For the current Presidential campaign, 32 students from Occidental College fanned out across the country on “campaign semester.” This program allows students to earn a semester of college credit for working on political campaigns during the fall. Campaign semester began in 2008, when Occidental’s most famous former student, Barack Obama, was running for the presidency.
After Election Day, students are scheduled to return to their campus. According to college officials, campaign semester is the only one of its kind.
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