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Date: Mar 03, 2008
Hofstra to Hold Political "Party" to View Returns on Crucial Primaries in Texas, Ohio
Students to gather to witness presidential political historyHofstra University, Hempstead, NY – Hofstra Students will gather in the David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus, tomorrow, Tuesday, March 4, 2008, from 6-8 p.m. to promote voter registration and student participation in the presidential election process. At 8 p.m., the "Political Party Party" moves to the Hofstra Honors College, lower level of the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus, to watch the returns of four presidential primaries considered crucial for the remaining candidates.
The primaries in Texas and Ohio are expected to decide the Democratic candidate for president and to give Sen. John McCain enough delegates to declare him the Republican nominee. Vermont and Rhode Island also hold presidential primaries tomorrow.
"The idea for this event came directly from our students. It is amazing to see their energy and engagement with the political process,” said Warren Frisina, Ph.D., dean of the Hofstra University Honors College, one of the event sponsors. “No matter how things turn out, it will be a fun evening for all involved." The Student Government Association, Political Science Department and Center for Civic Engagement are also sponsoring the presidential primary party.
The gathering, the second held at Hofstra following last month’s Super Tuesday primaries party, is part of Hofstra’s Educate ’08 initiative, an unprecedented yearlong educational effort that engages not only students and faculty but also the public in a year-long series of conferences, events and lectures leading up the presidential debate at Hofstra on October 15, 2008.
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution where students can choose from about 145 undergraduate and 155 graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences, business, communication, education and allied human services, and honors studies, as well as a School of Law. With a student-faculty ratio of 14-to-1, our professors teach small classes averaging 22 students that emphasize interaction, critical thinking and analysis.