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Dr. John Koch Channel 4 Interview

Oct. 20, 2020—On October 19th, Senior Lecturer and Director of Debate John Koch was interviewed by the Channel 4 News. This interview focused on how the last-minute changes to this week’s debate will affect future outcomes, specifically regarding the topics of the debate more so than the format. The next debate is planned to take place on October...

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Dr. John Koch Interview on the Value of Presidential Debates

Oct. 18, 2020—On October 16th, Senior Lecturer and Director of Debate John Koch did a media interview with Newspoint360 about his viewpoint of the value of presidential debates. The topics included during this interview include the effectiveness of these debates in changing voters’ minds and ways modern debates can be improved. Click below to watch the full...

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Vanderbilt partnership with Nashville Ballet examines changing ideas of masculinity and gender

Jun. 24, 2020—Original story by Amy Wolf Jun. 24, 2020 A spring 2020 seminar immersed students in a unique academic experience examining gender stereotypes, masculinity and identity through the lens of dance as part of a special partnership between the Nashville Ballet and Vanderbilt University. The class asked students to think not only about the gender norms constructed...

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Register for Discussion with Incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Vanderbilt Alumni, Moderated by Professor King

Jun. 15, 2020—Incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier will host a series of virtual gatherings for members of the Vanderbilt community, during which he will discuss what he believes sets Vanderbilt apart and share his vision for positioning the university for even greater success in the future. Each gathering, in the form of a webinar, will stream live on...

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Professor King Organizes Pandemic Help for Healthcare Workers

May. 4, 2020—Written by Kathryn Royster for Vanderbilt College of Arts & Science News Claire Sisco King will be the first to say that she isn’t an activist. But, looking at her pursuits over the past six weeks, you might have a hard time envisioning her as anything but. From working with physicians to create a petition for stay-at-home...

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Professor King’s Op-Ed in the Tennessean

Apr. 13, 2020—Last week, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies Claire Sisco King was published in the Tennessean. In the piece, she offers her insight on Middle Tennessee’s recovery from the March 3 tornadoes in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and shares a bit of her own experience living under the “safer at home” order....

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Professor Koch Contributes to The Conversation

Mar. 23, 2020—Professor John Koch, Senior Lecturer and Director of Debate, recently contributed an article to The Conversation, an online publication which seeks to strengthen public discourse through collaboration by academics and journalists nationwide. The piece, published on March 19, offers insight on how presidential debate might be reformed so that it may better serve it’s purposes of...

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Communication Studies Majors Seek to Improve Political Engagement

Mar. 10, 2020—Tommy Oswalt and Veronica Smith, CMST majors and students in the Fall 2019 CMST 3800 course, centered their semester-long projects on ways to increase political engagement and pursue more meaningful political discourse. Check out the full profile on their Communication and Media Studio projects here!

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Professor King to Moderate Anderson Cooper Discussion

Feb. 28, 2020—On Sunday, March 15, prominent journalist, CNN anchor, and best-selling author Anderson Cooper will be at Vanderbilt delivering an address as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture series. In keeping with the theme of the Spring series, “Our Global Community,” Cooper’s topic of discussion will be “Reporting form the Front Lines of History.” Claire Sisco King,...

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Meet, Greet, & Eat – February 18

Feb. 5, 2020—Join us for our first Meet, Greet, & Eat of the semester as we hear from attorney Jamie R. Hollin! See the flier below for details.

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