Thursday, October 11, 2012

Election news from campuses on the campaign trail

I should post something for tonight's VP debate, but I'm not up for it right now. Instead, it's time for the remaining election news from Overnight News Digest: Science Saturday (Change in the weather edition). There's enough here for an indirect comment on the upcoming matchup between Biden and Paul.

University of Arizona: 'Voices and Choices of the 2012 Election' to Create Positive Dialogue The three free special events are designed to create positive conversation around communication during election campaigns.
By Lori Harwood, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
October 5, 2012
The University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is presenting three free special events as part of “Voices and Choices in the 2012 Election” – a star-studded panel discussion, a film and a cartoon debate.

“In election years, we get bombarded with negative media about the candidates, the voters and the issues,” said John Paul Jones III, dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

“This year our college is offering an alternative. 'Voices and Choices' will engage Tucson in a positive dialogue about the election and the ways in which we communicate during campaigns. The events we have planned bring people from diverse perspectives together to talk and hopefully to have fun."
Purdue University: Economic issues, presidential election will be focus on Oct. 17 panel October 5, 2012
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Susan Swain, co-CEO of C-SPAN, will moderate a discussion with national journalists on economic issues and the presidential election at an audience-interactive forum on Oct. 17 at Purdue University.

Charles Blow, columnist for The New York Times, and Nick Gillespie, editor of Reason magazine, will present their views on the economy in a forum titled, "Your Money and Your Life: The Economy, the Election, and You."

The forum will run from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. in Stewart Center's Loeb Playhouse. Seating for the event will begin at 5 p.m. The discussion, which is free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by Project Impact and Future Impact. The public also is invited to attend a pre-forum reception from 4-5 p.m. under the Mural in Stewart Center.
The event will be streamed live via webcast that will be available at mms://
University of Wisconsin: UW students prepare for president’s visit to campus
by Aimee Katz
Oct. 4, 2012
As President Barack Obama makes his way to speak in front of thousands on Bascom Hill on Oct. 4 — a month before the 2012 presidential election — many students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are adjusting their schedules accordingly to attend the historic event.

“It’s a great opportunity to become informed as we head toward the election,” says UW senior Heather Laing. “Most days, we don’t get the chance to hear from the leaders of our country. Events like this should serve as a reminder of the benefits of living in Wisconsin’s capital city.”

Other students echo this sentiment, saying they are looking forward to seeing to the president speak live in Madison, less than 24 hours after his first debate with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
Here's the address, courtesy of The Daily Cardinal.

President Obama Visits Bascom Hill on UW Campus

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