The big event finally came today. The inauguration of President Barack Obama. Much like election night, festivities and viewing parties took place throughout Bloomington. IU students watched the inauguration in the Herman B Wells Library while admiring an interactive art project. Others cheered and celebrated as Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States at the IMU.
The mood was festive at the Frangipani room while IU students and staff watched the events unfold on television. Even though classes were technically in session, many students didn’t want to miss having some part in the historic moment.
IU Freshman Kristyn Rice says she is living through history. “That is definitely what was going through my mind. Man, this is amazing. Words really can’t explain what we’re living through right now.”
The event included a discussion by IU faculty.