University was open for business Monday but security was tight one day
before the second presidential debate. Tuesday will be a different story
as a sitting president and his challenger – as well as two national
campaigns and a large media contingent
– will descend upon
the Hempstead campus.
entire northern campus will be off-limits to anyone without media
credentials or student ID for the dormitories. Concrete barriers were
placed around much of the campus as well as many of the auxiliary
entranceways to the campus.
were also ordered to move their cars away from many of the parking lots
which have been designated for media trucks and vans. Classes have also
been cancelled for Tuesday.
There are also massive changes to roadways and mass transit
The public will be allowed on the south campus to watch the debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
at the Monroe Center. A separate viewing location is in the Hofstra
Playhouse, but is only open to AARP members who had preregistered.
good news is that all this is temporary and once the campaigns move on
Tuesday night, the university anticipates that sometime Wednesday
morning life will be back to normal.This story was written by Geoff Walter
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