Baldwin Wallace prepares for Bernie Sanders' visit

Baldwin Wallace prepares for Bernie Sanders' visit

BEREA, OH (WOIO) - There's a buzz on Baldwin Wallace's campus.

"They are just so excited to be somewhere they can get involved and they not only have to go to events, but events come to them," said Lauren Copeland, PhD, associate director of the Community Research Institute at BW.

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders will host a rally at Baldwin Wallace on Thursday morning. Sanders visited Cleveland State University back in November.

Copeland teaches political science and says her students have been following his campaign.

"In particular, the promise of lower tuition at college rings with them," Copeland said.

Baldwin Wallace released its newest poll on Wednesday morning and the numbers show Sanders and Hillary Clinton are almost tied with 45 percent and 44 percent of the Democratic votes.

On the Republican side, Donald Trump and Ohio Gov. John Kasich are also tied with Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio in third and fourth place.

Senior vice president of the University, Dick Fletcher, says Baldwin Wallace is a special place and they welcome all the candidates.

"Over the years, we've had Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama, John McCain and Jesse Jackson, Paul Ryan, and with him was Condoleezza Rice. So we've had a number of folks over the years come to the campus, and brought a lot of excitement with them," said Fletcher.

Thursday's rally is open and free to the public. Find more event details here.

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