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Drexel University to Host Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate

October 4, 2007

Drexel University to Host Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate
Drexel University will host a Democratic presidential candidates debate Oct. 30, University President Constantine Papadakis announced. It will be the first presidential candidates debate to be held in Pennsylvania during this cycle and the fourth Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate “sanctioned” by the Democratic National Committee.

The debate will be held in the Main Building Auditorium (32nd and Chestnut Streets) from 9 to 11 p.m. Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor of “NBC Nightly News” will be the moderator. “NBC Nightly News” and MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews” are expected to be broadcast live from Drexel’s campus.

The debate will be broadcast live on MSNBC and streamed on MSNBC.com, NBC News 2 Go and Drexel’s Web site, www.drexel.edu.

“Drexel University is pleased and honored to host a presidential candidates debate,” Papadakis said. “This event is the perfect expression of Drexel’s mission of education, public service and civic engagement.”

Detailed information and media resources will be available next week on Drexel’s Web site, including information about how the news media can register for credentials.

About Drexel University Founded in 1891, Drexel University is a private, comprehensive, doctoral research university widely recognized for its co-operative education program and focus on technology. With an enrollment of more than 20,000 students, Drexel is the 16th largest private university in the nation. Drexel became the first major university to operate a fully wireless campus in 2000. The University includes the nation’s largest private medical school and a new College of Law.

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News media contact: Philip Terranova, Vice President for University Relations 215-895-2613 or terranova@drexel.edu

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