Weekend Round-up: Last-minute campaigning and other political goodness

by Courtney Sinner

Top o’ the morning to you all; hope you enjoyed that extra hour of sleep today. In the spirit of preparing for a monumental week ahead, here’s the weekend round-up of University-related news for you to chew on:

*Sporting events were a popular destination for some office-seeking political candidates on Saturday. You may have spotted Ole Hovde at the Gopher Homecoming football game handing out stickers and shaking hands, and Senate hopeful Dean Barkley was greeting folks at the X in St. Paul before the WCHA College Hockey Showcase.

*In post-election analyses, the Associated Press is reporting that the Humphrey Institute is organizing a morning-after event "Making Sense of the 2008 Election," featuring Republican expert Vin Weber, a former Minnesota congressman and Bush administration insider, and Jeff Blodgett, who has been running Obama’s Minnesota campaign. So far, it’s scheduled to start at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

*Finally, as the economy remains one of the foremost topics on voters’ minds, a Monday discussion at the Nolte Center’s Institute for Advanced Study will look at "Wall Street Corporate Culture," and how the infamous financial crisis came to be.

That’s all, folks. Enjoy rolling back the clock and today’s beautiful weather.

Courtney Sinner

Campus editor