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Friday, August 12, 2011 - Oakland University selected to host Republican presidential debate

Oakland University will host a national Republican presidential debate on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011. The debate will be broadcast exclusively from 8-10 p.m. EST on CNBC.  The event will also stream live on CNBC.com. The debate is co-sponsored by CNBC and the Michigan Republican Party.

Oakland University’s reputation as a distinctive university offering an exceptional education contributed to our selection to host this important national event. It is exciting to see that our institution has become a first-choice venue to host an event that showcases Oakland to the nation.

As an institution of higher learning, OU supports activities that allow American citizens to make educated decisions about the political candidates vying to represent them. We're pleased to host a Republican national debate as a critical part of the broader democratic process that will determine who will be elected president in the 2012 election.

We understand there may be opportunities to involve and engage our students, alumni, faculty, staff and others in the community in events and activities related to this historic event. Stay tuned to the OU alumni website, for more information as it becomes available.