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MIAMI DADE COLLEGE K COLLEGE nown as “Democracy’s College,” Miami Dade College is a focal point of U.S. events, serving as the launch pad of presidential candi-dacies and locus of a presidential debate, White House forum and political rallies while providing students the opportunity to witness history. The eyes of the nation turned to MDC’s Kendall Campus for the March 9 Univision-Washington Post Democratic debate between former U.S. Sec-retary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders . Earlier that same day, Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz held a rally at MDC’s AT EPICENTER OF U.S. POLITICS Sen. Ted Cruz held a rally at MDC. f orum Carly Fiorina spoke at MDC. April 2016 • Volume 20 • Number 2 Wolfson Campus. Running up to the presidential race, Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush both chose MDC to formally announce their White House bids. Past candidates making MDC the focal point of their campaign trail include Mitt Romney , Newt Gingrich , Al Gore , Gary Hart and Michael Dukakis . Before President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Cuba, U.S. Deputy Na-tional Security Advisor Ben Rhodes and Roots of Hope co-founder Felice Gorordo discussed U.S. goals for relations with Cuba at Wolfson Campus. Sen. Marco Rubio, above, and former Gov. Jeb Bush, below, announced their candidacies at MDC. Sen. Bernie Sanders and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton debated at MDC’s Kendall Campus on March 9. Roots of Hope Co-founder Felice Gorordo, left, and U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes spoke at Wolfson Campus. Cartoonists Mix Politics, Art to Fete Pulitzer’s 100th Year Miami Dade College recently hosted an interactive event with five Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonists during a celebration and panel discus-sion commemorating 100 years of excellence in journalism and the arts. At MDC’s Miami Animation & Gaming Internation-al Complex (MAGIC), the artists led an impactful conversation with students in the fields of anima-tion, mass communication and literature on how art can convey ideologies. The panel of cartoonists in-cluded Jim Morin of the Miami Herald ; Joel Pett of the Lexington Herald-Leader ; Steve Benson of The Arizona Register ; Ann Telnaes of The Wash-ington Post ; and Paul Szep , formerly of The Bos-ton Globe . Besides interactive sessions, the panel discussed current events and the political process with stu-dents from MDC’s Institute for Civic Engagement and Democracy, School for Advanced Studies and New World School of the Arts. Pulitzer-winning editorial cartoonists shared their secrets of success with MDC students. At right are, from left, Paul Szep, Jim Morin, Joel Pett, Ann Telnaes and Steve Benson. Above, Benson sketches a cartoon.

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