The Daily Update: Thursday, Jan. 22

January 22, 2009 · Comments Off 

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Video: Students Reflect on Chaotic Inauguration Day

January 21, 2009 · Comments Off 

Several SMU students were among thousands of ticket-holders who were turned away from Tuesday’s inaugural ceremonies in Washington, D.C. In this webcam interview with SMU-TV, Lizzie Brubaker describes her Inauguration Day experience. (The interview begins at the 1:48 mark.) Jia Thomas also shot video footage of a frustrated crowd chanting “Let us in!”

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The Daily Update: Wednesday, Jan. 21

January 21, 2009 · Comments Off 

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Reagan National Airport Jammed with Post-Inaugural Travelers

January 21, 2009 · Comments Off 

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Posted by Caitlin Myers, 9:10 a.m. CST

Update from Reagan National Airport: Lines are out the door for some airlines. Everyone is trying to get out of the city ASAP. Luckily, US Airways isn’t too bad.

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Daily Campus Inaugural Coverage

January 21, 2009 · Comments Off 

Meredith Shamburger of the Daily Campus filed a story and column from Tuesday’s inaugural festivities. Other Daily Campus coverage includes a story about SMU students gathering at Hughes-Trigg to watch the inauguration and a guest column by Daily Mustang managing editor Caitlin Myers.

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Full Circle: Student Gets a Glimpse of Obama’s Motorcade

January 21, 2009 · 3 Comments 

Posted by Lizzie Brubaker, 7:18 a.m. CST

The journey has truly come full circle for me. I worked at the Democratic National Convention in Denver last summer, where I watched the first African-American accept the nomination to run as the Democratic presidential candidate. And yesterday, I was here in D.C. to watch Obama be sworn in as the 44th president. While I wasn’t on the mall, I was fortunate enough to see him and his motorcade race down 14th Street last night in between inaugural balls.

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Video: Inauguration Day Insanity

January 21, 2009 · 1 Comment 

The Daily Mustang’s Jia Thomas was among thousands of ticket holders who were turned away from Tuesday’s overbooked inaugural ceremonies. In this video footage, a frustrated crowd chants, “Let us in!” Jia also reflects on her Inauguration Day experience in a blog post.

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Student Checks in From D.C. in Webcam Interview

January 20, 2009 · Comments Off 

Journalism student Lizzie Brubaker checked in for a webcam interview from D.C. early Tuesday morning with SMU-TV’s Daily Update. (The interview begins at the 2:50 mark.) Check back Wednesday afternoon for a wrap-up interview with Lizzie.

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The Daily Update: Tuesday, Jan. 20

January 20, 2009 · Comments Off 

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During Parade, Real Excitement To Be Found Off Route

January 20, 2009 · Comments Off 

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The post-inaugural scene at H Street and Vermont Avenue.
Posted by Caitlin Myers, 3:30 p.m.

Without tickets, we were turned away from the actual parade-watching area. So, we stuck to the streets, where the rest of our fellow unticketed patriots were out celebrating.

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