Presidential Inauguration on the Columbia Campus

A crowd of several thousand students, staff, and administrators gathered in the center of campus on Tuesday for the inauguration of Columbia College alumnus Barack Obama on a jumbo tron television screen.  President Bollinger welcomed the crowd prior to the event and extended an invitation to everyone in the audience to join he and his wife at their home following the event.

The temperature was a cool but you would not have known it by the looks on the faces of those in the crowd.  There was definitely an air of excitement and it is an event I will never forget.  A slide show of the event is available on the ColumbiaNews Web site.