The Democratic presidential primary kicked into high gear on March 3 as 14 states, Democrats abroad and the U.S. territory of American Samoa participated in Super Tuesday, when 1,357 delegates — more than a third of the total — were awarded. Eight candidates remained in the race for the Democratic nomination.
The campus community watched the returns in the Vandervort Room in Scandling Campus Center along with Assistant Professor of Media and Society Rebecca Burditt, Senior Associate Provost and Associate Professor of Political Science DeWayne Lucas, Assistant Professor of Political Science Ed Quish and Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science J. Ricky Price.
Faculty members engaged in conversation about how to interpret the race in the current media landscape, how to form thoughtful and critical political opinions, representation among the candidates and the current crisis of the Democratic Party, among other topics.
The event was sponsored by HWS Votes, the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning, the Media and Society Department and the Political Science Department.