Thursday, October 7, 2010

Meet Howard Dean at Randolph on Monday

Howard Dean will visit Randolph’s campus on Monday. He'll tap into his extensive political experience as a former presidential candidate, governor of Vermont and chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

And if you have a question about the current political environment, Dean will be glad to provide his insights.

Dean will speak to students and the public Monday night (Oct. 11) at 7:30 in Smith Hall Theatre. He says college-age voters have had a strong influence on recent elections and should not be overlooked.

“President Obama was elected by people under 35. It was the first time in my life in politics that more people under 35 voted than people over 65,” Dean said recently. “That’s extraordinary, because seniors always vote, but young people came out in huge numbers. It’s a very big generational change.”

Dean visits college campuses frequently to talk about politics, the economy, health care, education and the environment. He likes to talk one-on-one with students during his visits.

“I encourage questions,” he said. “And I don’t mind questions from people who disagree with me.”

Tickets to the event are free. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Send an e-mail to ktuggle@randolphcollege.edu with your name, address, phone, e-mail, preferred contact method and the number of tickets requested. You will receive an e-mail with confirmation and information on how to pick up the tickets.

Additional information about tickets and attendance can found at www.randolphcollege.edu/howarddean.