University of Tulsa hosts presidential debate watch party

Posted at 6:16 PM, Sep 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-26 23:22:15-04

TULSA -- Students gathered at the University of Tulsa to watch the first Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

It total, more than 30 students filled the lecture hall, hoping to hear about changes for the country.

"For people my age, this is the most important debate of our life for sure this debate is going to show how my career as a mechanical engineer," said Gann Swan, a mechanical engineer senior at TU.

"Millennials really don't like Trump by and large. In fact in some polls, he's pulling in third place behind not only Hillary Clinton but Gary Johnson," said Matt Hindman, an assistant professor of political science. "They're luke-warm about Hillary."

Students who turned out for the event say being well informed is important. "It's really important for us to know exactly what's going on and how the current political issues might affect our future."

Others at the watch party voiced the importance of appealing to millennials. "This is probably the last election in which millennials will not be the most sot out group of voters," said Hindman.

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