UM – not DC – center of inaugural universe

The Miami Hurricane is reporting that the UC lounge was “ overflowing ” with spectators when Barack Obama was being inaugurated on Tuesday. Oh come on, is it really that hard for the UC lounge to be overflowing? What does it hold a 100 people?

Probably the most surprising statement about the event (a combined celebration of MLK day ) was this: “ President Shalala received a commemorative gift basket as well as claiming a first row seat at the inaugural watch party along with some colleagues .” Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

Speaking of mighty, the Hurricane revealed that the first female mayor of Coral Gables is a UM alumni. Maybe now the university can get some respect from its host town.

Meanwhile, the university was also host to the Global Business Forum last week with speakers from Coca-Cola, McDonalds and Fed-Ex. Politics and business on the same campus proving once again that UM – not DC – is the center of the inaugural universe.

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