Gore will speak on education
Published: Tuesday, February 1, 2000
Updated: Saturday, June 16, 2012 01:06
After today’s New Hampshire primary, Vice President Al Gore will be blazing a campaign trail to Ohio State. The Democratic presidential candidate will present his views on higher education and education reform at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the Ohio Union Ballrooms.
“The excitement on campus over the past day has been incredible,” said Undergraduate Student Government President Josh Mandel.
Students have become highly involved in preparations for Gore’s arrival even though USG was just notified of it on Sunday.
“The student body excitement is overwhelming,” said Jennifer Perry, coordinator of Ohio State Students for Gore. “They understand the importance of electing Gore and are excited to hear about issues that affect them.”
Ron Meyers, president of the Council of Graduate Students, said that graduate students have also expressed interest in Gore’s visit.
“We are pleased that Gore’s campaign is coming to Ohio State given the importance of higher education and graduate education to the country,” Meyers said.
The OSU College Democrats are taking steps to help raise student interest as well.
“(We) have been spreading the word about the Gore visit,” said College Democrat President Robert “B. J.” Schuerger. “We are happy he is addressing student issues.”
The event is sponsored by USG, College Democrats, the Inter-Professional Council and the Council of Graduate Students.