Special Feature: President Obama's Visit to Northwestern
In an Oct. 2 address, President Barack Obama made his case for his economic policy, with many shout-outs to Northwestern and the Kellogg School of Management
Photos of President Barack Obama's historic visit to Northwestern.
President Obama’s speechwriter, Northwestern alum Cody Keenan, sent them tickets.
Commander-in-chief lavishes affection on Illinois friends, Northwestern connections.
Students hoped to snag a limited number of highly-coveted tickets to Obama’s speech, but they said if they didn’t get to see him in person, they planned to watch the event at a campus viewing location.
“I am extremely pleased to announce that President Barack Obama will come to Northwestern's campus in Evanston to deliver a speech on the economy,” President Schapiro said in a message to the Northwestern community.
President Obama will deliver a major address on the economy to University, Kellogg students on Oct. 2.
Alumnus Cody Keenan talks about his role as President Barack Obama's chief speechwriter.
For more than a century, U.S. presidents and presidential candidates have come to Northwestern to deliver a speech, receive an honorary degree or sometimes simply to pay a visit.
Relive then-Senator Barack Obama's 2006 commencement address to Northwestern graduates. (Video and transcript.)