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Hillary Clinton to speak at Wake Forest University


April 15, 2008

Sen. Hillary Clinton will speak at Wake Forest University April 18. Clinton is scheduled to speak at 6 p.m. in the university's Wait Chapel. The doors will open at 4 p.m.

The Clinton campaign, which announced the event April 15, describes it as "A Conversation with Sen. Hillary Clinton and Dr. Maya Angelou." Angelou is Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest.

The event is free and open to the public, according to the campaign. Additional details for Clinton's visit, including parking information, will be provided by the Clinton campaign later this week.

Wake Forest President Nathan O. Hatch extended an invitation in 2007 to all Democratic and Republican presidential candidates. Clinton is the first to appear at the university since the invitation was made.

"Wake Forest welcomes all candidates in the race for the presidency. We are pleased to offer Wait Chapel, where many voices have been heard though the years, in keeping with Wake Forest's tradition of free and open expression of ideas," Hatch said.

In 2000 and 1988, Wait Chapel served as the location for presidential debates held by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD). Al Gore and George W. Bush debated in 2000; George H.W. Bush and Michael Dukakis debated in 1988. Presently, Wake Forest is an alternate site for a 2008 debate. The CPD has chosen debate sites for fall 2008, but requested Wake Forest serve as a back-up site in the event another site was needed.

Note to Editors: The media contact for the Clinton campaign is Carly Lindauer, Communication Director for Hillary for President - North Carolina, clindauer@hillaryclinton.com, or (603) 785-0807.

Press Contacts:

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237


Cheryl Walker
(336) 758-5237


Wait Chapel on the campus of Wake Forest University.
Wait Chapel on the campus of Wake Forest University.
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