Vanderbilt Grad Student Arrested at Marsha Blackburn Rally Facing Criminal Charges

Vanderbilt Grad Student Arrested at Marsha Blackburn Rally Facing Criminal Charges

On October 28, Justin Jones, a well-known activist and student at the Vanderbilt University Divinity School, attended a Marsha Blackburn rally in West Nashville. He left the event in handcuffs and was placed in jail for criminal trespassing, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct. It’s unclear exactly what transpired at the...

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Amendment One Passes in Nashville Increasing Community Oversight of Metro Police

Amendment One Passes in Nashville Increasing Community Oversight of Metro Police

As Nashvillians took to the polls during the 2018 midterm elections, they were voting for more than just their next representatives. The ballot also featured several proposed amendments to the Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County Charter, one of which signals a major shift in the city’s policing practices. Amendment One,...

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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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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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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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Why Isn’t Nashville a Sanctuary City?

Why Isn’t Nashville a Sanctuary City?

Unlike many other big cities like New York City and Dallas, Nashville isn’t a sanctuary city—a place that limits its cooperation with federal immigration enforcement agents to promote trust and cooperation between unauthorized immigrants and local authorities. The existence of sanctuary cities has been an extremely contentious issue, with President...

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Nashville Transit Campaign Kicks Off

Nashville Transit Campaign Kicks Off

On Saturday, September 9th, political figures and interested citizens gathered at Nashville’s Farmers Market to kick off the Transit for Nashville campaign. The campaign is a petition-drive for a referendum on May 1st to fund a transit plan for the growing city. Signing the petition is equivalent to saying, “I’m...

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Vanderbilt Students Tackle the Lack of Computer Science Education

Vanderbilt Students Tackle the Lack of Computer Science Education

This is the first edition of VPR’s Organization Spotlight, which will feature a new campus organization each week.  While many undergraduates face the dilemma of finding employment after graduation, computer science is currently the fastest-growing field in the country as there will be over “a million unfulfilled CS jobs” by...

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