Barack Obama on campus – ‘Fire it up’

Unless you’ve lived under a rock for the past 24 hours, you know that President Barack Obama was at Northeastern University to support Martha Coakley’s campaign. I did not even attempt to try to get in the Cabot Center today. I heard people were lining up from 11 p.m. last night. Even so, my friends Anne, Dani, and I  strolled Huntington Avenue today, checking out the scene. Honestly, words and images cannot describe how many people were waiting in line in hope of making it into Cabot. Check out  some photos and a video to try to get a sense of the scene:

The line stretches through Krentzman Quad

The Curry Student Center during President Obama's speech

I also caught up with Matthew Soleyn, a Student Government Association senator. Here’s what he had to say.

Today was just an exciting day for Northeastern University. In many ways, I can’t believe the President of this country was in the same building I swim laps in. I really hope you all got to experience it.

The Huntington News has great coverage of today’s events. Follow them on Twitter at @HuntNewsNU and the Huntington News Beta Blog. Good stuff all around.


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