The Daily Digest, Wednesday edition

Mike Rose

The Daily Digest is here to give you a glimpse at University-related news from around the metro and state. The segment will provide a window into how other media outlets cover campus, as well as nuggets of news that might not make the day’s paper. Enjoy! On the day of the last presidential debate, lets take a look at what’s going on around the U: *Sticking with that political flavor, a group of more than 38,000 Americans signed a petition to get the candidates to participate in Science Debate 2008, reports MinnPost . The campaigns have already responded to a 14-point questionare posed by designers of the initative. A related conference will be held Oct. 20 and 21 at the University. Check the Daily next week for more on that. *As reported in today’s Daily, graduation rates among college athletes showed a very modest increase. However, the Pioneer Press reports that the Graduation Success Rate (GSR) dropped 2 percent for the men’s basketball team. That team and the football team still have the lowest GSR by sport in the Big Ten. *As a friendly PSA (Political Schedule Announcement, in this case!), the final debate is tonight at 8 p.m. It will be held at Hofstra University in New York. Be a good citizen and watch, no matter what side you are on or if you are decided or not. Heck, you can even go to a watch party -here’s one at Coffman – if you’re feeling like being social. That’s all for today, folks! Mike Rose City editor