In 2000, Michelle Purdy, assistant professor of education in Arts & Sciences, was Student Union president. Here's a glimpse into her Debate Day experience.
Just how did Washington University get that first debate in 1992? From Washington magazine, here's a glimpse of how it came to be — in just nine days.
What's it like to put on an event of this scope? Let's hear from the guy who, since 1992, has been behind-the-scenes in one way or another at every debate held on this campus.
Four key ways debate prep has changed from 1992, the first year Washington University hosted a national presidential debate.
Can't forget the swag. Buttons, bottles, bags, posters and other items such as media kits and t-shirts allows WashU to put a memorable stamp on debate festivities.
For the third time in Washington University's storied history of hosting debates, a town-hall meeting has been selected as the format for the Oct. 9 debate.
On Sept. 23, 2015, Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton, along with other university and student leaders, shared the news with the university community and the St. Louis media at a press conference.
As the eyes of the world turn to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Washington University in St. Louis will play a prominent role in the national political conversation when it hosts a presidential debate on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016.