a historic day at Washington University in St. Louis. “I think it’s amazing that history is happening right here,” one of our students quipped. So did we. Watch how our Washington University videographers captured the day.
The eyes of the world will be on this very stage beginning at 8 p.m. (CDT) tonight. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look.
This Sunday, Oct. 9, Washington University will host the second presidential debate. A supporting cast of more than 4,500 journalists, student volunteers, local police officers, vendors, student audience members, campaign staff and surrogates, and university employees also will play important roles in this historic event.
Economic advisers to presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will offer their insight into the candidate’s economic platforms as they square off in their own debate at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Steinberg Auditorium.
Opportunities for media to get B-roll footage and photos of the debate hall for the Sunday, Oct. 9, presidential debate at Washington University. Media will be allowed to capture the Commission on Presidential Debate’s town hall set from the upper balcony of the university’s Field House.
“Envisioning the Future of Religion and Politics in America” will be the focus as the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis welcomes national news media superstars Krista Tippett, David Brooks and E.J. Dionne Jr. for a pre-presidential debate dialogue Saturday, Oct. 8, in Graham Chapel on the Danforth Campus.
Political journalist Ezra Klein explains that it’s imperative for American voters to focus less on the candidates and more on the structure of our democracy.
Some 2,065 Washington University in St. Louis students have registered using TurboVote. And thousands more have registered online or in their home state. The Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement is working to boost the campus registration rate to 80 percent and the registered voter participation rate to 65 percent.
Cassie Klosterman, a voter engagement fellow at Washington University’s Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement and a 2016 graduate in Arts & Sciences, talks about her recent experiences as a delegate at College Debate 16. The national gathering of college students was sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates.
The university has a long history of hosting presidential (and vice presidential) debates, and on Oct. 9, 2016, we are scheduled to host yet another. Here, we take a look back at how WashU became a go-to debate site and some interesting things that happened along the way.