- ‘I’m a Kansas Guy’: Thousands greet Obama during KU visit
- January 22, 2015
- President Barack Obama used Kansas University as a stage to campaign for budget proposals that he says are aimed at lifting the middle class. More than 7,000 people cheered as Obama called for expanding access to early childhood education and higher education, and economic development measures aimed at raising wages for American workers. By Peter Hancock
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- Photo gallery: President Obama in Lawrence
- January 22, 2015
- President Barack Obama spent the day in Lawrence, visiting a downtown preschool and speaking before thousands at Kansas University. Journal-World photos by Nick Krug, Mike Yoder, Richard Gwin and John Young.
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President Obama visits Lawrence, KU
President Barack Obama spent the morning in Lawrence, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. Obama visited a downtown Head Start program before speaking to a crowd of thousands at Kansas University.
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- Local law enforcement, emergency services estimate Obama’s visit cost them more than $60K; mayor says worth every penny
- 05:54 p.m., February 10, 2015 Updated 09:57 p.m.
- With the added security, visitors and spectacle of President Barack Obama’s visit to Lawrence last month, local law enforcement departments and emergency services racked up a few bills, officials said.
- Behind the Lens: Pooling with the president
- February 1, 2015
- When Journal-World photo chief Mike Yoder told me that we had been offered a position in President Barack Obama’s press pool during his Jan. 22 visit to Lawrence, I believe I channeled Keanu Reeves when I responded, “Whooooooooaaaaa.”
- Column: Obama provides advice
- January 22, 2015
- Alicia Spack, director of operations for the Kansas University softball team, let the players know via text Tuesday that their locker room would be off limits Thursday because it was going to be used as essentially the green room for the president of the United States, before making his speech at Anschutz Pavilion.
- President Obama arrives in Lawrence for speech at KU on Thursday
- January 21, 2015
- President Barack Obama arrived in Lawrence on Wednesday night in advance of a speech he will deliver on the Kansas University campus Thursday.
- Select KU, Haskell students get word they’ll have preferred seating at Obama event
- 04:06 p.m., January 21, 2015 Updated 10:27 p.m.
- Securing a ticket just to be in the same — giant — room with President Barack Obama had thousands of Kansas University students giddy on Tuesday. Imagine the excitement of a select number getting a special spot. “I couldn’t even breathe,” junior Ramiro Sarmiento said of receiving a message he was selected to stand in a group behind Obama when he delivers remarks at KU. “I can’t wait. I saw the State of the Union yesterday and got really excited … for everything that’s to come in the future.”
- Obama outlines higher education initiatives in State of the Union address
- 09:39 p.m., January 20, 2015 Updated 10:25 p.m.
- President Barack Obama laid out several proposals Tuesday night to make higher education more affordable to lower and middle-income families. He will be in Lawrence on Thursday to drum up public support for those ideas during an 11:20 a.m. speech at Anschutz Sports Pavilion on the Kansas University campus. By Peter Hancock
- Thousands in Lawrence brave lines for ‘golden ticket’ to Obama’s speech
- 11:28 a.m., January 20, 2015 Updated 10:25 p.m.
- For admission to what several described as a once-in-a-lifetime experience, thousands of Kansas University students got up early and stood in line a long time. “He’s the president,” said law student Brian Vanorsby, who arrived at 4 a.m. and was second in line. “I can say I was in the same room as him — a big room, but the same nonetheless.” Free-but-limited tickets to President Barack Obama’s speech at KU, set for Thursday morning at Anschutz Sports Pavilion, were made available starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday. By Sara Shepherd