Some universities look for “post-debate bump” like CWRU’s, “Wall Street Journal” notes

Colleges hope for post-debate bump

The Wall Street Journal (subscription required): In the last three presidential races, seven colleges that hosted presidential or vice presidential debates saw increases in applications for the following year—including Case Western Reserve, which hosted the VP debate in 2004. The university applied to host the debate to help boost its national reputation, said Lara A. Kalafatis, vice president of university relations.