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  •  Last time I was at OSU was in 2002 (5+ / 0-)

    when another president, who shall remain nameless, delivered the commencement address.

    I was living in Columbus and though I didn't attend the commencement, I decided to walk down to campus and check out the scene.  I was curious if there would be any protesters, and in fact I saw no signs of anything organized.  They may well have been shunted off to some distant "free speech zone", however.

    Security was extremely tight...no umbrellas, hardly anything was allowed to be carried in.

    Haven't been back since, but I wish I had been there for this.

    Oregon: Sure...it's cold. But it's a damp cold.

    by Keith930 on Sat May 05, 2012 at 07:01:05 PM PDT

    •  I was there too (0+ / 0-)

      My brother was graduating then.  :)

      My family was all there too.  That President had my mom beaming and smiling when he was done, even my dad who is a wantabe conservative was nodding more than he realized.

      I was jealous.  My commencement speaker (that got rained out) was not anywhere near as good.

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