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Debate 2012: Ten signs the presidential debate is coming to Denver

Let the hyperbole fly: Depending on whom you ask, the presidential debate coming to town this Wednesday is either the biggest event of the election season, the biggest-ever boon to the University of Denver's place in the national spotlight, or the biggest political anything to happen in Denver since the Democratic National Convention four years ago. Or maybe it's a combination of all three: Take your pick. And that's just the beginning. Here's our top ten list of signs the debate is coming to town.10. DU looks increasingly like a police state.

Debate 2012: Ten signs the presidential debate is coming to Denver
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Nothing says freedom and liberty like the erection of eight-foot high fences in front of the University of Denver's campus. While presidential security is no joke, the draconian measures being employed to keep the public out seems a little intimidating. 9. My archaeology class got canceled because of the Secret Service.

Debate 2012: Ten signs the presidential debate is coming to Denver

Here's something you don't expect to hear your professor say: We may or may not be meeting on Tuesday because the Secret Service may or may not be commandeering the building. Yet that's exactly what happened last Thursday, during a discussion in my Historic Archaeology class. Granted, it is the day before the debate, and the entire campus -- that's right, every single building -- will be on lockdown as of Wednesday. Continue for more of our ten signs the presidential debate is coming to town.



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