January 27, 2020
Planning for the presidential debate that will be staged at U-M in October is well underway, with the Debate Steering Committee providing overall guidance for a long list of tasks and events being considered.
December 13, 2019
As U-M prepares to host a presidential debate next October, a new faculty advisory committee will begin to explore related academic and civic experiences to take place in the preceding months.
November 25, 2019
Short news items from around the university.
November 21, 2019
In conjunction with next fall’s presidential debate, U-M will welcome representatives from across the globe for a symposium on political candidate debates and other key democratic principles and practices.
November 15, 2019
The university is part of the Michigan Collegiate Voting Challenge, a new, nonpartisan initiative to increase voter engagement on college and university campuses across the state.
November 12, 2019
College students across the 14 member institutions of the Big Ten Conference voted in record numbers during the 2018 midterm elections following a challenge put forth by the school presidents.
October 11, 2019
The university has been selected to host a presidential debate on Oct. 15, 2020. It will take place at Crisler Center, and is one of three presidential debates scheduled to take place before next year’s general election.
April 3, 2019
U-M is exploring the possibility of hosting a presidential debate during the 2020 campaign. The university is one of six institutions or communities to submit a letter of interest to the Commission on Presidential Debates.
November 7, 2018
Democrats Jordan Acker and Paul Brown have been elected to eight-year terms on the Board of Regents, replacing Republicans Regent Andrea Fischer Newman and Regent Andrew Richner.
November 5, 2018
Walter Mebane, professor of political science and statistics, discusses statistical methods to determine whether election results accurately reflect the intentions of the electors.