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Washington University in St. Louis played a prominent role in the national political conversation when it hosted a presidential debate on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. It was the fifth debate held at the university.

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Debate Insider Video: The day history happened

By WashU Debate on October 14, 2016

From the national networks beginning their broadcasts at daybreak to the post-debate Spin Alley frenzy, Oct. 9, 2016, was a historic day at WashU. Our video team captured many of the moments.

journalists crowd Spin Alley

A peek inside Spin Alley

By Elizabethe Holland Durando on October 12, 2016

About 2,000 journalists — including dozens from other countries — converged at Washington University in recent days to cover the presidential debate Oct. 9. When it was over, they swarmed into Spi...

From right: Graduate Professional Council President Haley Dolosic, Student Union President Kenneth Sng, Risa Zwerling and Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton greet presidential candidate Donald Trump before the 2016 presidential debate at Washington University. (Photo: Joe Angeles/Washington University)

Student presidents share debate spotlight

By Leslie Gibson McCarthy on October 12, 2016

As student presidents of SU and GPC, Kenneth Sng and Haley Dolosic enjoyed a few perks. But mostly the two worked tirelessly to help make the debate experience special for everyone.

“The Commission on Presidential Debates’ selection of Washington University is a reflection not only on our dynamic and engaged university community, but also on the importance of the St. Louis region, particularly at this moment in time."

— Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton

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