FLOTUS on Campus! Michelle Obama Visits Mason

Posted: September 20, 2016 at 4:15 pm, Last Updated: October 6, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Photo by Mimi Albano.

Photo by Mimi Albano.

FAIRFAX, VA — In her first solo appearance on behalf of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, First Lady Michelle Obama delivered an impassioned speech at George Mason University that highlighted the stakes of Election 2016 and implored young voters to make it to the polls on November 8th despite the increasingly negative tone of the campaign in recent weeks:

“We can’t afford to be tired or turned off — not now. Because while this might feel like a time of uncertainty and division, I have never felt more hopeful about the future of this great nation.”

Student Media was on hand to cover the event, with students producing print, video, and online content. Pick up a copy of today’s Fourth Estate print edition to read MacKenzie Reagan’s article and check out Mason Votes for a recap of Michelle’s speech and an online gallery with original photography by Mimi Albano and Leslie Steiger. Big thanks to all our students and staff who turned out content quickly after Friday’s event!

Click over to Fourth Estate and Mason Votes for more photos and coverage of this historic visit.

Write to Jason Hartsel at jhartsel@gmu.edu