Nothing says summer in the South like a good old-fashioned, soapbox-stumpin’ political picnic. We’re hosting ours July 19 starting at 11:30 a.m. on Olin Lawn. The candidates in the Aug. 2 local Metro election will be there working the crowd, shaking hands and trying to win votes. The entire Vanderbilt community and our neighbors are invited. Free lunch and live Dixieland jazz, what else do you need? Get the details on VUCast.