University Joins in Hosting Senate Debate

11/24/2009 and Suffolk University today announced that they will cosponsor a debate among the Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate on Monday, November 30, 2009.  The debate will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont St., Boston. 

A panel of students from Suffolk University, led by Boston Herald Editorial Page Editor Rachelle Cohen, will deliver questions for the candidates collected on and from the Suffolk University student population. 

“By hosting this senatorial debate leading up to the Dec. 8 Primary Election, Suffolk University helps to educate voters about the Democratic candidates’ thoughts on the important issues of the day,” said Suffolk University President David J. Sargent. “Our students will bring an interesting perspective as they look at the candidates, one of whom could play a key role in molding their country’s future.”

“We’re delighted to give voice to a younger, politically engaged audience,” said Boston Herald President and Publisher Patrick J. Purcell.  “We look forward to a very lively and informative debate.”

Leading up to the debate, readers can submit suggestions for questions by e-mailing They also can follow the debate live on – and offer their own instant analysis – through a live online chat. 

A focus group of Suffolk University students will offer additional feedback in a blog, and readers can connect to a live Twitter feed by Suffolk students on scene at the debate.  

Attendance at the debate is by invitation only. 

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