Hofstra prepares to host Clinton, Trump in presidential debate

All eyes will be on Hofstra University next week as it hosts the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. It will mark

All eyes will be on Hofstra University next week as it hosts the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

All eyes will be on Hofstra University next week as it hosts the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump (9/19/16)

HEMPSTEAD - All eyes will be on Hofstra University next week as it hosts the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

It will mark the third consecutive presidential debate that the university has had the honor of hosting, making Hofstra the only venue ever to accomplish that feat. The university hosted a debate between Sen. John McCain and then-Sen. Barack Obama in 2008, and also hosted a debate in 2012 between President Obama and Mitt Romney.

Hofstra was not originally expected to host a debate this year. The university was chosen as a replacement after Wright University in Ohio dropped out, citing financial concerns.

While camera crews have yet to arrive on campus, students say they are already facing one new reality: heightened security.

"They are totally giving restrictions, I'm sure they're going to be checking IDs the day of the debate to make sure the people who are here are supposed to be here," says student Gerro Lorenzo.

Hofstra announced last week that pedestrians entering secure zones in and around the university will be subject to search, and it has released a list of prohibited items.

News 12 Long Island and News12.com will bring you special coverage of the first presidential debate at Hofstra, which takes place on Monday, Sept. 26.

 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Investigators spent several hours investigating at the scene, 1 26-year-old hospitalized in N. Amityville shooting
News 12's Lily Stolzberg asked shoppers at Iavvarone 2 On the Spot: Famous quotes
Glen Cove's Industrial Development Agency is taking another 3 Eminent domain proceedings begin for 2 Glen Cove properties
Two West Babylon families whose Arnold Avenue house 4 Community response awes families displaced by fire
Holtsville man shot by police faces charges after 5 Holtsville man shot by police faces charges after chase

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Democrat Barack Obama (L) and Republican John McCain Photos: Past presidential debates at Hofstra

Hofstra says it's the only university to ever host three consecutive presidential debates. Here's a

Trump's campaign is negotiating with Sacred Heart University Trump controversies create dilemma for GOP leaders, voters

Donald Trump's string of controversial statements has led some high-profile Republicans to back away from

The No. 1 priority on Day 3 of President Obama touts Clinton, slams Trump at DNC

News 12's Tara Rosenblum was in Philadelphia for Day 3 of the Democratic National Convention.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE