Five tickets vying for the 2017 IU Student Association election will debate 7 p.m. tonight in Hodge Hall in preparation for the actual election, which begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday and ends 10 p.m. Thursday.
Paul Helmke, a professor and former IU Student Body President, will moderate the debate. After he graduated from IU, Helmke was mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Each ticket can only provide one candidate for the two-minute opening and closing statements and will only be allowed one candidate for the ensuing rounds of questions.
All five campaigns have a plan to address topics of environmental sustainability, diversity and IUSA reform.
These have been common talking points in previous student government elections, but the sheer volume of tickets this year creates a challenge for those trying to distinguish themselves from opponents.
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