debate hall prep

Student journalists cover news ‘on the world stage’

By Ryan Rhea on October 7, 2016

While reporting live from a presidential debate may seem a daunting challenge for a student journalist, the students from Student Life, WUPR and WUTV seem to have it covered, bringing creative approaches, fresh angles, and a remarkable enthusiasm to their efforts.

Ready for our close-up

By Diane Toroian Keaggy on October 6, 2016

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

By Rosalind Early on October 4, 2016

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

By Diane Toroian Keaggy on October 3, 2016

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

By Leslie Gibson McCarthy on October 3, 2016

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

By Rosalind Early on October 1, 2016

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.