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President Barack Obama discusses Stafford student loans at the Coors Event Center during a visit to CU last spring. (CU Independent File/Robert R. Denton)
President Barack Obama discusses Stafford student loans at the Coors Event Center during a visit to CU last spring. (CU Independent File/Robert R. Denton)

Storify: Obama at CU

Obama visits CU

President Barack Obama is visiting the University of Colorado at Boulder for the third time in less than a year Thursday. Check back often for the latest!

Storified by Rob Denton · Thu, Nov 01 2012 17:19:07

Sen. Michael Bennett in open neck button down shirt. #ObamaCU #notdressingupforthepresidentJohn Aguilar
Pledge of Allegiance just happened. Coors Events Center now about 90% full #ObamaCUJohn Aguilar
"and Lord, LET’S GET THIS PARTY STARTED! Amen." #ObamaCUGemma Solomons
Roger Wolsey, Pastor, Wesley Fellowship now on stage giving convocation #ObamaCUJohn Aguilar
"Let’s swing Colorado blue!" Jared Polis #obamacu Farris
@jaredpolis "Are we fired up?" Crowd loves it. Polis steps off stage. #ObamaCUJohn Aguilar
@jaredpolis says "let’s invest in students." crowd likes it. Also talks of marriage for all. #ObamaCUJohn Aguilar
Jared Polis is on the stage. "Mitt Romney & Paul Ryan want insurance companies to decide healthcare for women." #ObamaCUCaitlin Rockett
Congressman Jared Polis takes the podium to address the crowd. #ObamaCUDaniel Harlan
Northwest side of campus pretty quiet. #obamacuRob Denton
President Obama lands at Buckley AFB. Headed to campaign stop in Boulder.7NEWS DenverChannel
The Coors Event Center fills before the president’s arrival. #ObamaCU Yulsman
Live musicians have left the stage. Now videos of POTUS, family and presidency play on jumbotron. Crowd seems mildly interested #ObamaCUJohn Aguilar
The Head and the Heart perform prior to Obama’s speech at Coors. (James Bradbury/CU Independent) #ObamaCU Independent
Coors is beginning to fill-up. (James Bradbury/CU Independent) #ObamaCU Independent
Internet isn’t working here :( #obamacuJess Farris
FYI they didn’t check my blue ticket. Could have easily gone to a closer section. #obamacuMichael T. Morris
Still plenty of room for all those still in line. #ObamaCU Harlan
Pres. Obama now on his way to 3rd stop of the day: a rally at the Univ of Colorado in Boulder.Mark Knoller
And now 3 hours until the big man arrives. #obamaCUGemma Solomons
Closures are in effect. Be sure you find alternate methods to Coors Event Center. #ObamaCU Harlan
Damn good seats! #obamaCU #hellyeahindoors Solomons
Voting shoes! #obamacu #votejfarrisknight
Secret service well of course #ObamaCU T. Morris
Just saw Jared Polis mingling with the common folk, but fail at journalism for not getting a pic #obamaCUGemma Solomons
K9 cop doing his job #obamacujfarrisknight
Line is moving at a decent pace. Was told we will definitely get in. #ObamaCUDaniel Harlan
Someone across campus yells "Romney Ryan!" So far the only Romney supporter here #obamacuNatalie Boyd
K9 enforcer behind the trees #ObamaCU fish
Bags will be checked. No telephoto cameras or water bottles. Fountains available inside. #ObamaCU #security Harlan
Just arrived at the end of the line which goes through about half the campus #ObamaCU #puddingcamera Nowicki
Question 1: where is the water coming from? Question 2: where is the beer? #obamaCU Solomons
Line currently extends to the north entrance of the engineering center. #ObamaCUDaniel Harlan
Long lines as the doors are set to open for Obama’s speech. (James Bradbury/CU Independent) Independent
Alright Obama we are waiting #ObamaCU T. Morris
It’s a lovely day for a long line. #obamacu @ University of Colorado, Boulder Farris
The CU will have numerous journalists covering the event including photos, video and text.
As of 2:30, about 300 in line for #ObamaCU. Doors open at 4pm. Parking, road closures, etc. here: Police
#ObamaCU Hendry
President Obama is coming to CU today. This is his 3rd trip to our campus in less than a year. Can’t imagine why he loves Boulder so muchPaige Janulewicz
Use #ObamaCU to communicate about the president’s third trip to CU Boulder, happening this eveningCU Independent
Obama rally at CU-Boulder tonight to result in rolling closures along U.S. 36: Superstorm Sandy prevented President… CO News
Preparations continue for #ObamaCU visit. Regent Drive closed to through traffic 1-10pm. Police
What do you think of Obama’s third visit to CU? Independent
Obama campaign at CU-Boulder (11/1/2012) | Thursday, Nov 01, 04:00 PM | #cusoonCU-Boulder Events

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About Robert R. Denton

Rob is a senior news-editorial major at the University of Colorado - Boulder in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and is a managing editor for the CU Independent. He has previously worked with Rich Clarkson & Associates, a multimedia firm in Denver, The Greeley Tribune, PBS NewsHour's InaugBlog and the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire. While not taking photos for the CUI, Rob enjoys taking photos of just about everything else, being joyful and watching The Dark Knight. Follow him on Twitter at @robertrdenton.

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