Debate Insider Video: The day history happened

By WashU Debate on October 14, 2016 in News

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.

Sharing the experience: ‘Yes, I was here’

By WashU Debate on October 10, 2016 in News

From Hillman Hall to Holmes Lounge, from the Danforth University Center to the 560 Music Center, from Edison Theatre to Mudd Field to even the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine campus, thousands of students, faculty, staff and alumni shared in the debate experience through watch parties.

Dry run: Student stand-ins take national stage

By Julie Kennedy on October 9, 2016 in News

Snapchat vs. Instagram, tape vs. glue, concerts vs. music festivals. At a dress rehearsal for the 2016 presidential debate, student stand-ins took on tough issues.

All the world’s stage

By Diane Toroian Keaggy on October 9, 2016 in News

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.

Want selfies? 6 top debate-themed photo spots

By Rosalind Early and Mia Kweskin on October 9, 2016 in News

Students who didn’t win the lottery for debate tickets or get credentialed to get near the Athletic Complex can still get in on the debate fun today around campus. Here are the six spots for a debate-themed selfies.

Documenting history

By Leslie Gibson McCarthy on October 8, 2016 in News

Students from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts are spending debate weekend covering the action like only they know how: Through drawing and photography.

Washington University statement on presidential debate

By Washington University on October 8, 2016 in Uncategorized

Our responsibility as host is to provide a neutral space for the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) to hold its debate and for the American people to see the two leading candidates together on the same stage, addressing the issues on the minds of voters. It would be inappropriate to comment any further. Months of […]

Welcome wagon

By Terri Nappier on October 7, 2016 in News

On a perfect fall afternoon, the iconic Budweiser Clydesdales helped kick off the presidential debate festivities with a short parade across the Danforth Campus.