Binghamton Mayoral Candidates Address BU and Student Issues
David Sloan Wilson
Students from a new course titled “The Binghamton Microcosm” held interviews with Mayoral candidates Rich David and Teri Rennia to discuss issues especially relevant to BU students. The interviews were aired on the campus radio station WHRW on October 31and are being made available here.
The issues covered include:
• The most important priorities for each candidate.
• The current and future relationship between the city and BU
• Does Binghamton have a “town-gown” problem?
• Problems experienced by BU students living in Binghamton, including safety, living conditions, zoning and code enforcement, and limited access to businesses such as grocery stores.
• Urban sprawl along Vestal Parkway
• Public transportation
“The Binghamton Microcosm” course (UNIV 380B) is available primarily to Mountainview College students and integrates their college experience with projects of their own design in the Binghamton area.
Richard David interview:
Teri Rennia interview: