Middletown Resident Attends Presidential Campaign Seminar
Middletowner Louis Poggioli is in New Hampshire, taking part in a Quinnipiac University advanced-level seminar on presidential campaigns. Poggioli is one of 28 students taking part in the seminar led by Quinnipiac Professor Scott McLean, which coincides with the state's primary election.
The students have been researching the presidential candidates since the fall. As part of their research, the students visited New Hampshire in October to campaign for their favorite candidates.
They returned again for a weekend in November and again in early January to experience the days leading up to the Jan. 10 New Hampshire primary.
McLean has been offering his course every four years since the 2000 election. It is one of the very few programs in the country that directly combines an internship in the campaign of the student's choice with a serious analysis of the history, process and techniques of grassroots politics in the presidential nomination system.
Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston, with campuses in Hamden and North Haven, CT.
The university enrolls more than 6,000 full-time undergraduate students in 53 programs of study, and more than 2,000 graduate students in more than 20 graduate programs.