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John C. West Forum on Politics and Policy

West Forum

Presidential Nominating Conventions

Follow Winthrop students during late August and early September as they track the presidential nominating conventions:

• Press releases:
       * Class and Plans Underway for Upcoming Political Conventions
       * Convention Watch Parties Feature Candidates' Favorite Foods

Schedule of activities 
• Candidly Winthrop Photo Galleries 
       * The Johnsonian
       * Flickr

• Blogs by students and faculty -

        * Kaitlyn Schallhorn, English major, Easley, S.C., Winthrop
        * Allie Briggs, political science, Sumter, S.C., Winthrop
        * Claudia Smith Brinson, Columbia College

• Twitter feeds - #WinthropLEAD

• WUTube Videos - 
       * Day One
       * Day Two
       * Day Three

• Celebrity sightings
       * Wolf Blitzer, CNN
       * Jeff Greenfield, television journalist
       * Al Sharpton, civil rights activist and television/radio talk show host
       * Jesse Jackson, civil rights leaders and S.C. native
       * Bob Schieffer, CBS newsman
       * Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton
       * Chuck Todd, NBC political director and MSNBC host
       * Kal Penn, actor and civil servant in the Obama Administration
       * Alfre Woodard, film, stage and television actress
       * America Ferrera, television actress and producer
       * Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State
       * Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D- Calif.)
       * Jessica Alba, actress
       * Sam Stein, political reporter for Huffington Post
       * Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.)
       * Michelle Obama, First Lady
       * Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden
       * U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.)
       * Howard Dean, former Governor of Vermont, former Democratic National Committee chair and former Presidential candidate 
       * Jack Lew, White House chief of staff
       * Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's Hardball
       * Ed Miliband, leader of the British Labour Party 
       * Morgan Tsvangirai, prime minister of Zimbabwe
• By the numbers

• Faces of the Convention
     * Speakers' quotes

• CNN iReport

• Media Attention
     * Winthrop Students to Experience DNC First-Hand
         The Herald, Sunday, August 5
     * Winthrop Students to Participate in DNC
          WCNC, Thursday August 2
     * Big Upside to Democrats in Charlotte
         The Times and Democrat, Thursday, August 16 
     * Students View Nominating Process Up Close
         The Herald, August 20
     * Political Science Students Get Their First "Taste" of Political Conventions
         WRHI, August 29
     * Winthrop Class Takes Students Up Close at the DNC
         The Herald, August 30
     * SCSU Student, Prof to Experience Democratic Convention Firsthand 
         The Times and Democrat, September 2
     * Winthrop Students Explore DNC
          Fox Charlotte, September 3
     * S.C. at the DNC
          The State, September 3
     * S.C. College Students Go to Charlotte to Learn U.S. Politics Firsthand
          S.C. Radio Network, September 3
     * S.C. Students Get Lessons from the Convention
          Post and Courier, September 4
     * British Lord Stuart Wood at DNC
, September 5 
     * Winthrop Students Dive into Politics with RNC, DNC
           WRHI, September 6
     * Winthrop at the DNC
           CN2 compilation of videos 
     * A Learning Experience
           The Greenwood Index-Journal, September 11
    * Students Experience Presidential Election Through Convention, Candidate Visits.
            Winthrop Magazine, Spring 2013.