University to host final presidential debate showing

By Anna Heinemann

Tonight’s presidential debate will give George W. Bush and John Kerry one last opportunity to rhetorically pummel one other.

The political science honor society, Pi Sigma Alpha, will show the debate in room 150 of the Animal Science Lab, according to Ryan Spain, Pi Sigma Alpha president. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m., and the debate will begin at 8.

Spain, a senior in LAS, said Pi Sigma Alpha has sponsored showings of all three debates with the help of the political science and speech communications departments.

Approximately 200 students attended the organizations’ showing of the first debate, and nearly 400 attended the second.

Following tonight’s debate, a panel discussion and analysis will be led by faculty experts. The focus of the debate and the following discussion is domestic public policy.

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“It’s a lot more fun to watch debates in a group setting,” Spain said. “And it’s much more salient and meaningful to have your own professors going through and breaking down the issues.”