Growing number of college campuses to participate in the RACE FOR GOVERNOR 2010: A campus forum

Rhea Becker
October 14, 2010

A growing number of Massachusetts colleges and universities will be participating in a gubernatorial debate tomorrow geared toward college students and young voters across the Commonwealth. RACE FOR GOVERNOR 2010: A campus forum will take place at Emerson College on Friday, October 15, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm.

Emerson, the Boston Herald, and FOX25 have joined forces to deliver the live-streamed moderated discussion with the four candidates for governor. FOX25 anchor and Emerson College alumna Maria Stephanos will moderate.

Participating campuses, in addition to Emerson, include Babson College, Curry College, Hampshire College, Northeastern University, Lasell College, Smith College, Western New England College of Law, Williams College, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. All community, state, and University of Massachusetts campuses were invited, as were all private institutions in the Commonwealth.

The debate will live-stream starting at noon tomorrow on the Boston Herald’s website at www.bostonherald.com and on FOX25’s website at www.myfoxboston.com.

College students and young voters, as well as the general public, can watch the debate on the web and participate via a live Twitter feed—sharing comments and asking questions in real time. A student panel of four Emerson undergraduates at the event will monitor the Twitter feed and select questions to ask the candidates.

The event itself will be broadcast over the web from Emerson College’s 200-seat Semel Theater in front of a live audience composed largely of Emerson students. A focus group made up of Emerson students and faculty, and Boston Herald media reporter Jessica Heslam, will provide ongoing commentary online during the one-hour forum. BostonHerald.com will also solicit questions from the live online audience and Herald reporters will blog live.

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