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.
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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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...
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
An exhibit by University Archives on display in Olin Library’s Grand Staircase Lobby. Contact University Archives with questions or to schedule an appointment to interact with additional material from the debates. Sponsored by Washington University Libraries.