From Christina Sickinger ’18:
Come join Arcadia Political Magazine, Wesleyan College Republicans, and Wesleyan College Democrats to watch the CNBC Republican Primary Debate! There will be snacks, and what promises to be an interesting debate.
Date: Wednesday, October 28
Time: 8-11 pm
Place: Tischler Hall (Exley 150)
Greetings from Usdan. The esteemed BZOD and I are awaiting the start of the annual WSA Presidential Debate, featuring presidential candidates Mari Jarris ’14, Nicole Updegrove ’14, and Keith Conway ’16 (each of whom you’ll get to know more when we publish a group interview with the candidates in a few days). As I write this, BZOD is shamelessly fraternizing with the candidates, who are all smiling in a most political manner. We’re hoping to continue a tradition started by the great frostedmoose several years ago, though we can’t expect to match his poetic fervor or unparalleled wit. We can only hope he’s following along somewhere shaking his head furiously and deliriously throwing cat memes at a wall.
Apparently this debate is livestreaming somewhere, but I don’t have time to find the link because it’s about to start. If you care enough to livestream it, you’re probably here in Usdan anyway.
Liveblog entries appear after the jump.
Hello and welcome to the first liveblog of the first debate of the 2012 Presidentiapocalypse! Right now you’re probably asking yourself, “Well, this is awesome! But why is Wesleying doing a liveblog of the presidential debates in the first place?” Good question, insightful reader. Sit down on papa’s lap and I’ll give you an answer.
Wesleying is about all things Wesleyan/college life, right? Right. Some of us here at headquarters were doing some pondering, and we realized: the elections affect students’ lives. And given the reaction to Obama’s victory and 2008 commencement address, Wesleyan students clearly have a part. (Disclaimer: I like Obama.)
We’re here to raise the campus discourse.
We’re here to provide deep political commentary.
We’re here to fucking liveblog the debate.
Want to help the student body choose the next President of the WSA? Submit questions for the WSA Presidential Debate to be held Monday, April 23rd on the 1st floor of Usdan.
The President sets the direction for the Assembly, and bears a great deal of influence as the representative of the student voice. Ze occupies a critical space in dialogue with the administration, faculty, and other members of the community. Ze has input on everything from assembly and university policy to budgetary issues, and almost every possible issue that affects students.
Petitions for candidacy are available here and must be submitted Friday at 4:00PM. I, Syed Ali ’13, WSA Information Technology Coordinator and member of the Elections Committee, will be moderating the debate. Feel free to direct any questions about the debate to me by emailing sali(at)wesleyan(dot)edu. More information on the candidates and on the debate itself will be made available soon.
For now, please help your fellow students by asking about the issues that matter: