Ready for our close-up

A supporting cast of student volunteers, local police officers, vendors, student audience members and WashU staff are playing important roles in this historic debate.

You want numbers? We got ’em

Hosting a presidential debate requires a lot of … well, everything. Here is a look at what it takes (so far) to make sure one of the most important events in the presidential election season goes off without a hitch.

If food choices decided the debate

Who doesn’t love food? Campus food service Bon Appetit and the WashU chapter of Spoon University have planned debate-themed food choices for students.

Here come the media

This year, students again will have multiple opportunities to appear as extras on national broadcasts when the national media descend upon the Danforth Campus on Saturday, Oct. 8, and Sunday, Oct. 9.

Brookings Hall lit up for presidential debate

Hundreds celebrated the start of Debate Week at Washington University in St. Louis Saturday night with the lighting of iconic Brookings Hall on the Danforth Campus.

History on display

Debate pins and buttons

A new exhibit at Olin Library showcases WashU’s debate history through the end of October. Two traveling presidential history exhibits are on campus this week as well.

The View From Here Special: Debate Prep

Even though Washington University in St. Louis has been preparing for the Oct. 9 Presidential Debate since last September, signs of the upcoming event began appearing all over campus this August.