College reporters find inauguration's local angles

Undergraduate reporters in the Chicago Studies program swarmed both Chicago and Washington this week to write about Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Barack Obama's inauguration. In Hyde Park they covered the Rev. Joseph Lowery's MLK Week Rockefeller keynote before he headed to DC to give the inaugural benediction. (Photo by Beth Rooney)


They found students spending Tuesday watching inaugural events on their dorm-room TVs (or in Mandel Hall, as Lloyd DeGrane's photo shows).


And in Washington, fourth-year Sara Jerome attended a DC Alumni Club panel featuring NewsHour with Jim Lehrer senior correspondent Ray Suarez, AM’92; New York Times columnist David Brooks, AB’83; and Chicago Booth professor/Obama Economic Recovery Board appointee Austan Goolsbee. (Photo by Dan Dry)


The night before the inauguration, Jerome partied—along with President Zimmer, shown in the photo—at the Illinois State Society Inaugural Gala. (Photo by Dan Dry)


And of course, she found U of C community members at the event itself. Student Government president Matt Kennedy and Amanda Wall, both '09, took a Greyhound from Chicago to DC. (Photo by Dan Dry)


See more student coverage as well as inauguration shots by Magazine photographers Dan Dry and Lloyd DeGrane on the Chicago Studies site.


(Photo by Dan Dry)

January 21, 2009