Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Presidential Debate has arrived!

President Obama and Mitt Romney will be meeting for the first of three debates scheduled. Coverage will begin at 7PM today. The debate will be 90 minutes long. DU is proud to host the event on campus. Students names were entered into a raffle and names were drawn for students to attend the event.

The campus has been going through security transformations all week. The entire area is blocked off and shut down including a portion of I25. More than 5,000 people are expected to attend DebateFest. This is a free outdoor event which will air the debate on giant screens. The event will also feature live music, family activities, tabling for organizations and a food truck rally.

“We’ve been told that since it is the first debate of the series, involving a sitting president and taking place at such a critical time for world and national affairs,” observes Chancellor Robert Coombe, “the debate at the University of Denver may be one of the highest-rated television programs in all of 2012, approaching the numbers of the Super Bowl.”

You can watch the debate live on C-SPAN's website.

Angelica Oman
Graduate Program Assistant

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