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NKU to Host Live Presidential Debate Polling

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – Students, faculty and guests will again use the latest digital technology while watching the last presidential debate as the Northern Kentucky University College of Informatics hosts the “Digital Debate-In” Oct. 22 in the Student Union Grand Ballroom.

More than 120 people will gather for the event. Previous Digital Debate-Ins have been held at Griffin Hall’s George and Ellen Rieveschl Digitorium, but the event will be moved to the Student Union to accommodate Monday night classes.

As the televised debate progresses, polling questions will be flashed on screens in the Student Union and the audience will immediately vote on a variety of questions, including which candidate made their point and who’s winning the debate.

Before the debate begins, NKU communication studies professor Dr. Steven Weiss will lead an informal discussion at 8:30 p.m. on the presidential debates and the key points to watch. Dr. Weiss has written the argumentation textbook “Making Arguments: Reason in Context.”

“There has never been a time in recent political history where the debates seemed to figure so prominently in the expected outcome of the debate," said Dr. Weiss.

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