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Report from New HampshireStudents on the primary trail
An education in presidential politics

21 January 2004

About the New Hampshire project

Students Jenny Felsen, Gary Li and Hanna Siddiqui are enrolled in UC Berkeley's Washington Program Office. Michael Goldstein, program director, says the New Hampshire primary provides students in the program with hands-on experience in politics, bridging the gap between what they learn in the classroom and the reality of hardball politics. Later, the students will write research papers on the presidential selection process, and present their findings at an April public forum that is part of the UC Washington Center's year-long lecture series on the 2004 presidential race. Learn more about the Washington Program's "campaign capstone"

In a tight budget situation, the New Hampshire project was made possible by the Institute of Governmental Studies and the Undergraduate Division of the College of Letters and Science, which saw this as a unique undergraduate learning experience and a practical way to forge future leaders.

– In the week leading up to New Hampshire's Jan. 27 presidential primary, the NewsCenter will feature reports written by three Berkeley students working for the campaigns of Howard Dean and Dennis Kucinich.

The dispatches

Gary Li with the Dean campaign:
• Where it all leads to 1.29
• The final hours before the election 1.27
• The speech, the debate and the interview 1.23
• The day after Iowa 1.21

Hanna Siddiqui with the Kucinich campaign:
• Meeting the candidate 1.22

Jenny Felsen with the Dean campaign:
• A cold start 1.21