Congrats Hofstra University! So proud to have been at the Presidential Debate 2008, and glad that a whole new wave of students will get to be involved with the 2012 debate. Proud alum right here!
Here's the note I got: Dear Alumni:
I am absolutely delighted to announce that the Commission on Presidential Debates has chosen to return to Hofstra University for one of America's most important political events. Today the Commission on Presidential Debates announced that it had chosen us as the site of a Presidential Debate, to be held on October 16, 2012 in the “town meeting” format. The Commission on Presidential Debates, a nonprofit, nonpartisan corporation, has sponsored and produced every presidential and vice-presidential debate since 1988.
Hofstra University hosted the third and final presidential debate of the 2008 election cycle, between then Senator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain, on October 15, 2008. It was an extraordinary experience for our students and faculty in 2008 and allowed our community to witness, first-hand, the democratic process. I am so pleased that another generation of Hofstra students will be able to witness history and become involved in an active and meaningful way.
We will again plan a series of election and presidential-themed events, to educate and inspire our students. We will encourage and create opportunities for them to be involved throughout the campaign season and with the debate.
As in 2008, all tickets provided to Hofstra University will go to our students. Ticket availability for the debate itself will be extremely limited. Tickets are not available for sale or through Hofstra employees, and ticket distribution from the CPD does not begin until the fall of 2012.
More information about our plans will be available soon on the Hofstra website. Please check back for updates and events.