Clayton to watch Obama, Romney at university

CSU hosting presidential debate party

MORROW — Obama? Romney?

Several Clayton State University groups will host a presidential debate watch party Wednesday, from 8 p.m. until 10:30 p.m., at the school’s main campus in Morrow. The event will give students and Clayton County residents a chance to see President Barack Obama, a Democrat, go head-to-head with his Republican opponent, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, in a formal debate setting.

The university’s student newspaper, The Bent Tree, and its television and Internet radio stations will partner with student fraternal organizations Tau Epsilon, Pi Gamma Lambda and Alpha Phi Alpha, to host the watch party. It will take place in the ballroom at Clayton State’s Student Activities Center.

The debate will begin at 9 p.m., and take place at the University of Denver and is expected to be aired on the major networks and cable news channels. However, the students organizations will host a panel discussion beforehand, at 8 p.m., on the topics of voter registration laws, civic engagement and domestic policies, according to the university.

Future presidential debates will take place Oct. 16, at Hofstra University, in Hempstead, N.Y., and Oct. 22, at Lynn University, in Boca Raton, Fla.

A vice-presidential debate will take place Oct. 11, at Centre College, in Danville, Ky.