The political bug has really taken hold of UVA students this fall. From the Congressional debate between Tom Perriello and Jeff Clark organized by the Legislative Affairs Committee to President Obama’s visit to Charlottesville last Friday and the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear in DC on Saturday, students around grounds have shown that there really isn’t such a thing as an off year election. Many ‘hoos have already voted absentee and many more have cast their ballots today. Tonight, you can join the Legislative Affairs Committee in the Newcomb Game Room at 7:30 pm to watch the election results come in.
If you can’t get enough of the Midterm elections or still have questions join the Batten School next week when the dust has had time to settle for some perspective on the events of this fall. “Public Policy Crossroads: Impact of the 2010 Midterm Elections” will be a panel discussion hosted by the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy in the Kaleidoscope Room from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm on Thursday, November 11. It will feature Eric Patashnik, Associate Dean of the Batten School, Raymond Scheppach, Executive Director of the National Governors Association, and Gerald Warburg, Director of External Affairs, and Adjunct Professor of the Batten School. It promises to great event and I hope to see you there.
If you have questions about Student Council, the Batten School or just want to talk politics, you can stop by my office hours in the Student Council office in Newcomb on Thursdays at 4 pm or you can email me.