Whitman Brown Debate


MegAndJerry.jpgMeg Whitman and Jerry Brown (photo of Whitman is CC-By [WWW]Max Morse)

UC Davis hosted the first of three debates in the race for governor on Sept. 28, 2010. Democratic candidate Jerry Brown and Republican candidate Meg Whitman came together on stage at the Mondavi Center for an hour-long event that was broadcast live on TV, radio and internet feeds. Tickets were made available to local attendees via a lottery.

Due to the large number of press attendees, from 4pm to 12pm midnight, Mrak Hall Drive (between old Davis Road and Mrak Hall) and Alumni Lane (on the north and east sides of Vanderhoef Quad, in front of the Mondavi Center) were closed.

The afternoon before the debate, Jerry Brown took some time to run a few laps around the track at the ARC.

Both Brown and Whitman supporters were demonstrating outside the Mondavi before and during the event.

One of the questions was from an unidentified UC Davis student (posed by Capital Public Radio’s Marianne Russ), asking whether the candidates would roll back funding cuts to the UC, CSU, and community colleges from recent years.

Viewing Parties

Student Housing planned "a couple" viewing parties, but only publicly announced one. The one open to all UC Davis students was located in the main room of Tercero commons and was held from 5pm to 8pm.

The Center for Leadership Learning hosted a viewing party for undergraduates, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm in the Community Center (Building 180) at The Colleges at La Rue.

Campus Unions announced that it would host a viewing party in the ArtLounge on the second floor of the Memorial Union.

The Graduate School of Management hosted an invitation-only party for their members.

Off campus, the Davis College Democrats planned to gather at 5:40pm for a viewing party at Bistro 33.

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