Wellesley College to Host Oct. 26 Debate Among Candidates
for Fourth Congressional Seat

Oct. 22, 2008

Mary Ann Hill,

WELLESLEY, Mass.— Wellesley College is hosting a debate among the three candidates for the Fourth Congressional District. U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (Democrat) and challengers Earl Sholley (Republican) and Susan Allen (Independent) have accepted the invitation from Wellesley’s Political Science Department.

The debate will take place Sunday, Oct. 26, at 4:30 pm in Tishman Commons, Wang Campus Center, on the Wellesley College campus, 106 Central St., Wellesley, Mass. The event is free and open to the public. The doors will open at 3:30 pm.

The debate will be moderated by Tom Burke, Wellesley College’s Jane Bishop '51 associate professor of political science.

“The lively exchange of ideas is central to Wellesley’s role as a leading educational institution,” said Burke. “We are pleased to offer the candidates the opportunity to articulate their positions and goals during this important election year.”

Each candidate will begin with a 2-3 minute opening statement followed by 45 minutes of moderated questions and answers and a 2-3 minute closing statement by each candidate. The order of speaking will be determined randomly.

Directions to the campus and a map are available online at http://new.wellesley.edu/Admin/travel.html. Parking is available in the Davis Parking Facility, near the Route 135 entrance to the campus and a short walk from the campus center.

For more information, contact Mary Ann Hill at 781-283-2376 or 781-283-2373, or e-mail mhill@wellesley.edu.


Since 1875, Wellesley College has been a leader in providing an excellent liberal arts education for women who will make a difference in the world. Its 500-acre campus near Boston is home to 2,300 undergraduate students from all 50 states and 68 countries.