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.
Student programming culminated in a Debate Fair Sunday, Oct. 9. In addition to having fun, the focus was to engage students with issues surrounding the election and encourage them to vote.
As the eyes of the world were focused on Washington University, here’s what one set of eyes inside the debate hall observed.
On Sunday, the university was given 352 tickets by the Commission on Presidential Debates, and it distributed all of them to lucky students, who were selected via a lottery system.
Washington University got a taste of game-day excitement when national media set up stages around campus, and student band members, cheerleaders and the Bear performed for morning crowds.
Staff volunteers are essential for successful debate operations. Whether it’s “another duty as assigned” or not, staff welcome the opportunity to contribute.
The hottest ticket this weekend is the presidential debate. The second-highest prize is a volunteer job that lands the lucky worker close to the action.
The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales are scheduled to make a special appearance ahead of the presidential debate at Washington University
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and a very special Snapchat effort will offer unprecedented opportunities for students and alumni to engage with the debate.
No matter who wins Nov. 8, the next president will inherit a broken system of government. That was political journalist Ezra Klein’s sobering message to students in Graham Chapel Sept. 27.