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This Week in Photos: Debate Watch in Wilder Bowl

October 12, 2020
Yvonne Gay
People look at a large screen with two people on it.
Photo credit: Mike Crupi

While Vice President Mike Pence and challenger Kamala Harris faced off in Salt Lake City, Utah, last week, a gathering of 110 Oberlin College students spread out in Wilder Bowl to watch the debate on a giant screen.

The virtual watch parties in Wilder Bowl—which began with the first presidential debate earlier this month—are part of OC Votes programming. OC Votes promotes student engagement with this election season using the academic and creative skills of a liberal arts and conservatory education. Students are encouraged to browse the OC Votes: Calendar for a list of panel discussions and events. 

Students will be welcomed back to Wilder Bowl later this month for the last presidential debate scheduled for October 22. 

View photos from the debates on Oberlin’s Flickr page.


A girl behind a table gives another girls something.
Photo credit: Mike Crupi
A vendor places cotton candy on a paper cone.
Photo credit: Mike Crupi
A girl checks the temperature of a student.
Photo credit: Mike Crupi
People walking down a pathway at night.
Photo credit: Mike Crupi
People sitting on grass in the dark.
Photo credit: Mike Crupi
A girl looks at a large screen.
Photo credit: Mike Crupi
A lot of people sit in a field at night.
Photo credit: Mike Crupi


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