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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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Professor King’s Interview with CNN

Feb. 3, 2020—Professor King recently gave an interview with CNN’s Brandon Tensley, a national political writer, discussing the new Lana Wilson documentary “Taylor Swift: Miss Americana.” Professor King offers her insight on Swift in relation to the changing sociopolitical landscape and current identity politics discourses. The following is an excerpt from the conversation: “I agree that celebrities...

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New Internships Available

Jan. 31, 2020—BLASTmedia Recruiting Event for Seniors BLASTmedia, a national B2B PR agency, will host an invite-only open house for December 2019 and May 2020 graduates interested in our account coordinator role. To be eligible to attend, students and recent grads must apply for the account coordinator role by February 9. BLASTmedia will send personal invitations to...

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Fall 2019 Houston Contest Winners

Jan. 6, 2020—The Fall 2019 Frank K. Houston Public Speaking Contest took place on Tuesday, December 3. Thanks to all the students who participated, and congratulations to this semester’s winners: Veronica Smith Cecilia Williams Tommy Oswalt Videos of their speeches and of all the speeches at this semester’s contest can be found here.

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Congratulations to Professor Bennett

Dec. 4, 2019—This week, Professor Bennett was published in the Tennessean as a guest columnist, offering an opinion piece on HIV prevention in Tennessee. Congrats, Professor Bennett!

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Congrats to Professor Kim

Nov. 22, 2019—Last week at the National Communication Association Conference in Baltimore, Professor Bohyeong Kim received the Top Paper Award in the Economics, Communication, and Society Division for her paper “Moral Economy of a Foreclosure Auction in South Korea.” The paper tells the story of a group of lay Koreans who studied property auctions together, not necessarily...

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