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Virginia State University's Official Statement On The Presidential Debate

Virginia State University is disappointed to hear media reports suggesting that the U.S. presidential candidates may not participate in the scheduled October 1, 2024, debate at VSU. A presidential debate at VSU is a huge win, not only for our students and campus community but for the greater community in general.

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VSU presidential debate series: Dr. Meldon Hollis talks presidents, support for HBCUs

USA Today reporter Elizabeth Beyer covered the first program of the Presidential Debate Series at VSU, which included greater insight from guest speaker Dr. Meldon Hollis, the founding director of the White House Initiative on HBCUs.

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VSU students, staff excited for upcoming presidential debate on school campus: 'It's a great opportunity'

VSU students and staff discuss their excitement for the upcoming presidential debate on campus.

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HISTORIC TRIUMPH: Virginia State University Hosts FIRST-EVER HBCU Prez Debate! | Roland Martin

VSU President Dr. Makola M. Abdullah and Eldon Burton, the Assistant Vice President for Government Relations spoke with renowned journalist and political analyst Roland Martin about the debate.

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Virginia State University Makes History As The First HBCU In The Country Selected To Host A General Election Presidential Debate

VSU has been chosen by the Commission on Presidential Debates to host a 2024 Presidential Debate.

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Virginia State University (VSU) will host the second debate of the 2024 Presidential election.

VSU President Makola Abdullah joined Al Sharpton on #PoliticsNation to discuss.

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