NEW YORK, NY-September 7, 2012 – Baruch College invites you to join faculty, staff and students to witness the political excitement and watch the televised 2012 U.S. Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates on campus.
The School of Public Affairs will present pre- and post-debate discussions by Baruch’s political experts, who will share their views on debate content and candidates’ performances. Baruch experts include: David Birdsell, Dean of the School of Public Affairs; Doug Muzzio, Professor of Public Affairs; Don Waisanen, Assistant Professor of Communication; Micheline Blum, Distinguished Lecturer and Director of Baruch College Survey Research; Hector Cordero-Guzman, Professor of Public Affairs; Eric Gander, Associate Professor of Public Argument; and David Hoffman, Associate Professor of Communication Studies.
Media have an opportunity to interview Baruch’s experts, students and members of the audience to get reaction and points of view about the U.S. Presidential election. Doors open at 8:15 p.m. with a Pre-Debate discussion at 8:30 p.m. Debate viewings begin at 9 p.m. (ET) and will be located on the Baruch Campus at One Bernard Baruch Way (55 Lexington Avenue at 24th Street), New York.
Debate Viewing Schedule and Room Locations:
• Wednesday, October 3 (Presidential) Subotnick Center, Newman Conference Center
• Thursday, October 11 (Vice Presidential) Engelman Hall-Baruch Performing Arts Center
• Tuesday, October 16 (Presidential) Multi-Purpose Room, Newman Vertical Campus
• Monday, October 22 (Presidential) Multi-Purpose Room, Newman Vertical Campus
To learn more about Baruch’s political experts, student involvement and other Election 2012 news, visit: http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/election2012.
Media requesting interviews or building access can contact Manny Romero, (646) 660-6141, email@example.com to make arrangements.
About Baruch College:
Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 3 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.
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