How to Get Obama to Speak at Commencement
Written by Bwog Staff
Columbia College 2011 President Sean Udell and Vice President Alexandra Coromilas have founded the CUPOTUS Project. As you might guess, its goal is to secure President Barack Obama CC ’83 as speaker for university-wide Commencement. But wait! Before you shake your heads and dismiss it as a pipe dream, listen up–their strategy is different. In the words of Udell himself:
Here’s the deal: President Obama has been sent the official invitation by President Bollinger and the Class of 2011. But he’s been sent invitations before. What we think will do the trick, however, is to demonstrate a grassroots movement made up of a united student body. That’s a tall order, but I have a feeling that we can pull this off.
Here’s what you can do to help:
- Check our their first press release.
- Read all about it on their website.
- Sign up to help.
- Like them on Facebook.
- Follow them on Twitter.
- Email them with suggestions or a letter for the President which they’ll pass on.
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