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Researchers To Measure Rhodes Students′ Reactions To Presidential Debates

Publication Date: 10/1/2012

Rhodes is one of the campuses nationwide where researchers will ask young voters for their reactions to campaign messages in the upcoming Presidential debates.

Students are being asked to bring their smart devicesĀ and laptops to Burrow Lobby and watch the first Presidential debate live on Wednesday, Oct. 3. The event begins at 7 p.m. with students receiving assistance setting up a Twitter account to post their reactions followed by a pre-debate survey, the debate watch and a post-debate survey.

Students who attend the entire event can earn extra credit/service credit for participation. Students also will have opportunities to participate in future Presidential debates on Oct. 11, 16, 22. Those interested in participating in these events should contact Political Science Professor Amy Jasperson at jaspersona@rhodes.edu or (210) 663-1278.

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October 3, 2012

As a student at the University of Texas, but who has a good friend at Rhodes, I was very intrigued by the debate tonight. I did not think that either candidate put their strongest foot forward, and I did not see anything game-changing that will be particularly critical in their campaigns, but I believe that the topics they covered are important to the future of our country and to the opportunities available to us as we graduate from higher educational institutions over the coming years.