BREAKING: Obama to speak at Gaston tomorrow!
President Barack Obama will be speaking at Georgetown tomorrow, according to a broadcast e-mail that was just sent out. The speech will begin at 11:30 a.m. in Gaston Hall and the President will be discussing the economy.
Seats will be given out by lottery. Georgetown students, faculty and staff can register for the lottery until 3:00 p.m. today.
Update 11:04 a.m.: The registration site has become slow/inaccessible. I spoke to someone at the Office of Communications who said it’s probably due to high traffic, but that she’d give IT a heads up. She added that as long as you register before 3 today, you have an equal chance of getting picked. If problems persist you can contact them at 202-687-4328.
Update 12:07 p.m.: When you try to register, it now lists the quantity of tickets as “Sold Out,” making it impossible to register. I just spoke with Rachel Pugh at the Office of Communications and she said it is an error they are working on fixing and everyone should be able to register soon.
Update 1:55 p.m.: The University has switched the registration website over to Google spreadsheets and has extended the deadline by two hours, to 5 p.m. According the Office of Communications, the switch was prompted by problems with the EventBrite website.
Also, from TAPPED, the official announcement of the event:
“The President will discuss how each step his administration has taken to confront this economic crisis fits within his broader vision of how we move this economy from recession to recovery and ultimately to prosperity. He’ll also talk about the significant work that remains to be done to get the economy moving forward once again.”
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