Bush Visits SMU Campus
February 24, 2009
By Daily Mustang staff
Former President George W. Bush made a surprise campus appearance Tuesday morning, taking pictures with students before disappearing in one of four black SUVs.
The former president was on campus to give a speech to one of Professor Harold Stanley’s political science classes in the Dedman Life and Science building.
SMU President Gerald Turner and several Secret Service agents accompanied Bush as he greeted students for about 15 minutes outside Dedman after his speech.
Courtney O’Callaghan, a sophomore journalism and advertising double major, congratulated Bush on the new library. He responded by saying, “It should be a cool place.”
After about 15 minutes, the ex-president left the crowd of nearly 80 students and said, “I’ll be back,” as he got into his black SUV.
Student reporters Kaitlyn Dunne, Katie Horner and Sarah Pottharst contributed to this report.