On Oct. 3, the evening of the first presidential debate, Carroll Community College will host a panel discussion preceding the event to introduce students and community members to the major issues, and open a dialogue leading up to the election.
The debate will be televised to the gathering after the discussion, and the entire event will be held from 8 to 10:30 p.m. in room K-100, on campus, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster.
The event is sponsored by the Great Ideas Academic Community at the college.
"Hopefully, the panel discussion can clearly show that young people really do have a stake in society. I believe that after they watch the debate, they will feel galvanized to vote," said Neil Dhingra, assistant professor of history at CCC.