FAU celebrated a historic day as President Barack Obama visited the Boca Raton campus on Tuesday, April 10 to deliver a speech about the economy. It was the second time in FAU's history that a sitting President of the United States visited the campus, the first being Lyndon Johnson's dedication of the school in October 1964.
More than 4,000 students, faculty and staff, and friends of FAU gathered in FAU Arena (the Burrow) for Obama's speech. Opening remarks were delivered by FAU President Mary Jane Saunders, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by Student Government President Ayden Maher, and the National Anthem sung by sophomore Rebecca Guillaume.
In addition to discussing the economy and the upcoming vote on the Buffett Rule, Obama thanked Maher for telling him about the burrowing owl, introduced the local politicians in attendance, and congratulated FAU's seniors on their upcoming graduation.
The speech was streamed live on the FAU website and is available for viewing here.
Source: True Blue News