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Boston-area campus news round-up, week of March 5: Super coverage of Super Tuesday

Posted by Alex Pearlman  March 9, 2012 02:18 PM

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After months of hearing about voting results in other states, Massachusetts’ registered Republicans finally had the chance to make their voices heard this week, on Super Tuesday.

While the news from local campuses was thinner than usual this week because the writers and editors of a few college papers were enjoying Spring Break, those at the schools that were still in session spent a bit of space covering the primaries and their results. Here’s some of what they had to say.

“Super Tuesday predictions look favorably toward Romney” (Joseph Dalia, March 6) -- The Daily Free Press
Even before the results started trickling in, all signs pointed to a victory for Mitt Romney in this state, as Dalia wrote on Primary Day. Citing a Suffolk poll and speaking with one of BU’s American politics professors and a couple students, Dalia concluded that “former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney should have no trouble winning the Republican primary in the Commonwealth.”

“Romney Makes Boston Speech” (Nicholas P. Fandos, March 7) -- The Harvard Crimson
As expected, Romney collected over 70 percent of votes in Massachusetts and won votes from all 41 of the state’s delegates. “In the absence of key victories, the night was about Massachusetts,” Fandos writes. After his win was announced, the former governor thanked the state’s voters in a speech at a local hotel. “Romney’s victory in his home state was expected by analysts,” Fandos writes, “who said anything short of a blowout here would have been a major disappointment to the campaign.”

Super Tuesday Special Election Coverage (March 7) -- The Daily Collegian
The most thorough coverage of Super Tuesday, by far, came from the staff at UMass Amherst’s student paper. Their reports included individual pieces about each of the day’s primaries and reflections from two students on past Republican primaries.

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