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2008 Election

Inaugural Turmoil: One Person’s View From the Crowd

Instead of being rude to each other, we should have been more than willing to help each other out. I expected much more from the American people.

Obam-uration: View From The Voice

The papers on January 21 all had similar lines. “The Press Enterprise” stated: “A jubilant crowd of more than a million…stood for hours in frigid temperatures Tuesday to witness a young black man with a foreign-sounding name take command of a nation founded by slaveholders.” It later said “He had a message for the world: ‘We are ready to lead.’ Meaning that he, the young African American, was ready to lead.”

2008 Election

Experiencing History in the Making: Select BU Students Visit D.C. for 44th Inauguration

These students were a part of the “Leadership in a New Era” program with the Osgood Center for International Studies, located only a few blocks from the Capital building where the events were held.

MSNBC Footage From the Inauguration

Check out MSNBC’s footage from the Inaugural ceremony, as well as the full transcript from Obama’s speech.

Record Turnout for Inauguration; Obama’s Already Uniting

Also preventing disaster today was the overall patience displayed by the crowd while maneuvering throughout D.C. Ann Parker and her husband, who traveled from Berkley, California, said that people were jammed up in the metro stops, but never expressed any frustration. “There are incredible people [here] who just want to talk to everybody. People are just so joyful,” said Parker while waiting in a long line to enter the ticketed area on the Mall.

Inauguration Slideshow

The crowds, security, vendors, and the glory of D.C. captured…

Expectations Broadcast from D.C. this Morning before Barack Obama’s Inauguration

Shannon Hoffman describes her expectations for crowds and security before heading out onto the National Mall herself.

Running Through D.C. on the Eve of the Inauguration

It was difficult finding an open path through the city, and I had to slow my pace considerably while rounding the Capitol building and heading toward the Washington Monument – all the more time to take in the sites. Yesterday’s concert at the Lincoln Memorial was being replayed on the jumbo-trons in the National Mall, and every corner was manned by vendors selling Obama pins, t-shirts, pictures, and calendars. I was enchanted by the angelic voices of a choir on the steps of the Capitol building, and touched by the hundred or so army soldiers who posed in front of the Washington Monument for pictures. It was amazing to me that a city, packed with so many people, could be in such harmony.

View from The Voice: The New Presidency

With the election of Barack Obama and Joe Biden to Presidency and Vice Presidency of the United States on Nov. 4, many feel that they are now the new men who will change how we deal with the economy, Iraq…

Wrong Precinct Does Not Stop Obama Supporter

With 20 minutes left until her first class, Emily Brown rushed out of her Main Street apartment on Nov. 4 with one arm in her jacket, her breakfast still in her hand, and her book bag half unzipped. “I wanted…