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Student Senate to host mayoral debate, destination meeting

Ohio University's Student Senate is tossing its hat into the local political ring.

Well, kind of.

The senate announced today that it will host a mayoral debate, in Baker University Center's Front Room coffee shop, at 6:30 pm on Oct. 25.

“President (Kyle Triplett) will be moderating the debate and the candidates will be

answering a host of questions from Student Senate and will feature a Q

and A from the audience,” said Mary Kate Gallagher, senate's City and County Affairs commissioner, in a statement.

The debate will feature incumbent Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl, a Democrat, and his Republican challenger Randy Morris.

Student Senate also announced today that it is making good on a campaign promise to get out of Walter Hall.

The body announced today that it will host its first "destination" full body meeting on Oct. 26, in the Jefferson Hall library. The meeting will include a presentation and question-and-answer session with OU Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit.

“This is a great step in making Senate more available to the student body. I

believe it will be a great success that will further the relationship

between Senate and the people they serve,”said Evan Ecos, senate's Residential Life commissioner, in a statement.

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