1. University of Michigan selected to host Presidential Debate in 2020

    Mark Rivett posted October 11, 2019

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    The University of Michigan will host a Presidential Debate on Oct. 15, 2020, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced today.

    The debate, which will take place in the university’s Crisler Center, will be the second in a series of three Presidential Debates next year prior to the November election.

    President Mark Schlissel

    Mark Schlissel: University of Michigan President

    “This is a tremendous opportunity for the university community to contribute to our democracy, while setting an example of civic engagement and shining a light on the outstanding academic strengths of our institution,” said U-M President Mark Schlissel. “Public service and civic engagement are at the core of our great university and its history.”

    The debate will be staged largely on the university’s athletics campus. Crisler Center is home to the men’s and women’s basketball teams and the women’s gymnastics team. Educational and outreach activities will take place in facilities near Crisler Center and in other parts of the Ann Arbor campus.

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