Around 30 Brenau students gathered Monday, Sept. 16 in Thurmond McRae to watch the first 2016 presidential debate and engage in both pre and post-debate conversations. Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution/Legal Studies and Business Dr. Kimberly Willis organized the event and co-facilitated the event with Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Heather Hollimon. Willis noted that the historic nature of the event, with Hillary Clinton being the first women ever to accept a major-party presidential nomination, provided the perfect opportunity for Brenau students to engage in important political conversations.
Freshman History/Political Science major Emma Johnson enjoyed both watching the debate and the pre-debate discussion. “It was great to hear the thoughts and opinions of other Brenau students. Everyone is different, and I enjoyed learning more about the wide variety of political issues that are important to my classmates.”
SGA will co-host the next presidential debate watching party and pre and post-debate discussion with the Conflict Resolution/Legal Studies and History/Political Science faculty in Thurmond McRae on the Gainesville historic campus on Sunday, Oct. 9. Snacks will be served. All Brenau students, staff and faculty are encouraged to attend.