SA to host CNN town hall with James Comey, Anderson Cooper April 25

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CNN anchor Anderson Cooper will serve as town hall moderator April 25 in a discussion with former FBI Director James Comey '82. COURTESY PHOTO / WYDAILY.COM

Earlier this morning, Student Assembly President Elijah Levine ’18 and SA President-Elect Brendan Boylan ’19 announced in a campus-wide email that CNN anchor Anderson Cooper will moderate a discussion with former FBI Director James Comey ’82.

The town hall will be held April 25 at 8 p.m. in Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall and will be broadcast nationally and internationally on CNN. Ticketing information has not yet been released, but Levine and Boylan said the majority of seats would be reserved for students.

“Hosting a national conversation on our campus — and allowing our student body to engage current events that impact us all — is exactly the type of event we like to see on campus,” Levine and Boylan said in the campus-wide email. “This is a great opportunity for William & Mary.”

“Hosting a national conversation on our campus — and allowing our student body to engage current events that impact us all — is exactly the type of event we like to see on campus,” Levine and Boylan said in the campus-wide email. “This is a great opportunity for William & Mary.”

According to a College of William and Mary press statement, this event is student-sponsored and designed to encourage debate and dialogue. Previous political speakers at the College include Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, the late Justice Antonin Scalia, former Secretary of Defense and Chancellor Robert Gates ’65, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Secretary of Defense James Mattis.