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

It’s ‘game day’

By Chuck Finder on October 9, 2016

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.

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Modeling respectful dialogue

By Terri Nappier on October 9, 2016

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

By Julie Kennedy on October 9, 2016

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

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

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

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.

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Can’t vote, but still involved

By Julie Kennedy on October 8, 2016

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.

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)

Engaging staff support

By Julie Kennedy on October 8, 2016

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

Student volunteers: In the center of the action

By Julie Kennedy on October 7, 2016

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.

Welcome wagon

By Terri Nappier on October 7, 2016

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