The University of Tennessee, KnoxvilleThe Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy

Several Baker Scholars, UT Honors and other students attended President Obama’s inauguration on Jan. 21.  Like any enterprising students on a budget, they piled onto the MEGAbus and found lodging for 11 with a UT and Baker Center alum in her tiny Washington, DC apartment.  They boarded the Metro at 4 am and headed to their seats.  Since everyone had gotten tickets from different TN representatives, they were spread out all over the grounds.  But all enjoyed the day and would not have missed it.  Several noted that President Obama’s speech broke new ground and they were happy to be present to hear it, and they made many new friends throughout the day.  Thanks to Lindsay Lee for sharing her photos and Eric Dixon and Lisa Dicker for sharing their stories.  

 

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