards LGBTQI students. This included allowing Lambda, Vanderbilt’s undergraduate LGBTQI club, to...

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OPINION: Intra-Party Misogyny Does Not Spare Republicans

OPINION: Intra-Party Misogyny Does Not Spare Republicans

   On August 2nd, 2018, the Republican primary for Governor of Tennessee ended with the outsider candidate with no political experience on top. Diane Black, being the first female Chair of the House Budget Committee and having positive relations with the President, was seen as a formidable candidate with an equally...

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Recap: Kavanaugh Confirmation Battle

Recap: Kavanaugh Confirmation Battle

        Last weekend, Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit was confirmed by the  U.S. Senate as the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Justice Kavanaugh will be replacing his former boss, Justice Anthony Kennedy, who retired from the position during the summer....

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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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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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Can We Measure Racial Resentment?

Can We Measure Racial Resentment?

Barack Obama’s presidency and Donald Trump’s success have reignited an interest among political scientists in quantifying racism.  However, racism has proven difficult to measure in surveys, as most participants will not voluntarily describe themselves as prejudiced.  Many political scientists and pundits will nevertheless use the limited available methods to study...

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Vanderbilt Students Have Mixed Opinions on Guns

Vanderbilt Students Have Mixed Opinions on Guns

As of November 6, the United States has experienced 307 mass shootings in 2017– almost as many days in the year so far. Due to the sheer number of mass shootings that the United States has experienced this year alone, the Vanderbilt Political Review decided to conduct an online survey...

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In Defense of Those Kneeling at Vanderbilt

In Defense of Those Kneeling at Vanderbilt

In August of 2016, Colin Kaepernick, a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers at the time, sat on the bench while the national anthem played for a preseason game. In a statement to the NFL he explained his decision, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in...

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Election Night 2017 Recap

Election Night 2017 Recap

Tuesday, November 7 started out with Democrats finding out that their approval numbers are at a 25 year low according to a CNN poll. Democrats in Washington and across the nation went into Election Night 2017 with their breath held as polls in the marquee race for the Virginia governorship...

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