Monday, October 31, 2011

the end of the danforth era

for the first time since at least 1992, none of the presidential/vice presidential debates will take place at washington university in st. louis. not that anyone who isn't affiliated with the university will notice or care (i only notice because it is where i went to law school).

but this is a testament to the fading influence of senator danforth, and of his brother chancellor danforth. both left their respective offices in 1995 and yet the university continued to host at least one of the four debates through 2008. it's remarkable it continued for as long as it did.