VU on the election

A round up of VU commentary on last night’s historic election:

EFE (Spain): Obama sella la victoria tras una campaña de masiva movilización de votantes
This Spanish news wire analysis of Sen. Obama’s successful presidential bid credits the campaign’s ability to get out the vote. Erwin Hargrove, emeritus professor of political science, is quoted. Professor Hargrove is also quoted in a related story about the impact of Sen. Obama’s win on Civil Rights-era leaders: Las lágrimas del reverendo Jesse Jackson. (Español)

The Tennessean: Win thrills Nashville-area Democrats
An election-night party held by Metro Councilwoman Megan Barry and Bruce Barry, professor of sociology and management, is mentioned.

The Tennessean: McCain wins Tennessee by wide margin
It was a bittersweet Election Night for party loyalists in Tennessee as John McCain won the state, but Barack Obama won the night. John Geer, Distinguished Professor of Political Science, is quoted.

The Tennessean: 2008 election stirs emotions of Midstate voters
Holly Spann, administrative assistant in the pathology department and active member of the League of Women Voters and the Democratic Party’s Women’s Caucus, is one of the voters interviewed in this election story.

Associated Press: Sen. Lamar Alexander re-elected in landslide
Student Sean Tierney was among the voters mentioned in this election analysis.

NPR interviewed David Lewis, professor of political science, about what comes next now that the United States has elected Sen. Obama to be the next president. The story is available online here.

CNN.com interviewed John Geer, Distinguished Professor of Political Science, on the presidential election. The live interview was conducted using VUStar, Vanderbilt’s on-campus broadcast facility.

BBC World News interviewed John Geer, Distinguished Professor of Political Science, on the presidential election. The live interview was conducted using VUStar, Vanderbilt’s on-campus broadcast facility.

BBC World News did a live interview with Carol Swain, professor of law and political science, on the presidential election.

Federal News Radio interviewed David Lewis, professor of political science and law, about what to expect during the presidential transition. The live interview was conducted using VUStar, Vanderbilt’s on-campus broadcast facility.

WTVF, Channel 5; WKRN, Channel 2; WSMV, Channel 4; and WZTV, Channel 17, included  reports on Vanderbilt students’ voting turnout at Eakin Elementary School.  WKRN also reported on an election results watch party at The Commons in its report.

Get full Vanderbilt coverage of the election here.

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