-Following is an announcement sent to the Northwestern community from President Morton Schapiro.
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 this Thursday, Oct. 2. We're excited by the opportunity to welcome President Obama to our campus for his speech to students from the University and Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management.
The event will be at 1:15 p.m. Thursday in Cahn Auditorium. We obviously will not be able to accommodate everyone who wishes to come, so we will set up group viewing locations on campus. Further information will be forthcoming on that as well as other details regarding President Obama’s visit. In addition, the speech will be live-streamed on the Web at www.whitehouse.gov.
President Obama received an honorary doctor of laws degree from Northwestern in 2006, when he gave the University's Commencement address. Therefore, we are particularly pleased to have him back on campus this week. I hope you will join me in wearing your purple and welcoming the president and his staff to Northwestern on Thursday.
President and Professor