It’s ‘game day’

The Bear Nation Varsity Band played the National Anthem to help kick off Sunday morning activities. (Photo: Jerry Naunheim/Washington University)

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.

Modeling respectful dialogue

people in chairs talking

The “Danforth Dialogues: Envisioning the Future of Religion and Politics in America” was held Saturday in Graham Chapel. The near-capacity audience slowed down to absorb two-plus hours of respectful discourse on weighty topics.

Dry run: Student stand-ins take national stage

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

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

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

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.

Can’t vote, but still involved

international students

About 2,700 international students at Washington University can’t cast ballots in the presidential election because they are not U.S. citizens. Still, many such students are volunteering to help with the debate and related events to get involved and learn more about the American system.

Engaging staff support

Members of the Facilities team are among the hundreds of university staff members who volunteer hours outside their normal responsibilities to help make the debate a success. (Photo: Washington University)

Staff volunteers are essential for successful debate operations. Whether it’s “another duty as assigned” or not, staff welcome the opportunity to contribute.

Welcome wagon

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