April 2016, Volume 20, Number 2

COVERSTORY

At the Epicenter of It All

Known as “Democracy’s College,” Miami Dade College is a focal point of U.S. events, serving as the launch pad of presidential candidacies and locus of a presidential debate, White House forum and political rallies while providing students the opportunity to witness history.

The eyes of the nation turned to MDC’s Kendall Campus for the March 9 Univision-Washington Post Democratic debate between former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders. Earlier that same day, Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz held a rally at MDC’s Wolfson Campus. Running up to the presidential race, Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush both chose MDC to formally announce their White House bids. Past candidates making MDC the focal point of their campaign trail include Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Al Gore, Gary Hart and Michael Dukakis.

Before President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Cuba, U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes and Roots of Hope co-founder Felice Gorordo discussed U.S. goals for relations with Cuba at Wolfson Campus.


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