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Anderson Cooper coming to W&M for CNN live interview with James Comey

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper will moderate a conversation with former FBI director and William & Mary alumnus James Comey on April 25. (Courtesy photo/Flickr)
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper will moderate a conversation with former FBI director and William & Mary alumnus James Comey on April 25 during a CNN Town Hall. (Courtesy photo/Flickr)

The Student Assembly of William & Mary on Wednesday announced plans to sponsor a live CNN Town Hall on campus April 25 with news anchor Anderson Cooper.

Cooper, the anchor of CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360°, will moderate a conversation with former FBI director and William & Mary alumnus James Comey ’82, LL.D. ’08.

“The Student Assembly is proud to be a part of bringing this event to campus, and we appreciate the university’s assistance in making this happen,” said current Student Assembly President Elijah Levine ’18 and recently elected SA president Brendan Boylan ’19 in a joint message to campus. “Leading universities like William & Mary should be a place that engage in healthy debate and provide their students with opportunities for dialogue about complex issues.”

The town hall will be held at 8 p.m. ET on April 25 in Phi Beta Kappa Hall and will be broadcast on CNN nationally and internationally, Levine and Boylan said.

The audience will consist of members of the William & Mary community and people from across the U.S. Levine and Boylan said the majority of the seats inside PBK will be made available to William & Mary students. There will also be some limited seating for faculty and staff. Information on the the event can be found at www.wm.edu/townhall.

James B, Comey (photo courtesy W&M)

“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 message. “It’s a great opportunity for William & Mary.”

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Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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