Randolph-Macon College, a small liberal arts school in Ashland, will host a debate on Tuesday between Republican Dave Brat and Democrat Jack Trammell, candidates for the 7th District Congressional seat, both of whom are professors at the school, reports The Richmond Times-Dispatch.
The students who will comprise most of the audience are excited about the national attention being brought to Randolph-Macon as a result of the race.
“When the debate comes along and it’s getting closer to November, I think the excitement is going to be really big around campus”, commented junior Allison Carpenter adding, “We’re such a small school and a lot of people really don’t know about us, but now we’re the political center of the universe.”
Randolph-Macon has an enrollment of 1,300 students and 95 full-time faculty members, with Brat among them teaching economics and business, ethics and International Studies since 1996. Trammell came to the college in 2000 to teach sociology, Introduction to Disability Studies, Disability in America and General Education as an associate professor.