1. U-M no longer hosting Oct. 15 presidential debate

    Mark Rivett posted June 23, 2020

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    The University of Michigan will no longer host one of three presidential debates planned this fall in the run-up to the Nov. 3 general election, but related campus programming will continue.

    The Commission on Presidential Debates announced June 23 that the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County in Miami, Florida, will host the Oct. 15 debate that had been planned for Crisler Center on U-M’s athletics campus.

    President Mark Schlissel

    Mark Schlissel: University of Michigan President

    “Given the scale and complexity of the work we are undertaking to help assure a safe and healthy fall for our students, faculty and staff and limited visitors — and in consideration of the public health guidelines in our state as well as advice from our own experts — we feel it is not feasible for us to safely host the presidential debate as planned.”

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