On election night, Nov. 2, students in political science courses at CCA had a unique opportunity to weigh in with their predictions for some of Colorado's hottest congressional races. In front of a professional “greenscreen” in the college’s Disaster Management Institute, they taped their well-researched analysis about the election for internal “broadcast” to fellow students as live election results came pouring in.
Following interview taping and editing, students watched themselves in large-screen format, “broadcasting” breaking news alongside network broadcasters and analysts including Tom Brokaw, Brian Williams, and Andrea Mitchell.
Students in classes taught by Matt Gianneschi, CCA vice president of student services and enrollment management, and Bobby Pace, adjunct instructor and mentor coordinator in political science, gathered in the Institute to watch live election coverage and learn about polling trends and execution while immersed in live local and national election results. “Students reported that this is one election cycle they really got to understand and enjoy,” said Pace. “It’s a testament to the kind of empowered voters political science strives to create.”
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