College Debate 2016 attracts national media coverage

Dominican University of California students David Enriquez ‘17 and Sayra Trejo ’18 were featured by Telemundo in a national news broadcast about the College Debate 2016 Town Hall.

College Debate 2016 is a first-of-its-kind national initiative created by Dominican to provide college students from throughout the United States a platform to discuss and debate the issues facing our country. Dominican created this initiative after being named a Voter Education Partner for the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD).

David and Sayra spoke with Telemundo about their work on CD16, their top issues going into the U.S. presidential election, and their desire to be involved in the political process. Telemundo is a division of NBC Universal.

Other news media outlets chronicling College Debate 2016 were Inside Higher Education, NBC Bay Area (KNTV), the Marin Independent Journal of the Bay Area News Group, and ABC News Live, which live streamed the event from Angelico Concert Hall.

Earlier this summer, Dominican’s Victor Chan ‘17, was interviewed for a KQED-radio story about his involvement in College Debate 2016.  Hallie Balch ’18 spoke with KCBS Radio when student delegates convened at Dominican in June for CD16 training.

Among regional stories that focused in College Debate 2016 delegates from other schools participating in this initiative were:
James Durant from The Citadel, South Carolina; Shayla Bozdech from Indiana State University; Rotimi Adeoye from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, New York; Barrett Goodwin from Hendrix College, Arkansas; Victoria Grijalva Ochoa from Arizona State University; Jacque Moss from University of Wisconsin Colleges Extension; Cassie Klosterman from Washington University, St. Louis; Allie Stein from Cabrini University, Pennsylvania; Jana Al Jarrah from Oakland University, Michigan; Ophelia Alvarez from Northeastern Illinois University, and Malik James and Angela Tona from Nazareth College, Rochester, N.Y.

During College Debate 2016, student delegates from across the nation identified the issues that matter most to millennial voters and created questions during the town hall to be presented to the presidential candidates during the fall debates. Read more here.

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September 12, 2016