Mondale speaks to students at DNC watch party

Students gathered in Rapson Hall to watch President Obama accept the official nomination for President.

Students for Obama president Laura Pratt and former U.S. vice president Walter Mondale watch a video stream from the Democratic National Convention on Thursday evening in Rapson Hall. Mondale encouraged students to involve themselves in the political process in fall 2012.

Daniel Worku

Students for Obama president Laura Pratt and former U.S. vice president Walter Mondale watch a video stream from the Democratic National Convention on Thursday evening in Rapson Hall. Mondale encouraged students to involve themselves in the political process in fall 2012.

by Alexi Gusso

Students filled a Rapson Hall lecture hall Thursday night to watch a live feed of the Democratic National Convention and to hear from former Vice President Walter Mondale.

Students For Obama, a campus group focused on re-electing Obama and increasing student turnout at the polls, hosted the DNC watch party.

After a brief speech by Mondale urging students to get involved with the campaign, the audience watched the president deliver his speech and accept the nomination in Charlotte, N.C.