Campus to broadcast Obama inauguration

By Jed Layton, Asst. News Editor

Students not able to buy a plane ticket to Washington, D.C. for Tuesday’s presidential inauguration can take advantage of a free broadcast on campus instead.

Offered by the U, the Associated Students of the University of Utah and KUED-Ch. 7, live streaming video will be shown in Kingsbury Hall on Tuesday morning. Students will be able to see President-elect Barack Obama take the oath of office and the inaugural parade.

The broadcast will begin at 9 a.m. with the swearing-in to take place at 10 a.m. The actual oath of office ceremony takes place outside of the U.S. Capitol on the front lawn.

Following the coverage there will be a panel discussion featuring Kirk Jowers, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics, and Tim Chambless, an assistant professor of political science, at 11 a.m. The discussion will center on how the transition of power between presidents has been able to remain peaceful.

Tickets to the event are required, but are free and available through Kingsbury Hall at 801-581-7100.

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