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University of Denver to Host First 2012 Presidential Debate

Oct. 31, 2011—The University of Denver (DU) learned today it has been selected by the Commission on Presidential Debates to host the first of three 2012 Presidential Debates.

The University will host a news conference today outside the Daniel L. Ritchie Center for Sports and Wellness, which houses the Magness Arena where the debate will be held. Chancellor Robert Coombe and other officials will be available to answer questions about the process and purpose of pursuing this great American event. Photographers and videographers are welcome to collect images inside the arena after the news conference.

The University is honored to be selected as one of the four institutions to host a presidential or vice presidential debate. We are looking forward to working with the CPD over the next year. It is national recognition of our dedication and determination to be a great private university dedicated to the public good.

Being selected to host this debate is not just an honor for the University, it is an honor and an opportunity we share with the City of Denver and the State of Colorado.

What: News Conference: The University of Denver will host the first 2012

Presidential Debate

When: 3 p.m., today, Oct. 31, 2011

Where: University of Denver Daniel L. Ritchie Center, 2011 East Asbury Ave., South courtyard

Parking: Parking is available in lot 401 on the east side of the   Ritchie Center. Enter via Jewell Ave., off University Blvd, just south of   Buchtel Blvd. Television trucks may park in the small lot behind the Shwayder   Art Building, 2121 East Asbury Ave. Access the lot through the driveway   between the art gallery and the tennis courts. Do not block disabled spots.