President Barack Obama visited Colorado College in August, drawing a crowd of more than 4,100 people to Cutler Quad. Helping to introduce the president was MAT student Christine Howard ’14 and former Colorado senator and current Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar ’77, whom Obama called “an outstanding alumnus, outstanding senator, and unbelievable secretary of the interior.”
The campus was transformed for the event, with Benji’s converted to a press filing center and Perkins Lounge to a transmission center. The Admission Office, which still led campus tours and information sessions that day, operated out of Tutt Library.
Videotaping the event for the college were Meredith Mantik ’11 and Arielle Gross ’12, both English majors on the film track, and volunteering as a communications intern was Kelly Varian ’13.