Last night at approximately 11:30 p.m., Senator Barack Obama was declared the next president of the United States. He will be inaugurated, along side Senator Joe Biden as Vice President, on Tuesday, January 20th, 2009.
When Obama reached the required 270 electoral votes for the win, hundreds of Bloomsburg students came teeming from dorms and gathered in front of Elwell. The crowd marched downtown and past the Democratic headquarters. They were dancing and cheering in the streets, ecstatic about Obama's victory. The crowd then traveled back to Carver Hall and gathered on the steps there, chanting and waving signs.