Students Hold Mock Presidential Debate & Install VOTE Sculpture

MCC students will represent the Obama and McCain campaigns in a mock presidential debate at MCC Venice Thursday, Oct. 30, at 2 p.m., in the Selby room of Building 800.

The Progressive Club and History and Political Science Club are cosponsoring the debate. Topics will include the 2008 election hot issues: the war in Iraq, health care and insurance, taxes and the three "big e's" -- education, the environment and the economy.

MCC students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. There is no admission charge.

In other election-related news, MCC Venice art instructor Jim Sager and art students created a giant "VOTE" sculpture as a project for Arts and Letters Day that falls this year on Nov. 4, Election Day. The angled "O" of the sculpture was inspired by Philadelphia's famous "LOVE" sculpture.

The "VOTE" sculpture is installed in the canopied performance pavilion and accessible for students, faculty and staff to add clippings, pictures, personal writings and virtually anything that will adhere to it. MCC Professor Dr. Doug Ford, Arts and Letters Day organizer, said, "Freedom of expression is important but we ask contributors to keep the dignity of the project in mind when selecting items to bring."

VOTE Sculpture

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