William Woods to host discussion of presidential debates

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Students and community members interested in politics and the upcoming presidential primaries are invited to join the Argumentation & Debate class of William Woods University to watch the presidential primary debates and participate in discussion afterward.

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Two separate events will be held in Cutlip Auditorium of the McNutt Campus Center. The Democratic debate watch will be Tuesday, Oct. 13, and the Republican debate watch will be Wednesday, Oct. 28.

The first event, Oct. 13, will begin at 7:45 p.m., with the debate at 8 p.m. The second event, Oct. 28, will begin at 6:45 p.m., with the debate at 7 p.m.

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“I think this is a great way for a lot of students on campus and people in the general community to come together and watch the debates,” said Dr. Anthony Cavaiani, assistant professor of communication. “I have hosted these events before at other universities and they have been quite a success.”

During both events, participants will watch 45 minutes of the live debates and then participate in breakout discussions facilitated by Cavaiani and his COM 209 class. The two events will be open to William Woods University students, as well as members of the Fulton and mid-Missouri communities.