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American University Presidential Debate Watch Party

WHAT: Presidential Debate Watch Party
WHO: More than 100 Students in AU’s Washington Semester Program

WHEN: 8:30 – 11 p.m.; Tuesday, Oct. 7

WHERE: Tenley Café / Room 173, Federal Buildings
Tenley Campus, American University
4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. 20016

MEDIA: AU Media Relations, 202-885-5950 or

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 6, 2008)—Students in American University’s Washington Semester Program, who come to AU from across the country and the world to learn the ins and outs of politics in the nation’s capitol, will gather at the Tenley Campus on Tuesday, October 7 from 8:30 to 11 p.m. to watch John McCain and Barack Obama square off in their second presidential debate.

Established in 1947, the Washington Semester Program was created to bring undergraduate students to the nation's capital to study government through first-hand experience and contact with political, business, and community leaders. Throughout its 50-year history, the program has blended the traditional academic environment with experiential learning. It offers students from throughout the United States and the world a rare opportunity to live, work, and learn in Washington, D.C.

American University is a leader in global education, enrolling a diverse student body from throughout the United States and nearly 140 countries. Located in Washington, D.C., the university provides opportunities for academic excellence, public service, and internships in the nation’s capital and around the world.