|Davidson College Visit by Howard Dean Cancelled
October 08, 2008
Contact: Stacey Schmeidel
Davidson – Gov. Howard Dean’s Oct. 9 visit to Davidson College has been cancelled due to a last-minute scheduling conflict.
Dean was scheduled to speak on behalf of presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama at Davidson at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9. His visit was sponsored by the Young Democrats, who now hope to sponsor a visit by another speaker at a later date.
Dean’s talk was the first half of a two-part event arranged by Davidson’s Young Democrats and College Republicans. The second part of that event—a 3:30 p.m. talk by Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) will take place as scheduled. Burr will speak on behalf of presidential candidate Sen. John McCain in the Lilly Family Gallery. Burr’s talk is sponsored by the College Republicans.
Davidson students will register voters during Burr’s talk. Friday, Oct. 10, is the last day to register to vote in North Carolina. Earlier this fall, Davidson’s Young Democrats and College Republicans announced a bipartisan drive designed to get 100 percent of Davidson’s 1,700 students registered to vote.
Davidson College is a highly selective independent liberal arts college for 1,700 students located 20 minutes north of Charlotte in Davidson, N.C. Since its establishment in 1837 by Presbyterians, the college has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars and is consistently regarded as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Through The Davidson Trust, the college became the first liberal arts institution in the nation to replace loans with grants in all financial aid packages, giving all students the opportunity to graduate debt-free. Davidson competes in NCAA athletics at the Division I level, and a longstanding Honor Code is central to student life at the college.
Posted By: Bill Giduz