Student Selected for National Voter Education Group
First year student Prathm Juneja has been selected to represent Notre Dame as a delegate to College Debate 2016, a group of 125 students who will participate in a national, student-led conversation about issues important to college students. Students were recruited by Dominican University of California, a Voter Education Partner for the Commission on Presidential Debates, of which Notre Dame President, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. is a member. The purpose of College Debate 2016 is to generate discussion of issues important to students, and to bring those issues to the attention of the moderators of the Presidential Debates in the fall.
In June, delegates will travel to Dominican University of California to learn how to organize issue-focused events at their schools. During the summer, they will facilitate student discussions of issues on campuses and through social media. Then in September the delegates will attend the 2016 College Convention, which will culminate in a 90-minute moderated Town Hall meeting that will be streamed lived to delegates’ home campuses across the country.