Debates tomorrow — 3 to 6!

My cover story out this week will introduce you to the competitive races in the election this semester. That’s unfortunately only the race for president and vice president, and the Boca governor seat.

There’s a write-up about the candidates for those spots, along with what specific plans they were willing — or able — to outlay at this point. It also features an unedited statement from each of the tickets or governor candidates who submitted one.

It’s perhaps worth noting that I extended the same offer to the candidates for governor on the other campuses, even though their races are uncompetitive. None of them responded, though.

I’m hoping the debates tomorrow will help folks in their decision-making. Like last year, I’ll be co-moderating with former UP editor Michele Boyet. There will be a Q&A period for students to ask their own questions, although our time constraints may mean not everyone will have time to ask. (It turned out impossible to completely align the schedules of everyone involved.)

However, the schedule does include a meet/greet/eat period ahead of the debates, where you might be able to talk one-on-one with the candidates. They’re also sure to be campaigning hard in the Breezeway next week. Another option is to e-mail your questions to me or post them in comments. But again, I can’t guarantee any given question will get squeezed in.

Owl TV will be recording the debate, so if you’re in class or otherwise busy you’ll get a chance to see what the candidates say. Owl Radio will also be rebroadcasting  the audio on Friday.

If you can make it out, though, we’ll be in the Grand Palm Room of the Boca Student Union from 3 to 6 p.m. Here’s how the planned schedule breaks down:

  • 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. : Boca Governor meet and greet (free food!)
  • 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. : Boca Governor debate
  • 4:00 – 4:30 p.m. : Presidential meet and greet
  • 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. : Presidential debate

Roughly the last ten minutes of the governor debate and the last half hour of the presidential debate will be for student questions. Hope you can make it. Voting’s next week on Tuesday and Wednesday — but of course I’ll post a separate reminder about that when the time is closer.


4 Responses to “Debates tomorrow — 3 to 6!”

  1. Here are my questions:

    1. Frisbee is a popular recreational activity at FAU. Will your administration build a disc golf course on campus?

    2. Given that a new parking garage costs several million dollars and is therefore not a feasible investment for SGA, what realistic options do we have to mitigate our parking woes?

    3. Outside of parking and class availability problems, what are the main issues for FAU students?

    4. FAU’s basketball and football teams are finding great success yet have experienced modest attendance. How big of an FAU sports fan are you and what would your administration do to boost the excitement and attendance at FAU sports events?

    5. What specifically would your administration do to increase FAU’s influence and presence off-campus throughout the city of Boca Raton?

  2. Oh damn it, I was too late.

  3. How’d the debates go? I can’t find any transcript of it anywhere.

  4. James–

    Sorry you didn’t make it. Some of your questions were addressed, but there unfortunately isn’t a transcript available. I haven’t even been able to watch it again myself.

    Nor has Owl TV got the video up anywhere online, to my knowledge. I’m pestering the station manager about that and will do so more today. It really does suck that we don’t have an efficient, quick way of sharing this stuff in advance of the election.


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