Elon University student on CNN.com

With less than a week to go before the United States votes on our next President, I wanted to share an article from CNN.com that features an Elon University student! If you visit the following website: http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/10/29/battleground.wednesday/index.html, you can read about one of our seniors, Olivia Hubert-Allen, and her thoughts/concerns with the race for the White House. There were 5 college students selected from different “battleground” states and out of all of the college students in the state of North Carolina, CNN.com selected an Elon student.

This truly caps off a fantastic and dynamic year here on our campus in regards to the upcoming national election. Here is what 2008 has brought Elon on a political stage:

  • A visit from former President Bill Clinton in the spring of 2008 when he was campaigning for Sen. Hilary Clinton when she was a candidate for the Democratic Presidential nominee.
  • A campus-wide debate between Democrats and Republicans that joined both Elon undergraduate students as well as Elon Law School students. Topics included the environment, education, and the economy (among others)
  • The Elon University Poll results have been quoted in several newspapers, newscasts, etc. and the Director of the Elon Poll, Prof. Hunter Bacot, was even quoted in a New York Times article. (Read it by clicking here.)
  • Republican vice presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin visited Elon University in her campaigning for Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain.

I know that people around the Elon campus are excited for the upcoming elections and you can see why – they have had a front-row ticket to politics on a local, regional, and national level! We will see what happens on Election Day (November 4th)!


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