Debate Insider: Oct. 9, 2016

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.

Ready for our close-up

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.
Danforth Dialogues panelists

Danforth Dialogues explore future of religion and politics Oct. 8

“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.

College students want a voice in the debate

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.
1992 presidential debate stage. Ross Perot, Bill Clinton and George HW Bush stand behind podiums on a red carpeted stage.

WashU debate history

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.
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