St. Paul, Minn. - Marco Hernandez '19, a Latin American Studies major from San Pablo, Calif., has been selected as a College Debate 2016 Delegate. As such, he will be a key part of a national, non-partisan student-led initiative to empower young voters to identify issues and engage peers in the presidential election. More than 135 students from colleges and universities throughout the United States were selected as College Debate 2016 delegates.
There’s one issue in particular that’s important to Hernandez. “Immigration reform matters to me the most in this presidential election,” he said. “My parents are both immigrants without papers, and I do not want to see them getting deported.”
Throughout the summer, the delegates are turning to social media to post, tweet, share, and snap the issues that matter most to young voters.
They attended a June 2 planning and training session focused on promoting civil discourse, understanding responsible digital citizenry, and avoiding stereotypes and assumptions while focusing on the issues rather than party politics.
In early September, they will gather for the College Convention and attend a series of sessions to refine and create the College Debate 2016 Platform which will list national youth issues they hope will be addressed by the next President and other elected officials.
The final product will be a memo to the moderators of the 2016 Presidential Debates that will contain specific questions the College Delegates want the candidates to address.
August 3 2016Back to top
More College Newswire News
Macalester names Executive Director of Alumni Engagement
January 3 2017
Seven Juniors Receive Gilman Scholarship
They represent seven of over 850 American undergraduate students from 359 colleges and universities across the U.S.
December 19 2016
Macalester names Dean of the Institute for Global Citizenship
December 16 2016
Macalester Alumna Hawi Tilahune Wins Prestigious Rangel Fellowship
The Rangel Fellowship will provide Tilahune with approximately $95,000 in benefits over a two year period, and give her the opportunity to represent her country overseas.
December 8 2016
2015 Alumna named Schwarzman Scholar for 2018
Anne Gavin '15, a summa cum laude Anthropology major from Mendota Heights, Minn., has been selected as one of 129 Schwarzman Scholars for 2018.
December 5 2016
Macalester professor named 2016 Fellow in AAAS
Eric P. Wiertelak, DeWitt Wallace Professor of Psychology and Director of Neuroscience Studies, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
November 22 2016
Marlon James Named Macalester's First Writer-in-Residence
Marlon James, Macalester English professor and winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize for his novel A Brief History of Seven Killings, has been named Macalester’s first ever writer-in-residence. His appointment begins January 1, 2017.
November 17 2016
The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents Bodies in the Balance, the 2016 Fall Dance Concert
Performances are December 2 at 7:30 pm and December 3 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Theater
November 9 2016
The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents Urinetown: The Musical
Performances are 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, November 4 - 5, Thursday – Saturday, Nov. 10 – 12, and 2 p.m. Sunday, November 6.
October 17 2016
Three Macalester alumni become Trustees
September 27 2016
Mac alumnus receives Fulbright scholarship to study in the United States
Diego Melo, from Bogotá, Colombia, has received a four-year Fulbright Foreign Student Program award to pursue graduate study.
September 21 2016
Two Macalester rising seniors receive scholarships from the Harold S. Geneen Charitable Trust
Political Science major Emilie McGuire '17 from Park Ridge, Ill., and Economics major Forest Redlin '17, of Tempe, Ariz., have received $25,000 scholarships.
September 15 2016