The president of Belmont University says he will retire at the end of this academic year after 21 years leading the institution.
The Belmont University lawn has been taken over by a giant white tent where reporters will camp out during the debate, spaced out across long tables. The platform for the debate stage is up at the Curb Event Center, complete with individual air vents for the candidates so they don’t sweat under the glaring lights.
The university sees this as an opportunity for the world to know more about Belmont. And they know this platform actually works.
The future of the third presidential debate, hosted by Belmont University in Nashville later this month, is uncertain after the decision by the Commission on Presidential Debates to switch the second debate to a virtual format. But university officials are still hopeful it will work out.