CWRU’s political parties face off at “Election 2012 Debate” Oct. 25; submit your questions now

As Election Day approaches, the issues that distinguish the presidential candidates are becoming increasingly relevant. In an effort to help educate voters and encourage the Case Western Reserve community to use their right to vote, CWRU’s student newspaper, The Observer, will host “The Election 2012 Debate” on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Thwing Center Ballroom.

An event by students for the university and Greater Cleveland communities, the debate will be moderated by Tyler Hoffman, editor-in-chief of The Observer, and feature student representatives of Case College Republicans, Young Americans for Liberty and Case Democrats.

The debate is free and open to CWRU students, staff and faculty, in addition to community members. Attendees are encouraged to register in advance at

Interested parties may also submit questions they would like posed to the candidates by sending them to, posting them on The Observer‘s Facebook page ( or tweeting them @cwruobserver. During the event, all audience members can help steer the course of the debate by tweeting commentary and questions with the hashtag #CWRUdebate.

“The Election 2012 Debate” is supported by Information Technology Services, the Center for Civic Engagement and Learning, the Share the Vision Committee, Thwing Center Administration and the Office of Government and Foundation Relations.