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Gavin Newsom Visits University of the Pacific, Part III

SF Mayor Gavin Newsom with Political Science students Jeff Surface, Betsy Hammer, and Meghan Mullen

SF Mayor Gavin Newsom with Political Science students Jeff Surface, Betsy Hammer, and Meghan Mullen

When San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom visited University of the Pacific for a campaign event on February 12, 2009 he began his campus visit by leading a seminar on politics and government with Pacific Political Science students.  The seminar took place in Jacoby Center for Public Service and Civic Leadership.  Professor Bob Benedetti, the Jacoby Center’s executive director moderated the seminar.  

Professor Robert Benedetti moderates the seminar with SF Mayor Gavin Newsom

Professor Robert Benedetti moderates the seminar with SF Mayor Gavin Newsom

The mayor and the students discussed a range of issues including same-sex marriage, the California budget morass, education policy and others.  

Political Science student Shaun Callahan enjoys an exchange of views with Mayor Newsom

Political Science student Shaun Callahan enjoys an exchange of views with Mayor Newsom

The mayor also offered career advice to the students: “You don’t have to be the best of the best… just be the only one that does what you do.”

Mayor Newsom poses with Pacific Political Science student Julia Sweeney

Mayor Newsom poses with Pacific Political Science student Julia Sweeney

  1. February 19, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Yeah! Pictures!

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