Notre Dame as host of the presidential debate


The University of Notre Dame has announced that the university will not serve as the host site for the first presidential debate of 2020 scheduled for September 29. University of Notre Dame president Reverend John Jenkins said the decision was made after consultation with local health officials and unanimous support from the university’s executive committee.

In a letter to the community of Notre Dame, Father Jenkins said that “the inevitable reduction in student attendance in the debate room, volunteer opportunities and ancillary educational events have undermined the primary benefit of the accommodation – providing our students with a meaningful opportunity to engage in the US political process.

Notre-Dame hosted six presidents during the opening ceremonies, which the university says is more than any other university in the country except military academies, but it was to be Notre-Dame’s first presidential debate. Lady. Jenkins is a member of the board of directors of the Nonpartisan and Nonprofit Presidential Debates Commission.

Jenkins added: “Despite this decision, I hope we all remain tuned in to the many important issues facing our country in this election year – and, please, exercise our right and privilege to vote on Tuesday, November 3.


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