By Joahna Claire


President Len Jessup provided updates on what’s been going on at UNLV last Thursday at his town hall meeting, including possible inconveniences during October’s presidential debate.


Town_hall_UNLV Photo_services“There’s been a lot happening on the campus,” he said. “I can’t believe that it’s been over a year and a few weeks now that I’ve been in this position. It has been the fastest year in my life. It has gone by very quickly, and it’s been fun.”


Jessup discussed various topics including the university’s Top Tier goals, the newly purchased 42 acres of land, updates on the new hires for the university’s provost and the medical school’s positions, as well as UNLV’s overall accomplishments.


He also recognized the Rebel dance team winning its national championship and computer science professor Andreas Stefik receiving an award in Washington, D.C.


But one of the highlights was the anticipated final presidential debate. Details are still being discussed, but the debate will be hosted in the Thomas & Mack Center on Oct 19. 2016.


Jessup mentioned that campus will not be closed, contrary to rumors, though there will be disruptions due to the publicity and security regulations. Disruptions, relevant to students, include lack of parking and closed parts of campus, such as areas surrounding the Thomas & Mack Center, Cox Pavilion and the Mendenhall Center.


However, because this is last debate before the general election, this is “a good learning experience” for the students and “a great opportunity for the university and the city – and really, for the whole state.”

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