Oakland University
Friday, November 18, 2011

Republican Presidential Debate an unqualified success

Months of planning and hard work on the part of dozens of university faculty, staff and students culminated in a truly historic campus event on Wednesday, Nov. 9. The Republican Presidential Debate was an unqualified success, but particularly in the sense that it provided once-in-a-lifetime learning experiences for countless students, offered a valuable public service that will likely inspire many to get more involved in the political process, and showcased the tremendous pool of knowledge, talent and ambition within the university community. A total of 3.3 million viewers saw Oakland University shine that evening; literally thousands of news articles, television and radio broadcasts, and new media posts mentioned the university’s name; and roughly 13,000 people visited a debate website showcasing Oakland’s best and brightest. Without question, this landmark event will help accelerate an already rapidly growing level of state and national prominence.

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Created by Karen Coronado (kacorona@oakland.edu) on Friday, November 18, 2011
Modified by Karen Coronado (kacorona@oakland.edu) on Monday, November 28, 2011
Article Start Date: Friday, November 18, 2011