(DAYTONDAILYNEWS) — FAIRBORN — Wright State President David Hopkins announced Tuesday the university has withdrawn from hosting the first presidential debate in September.
WSU cited rising costs and security costs
Costs rose from $3.5 million to over $8 million
University informed Commission on Presidential Debates at noon
WSU in an internal remediation to overcome budget deficit
The president of Wright State’s faculty union, Martin Kich, said cancelling the debate was probably for the best.
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“I think It’s unfortunate we’ve gotten two months away from it and we have to pull the plug on it. I don’t think that makes anyone look good. But if the alternative is we would be left with a sizeable financial liability because of this, then I think it’s the smart thing to do,” he said.