Debate 2012 at Lynn University

October 22, 2012 • 9 P.M. EDT

In the News

The stories below are just sample of the media activity surrounding our hosting of the final 2012 presidential debate. We will be updating this page often so be sure to visit again to read more examples of the latest coverage about the debate at Lynn.

October 2012

  • A new presidential debate curriculum for schools 10/3/12
    The Washington Post
    Teachers and parents who want to educate and engage students (and themselves) in the democratic process have a new tool: a free presidential debate curriculum developed by Lynn University in Florida and available for free on iTunes.
  • Privilege, price accompany Boca presidential debate 10/3/12
    The Coastal Star
    Some two years ago, officials with Lynn University got in touch with the city of Boca Raton and shared some exciting news: They were applying to host a presidential debate in 2012.
  • Philanthropists propelled Lynn University to world stage 10/3/12
    The Coastal Star
    A TV audience of 60 million will get a sense of Boca Raton by watching the final presidential debate in a theater designed to look like the inside of a violin.
  • Work transforms theater and gym for media-heavy event 10/3/12
    The Coastal Star
    Christine Lynn realized last month what the impact of the presidential debate would be when a Vermont innkeeper asked if she was the Mrs. Lynn at Lynn University.

August 2012

  • Lynn U. Rolls Out Curriculum Devoted to U.S. Presidency and Debates 8/31/12
    The Chronicle of Higher Education
    On October 22, Lynn University will welcome President Obama and the Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, to its campus, in Boca Raton, Fla., for their third and final presidential debate. By then, Lynn’s 1,600 students should be well prepared for the rhetorical battle, thanks to 80 classes related to the presidency and political debates…
  • From the convention: college students talk youth vote, higher ed cost 8/30/12
    The Hechinger Report
  • Stakes high for Romney in Republican convention 8/27/12
    Xinhua (China)
    The U.S. Republican Party is convening their national convention Monday in Tampa, Florida, to nominate Mitt Romney as their standard bearer to challenge President Barack Obama in the coming presidential election.
  • Florida's seniors could sway presidency 8/26/12
    San Francisco Chronicle
    Surrounded by a crowd of aging bikers and classic Harleys that populate the longtime Treasure Coast hangout known as Earl's Hideaway and Tiki Bar, former Cal State East Bay instructor Rodger Bolling should be reveling in retirement: The sky is blue, the beer is cold, and he lives in the Sunshine State.

July 2012

  • Details of Presidential Debates Are Released 7/25/12
    The New York Times
    The format for three presidential debates in October has been set. President Obama and Mitt Romney will face off in debates on domestic and foreign policy and in a town-hall-style meeting with questions from undecided voters.
  • Presidential debate watch parties, pre-events in the works 7/4/12
    Sun Sentinel
    …plans are already under way for official watch parties and pre-events that Lynn, the city and the local and county business and tourism communities are planning to capitalize on the exposure for Boca Raton and Palm Beach County that evening.

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January 2012

  • Lynn University spruces up for presidential debate 1/29/12
    The Miami Herald
    With its big national moment nine months away, Lynn University is planning to spruce up its main entrance on Military Trail — and add a second entrance on Potomac Road.
  • The Debate X Factor 1/29/12
    The New York Times
    HOW does a tiny regional college in Danville, Ky., with just over 1,300 students attract 29 million TV viewers? Host a debate.

November 2011