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Mondale to co-teach class at University of Minnesota

Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS — Former Vice President Walter Mondale will co-teach a class at the University of Minnesota, giving students unique access to the debates behind government decisions he was part of in the Carter administration.

Mondale will team up with Larry Jacobs, director of the Humphrey Institute’s Study of Politics and Governance. Jacobs said the course will help students make connections to historical events that happened 25 years ago through recently published documents.

The course, "America’s Constitutional Crisis, 1964 to Present," will discuss the president and the Congress and their authority over national and foreign policy.

"I think we’ll be on the central issues of our time," Mondale said, adding that students will debate issues such as when a president can declare war or rights regarding wiretapping.

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This will be the second time Mondale has teamed up with Jacobs.

"I thought it was such a successful class that I said, ‘Let’s do it again,"’ Mondale said.

Alex Hontos, a third-year law student, took Mondale’s class last semester and said he was amazed.

"It was fabulous," he said. "It was just an incredible opportunity to be so close to someone who’s done so many things."

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