Courtney Becker | September 27, 2016
Approximately 1,500 students of multiple political affiliations came together Monday on South Quad for a campus-wide presidential debate watch sponsored by NDVotes.
NDVotes co-chair junior Sarah Tomas Morgan said the idea for the event first came about when the Office of the President asked NDVotes to brainstorm activities highlighting the presidential debates.
“Late last spring, the president’s office contacted NDVotes and said … they wanted to do a presidential forum this year that was focused on the debates themselves,” Tomas Morgan said. “I thought it was a fantastic idea because it’s pretty unique that a university president like Fr. [John] Jenkins is on this [debate] commission, so it made a lot of sense to highlight it, in my opinion.”