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VP Donna Schlagheck accompanies students to debates

Students going to debate at Hofstra

WSURA Vice President Donna Schlagheck is accompanying 15 Wright State University students to New York this weekend to attend the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

The students are both graduate and undergraduate and come from programs throughout the university, including acting, art, economics, communications, electrical engineering, nursing, financial services, childhood education, accountancy, school of medicine, among others.

A Dayton Daily News article stated that “if the debate had been held at Wright State as planned, about 100 students would have gotten tickets via a lottery that had 1,840 applicants.” Another 350 would have been selected as volunteers for the event, out of 630 applicants, according to WSU spokesman Seth Bauguess.

The 15 WSU students going to Hempstead, New York, will get travel, lodging and food fully paid for by sponsors. Schlagheck will accompany the students to several 9/11 sites, but is not lucky enough to have a seat to the debate.