• Lillie Burke

Belmont applies to host 2012 debates

Belmont administration confirmed they submitted an application to the Commission on Presidential Debates to serve as a host university for one of the 2012 Presidential Debates on Friday.

Before the university can begin preparing for their second Presidential debate, however, Belmont must first be selected from a group of other 12 universities across the nation to host one of the 2012 debates.

The Curb Event Center would again serve as the central site of the event, but other campus facilities would assist in providing support for it, according to the application.

Belmont President Dr. Bob Fisher believes another debate at Belmont would provide unique opportunities for students and the Nashville community.

“2008 brought Belmont University and the Nashville community together in a powerful way around one of the most historic elections in our nation’s history,” Fisher said in a statement. “I am confident that the capability, dedication and spirit of the Belmont community and our Middle Tennessee partners will enable us to achieve an even better event in 2012 if selected.”

Belmont is among the following institutions that have submitted applications to be considered for the 2012 presidential debates:

Belmont University (Nashville, TN) Centre College (Danville, KY) Dominican University of California (San Rafael, CA) Eastern Kentucky University (Richmond, KY) Hofstra University (Hempstead, NY) Indiana University (Bloomington, IN) Lynn University (Boca Raton, FL) Saint Mary’s College of California (Moraga, CA) The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (Pomona, NJ) University of Denver (Denver, CO) Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC) Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)

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