Students can forget the presidential hopefuls for a moment. In Williamsburg, the great debate of 2008 occurred last night — right here on campus.
For too long, the student and residential population have stood on either side of a yawning chasm, each group unable to bridge the divide — though not for lack of trying. Last night’s debate proves that students have become a constituency worth courting. In turn, we hope students will reach out to the city to strengthen a discussion that will continue long after May’s elections.