May 18th, 2009
From President Hatch’s introduction: “We were witness to one of the most memorable elections in recent history. Hatch noted that Vice President Biden, John McCain and Hillary Clinton all spoke on campus last year. “We are thrilled to welcome him (Biden) back to campus,” Hatch said. The faculty gave him a standing ovation. Biden to the faculty: “I promise this will be painless.”
Noting his October campaign appearance in front of Reynolda Hall, Biden said, “It was a long trip from that end of the mall to this end.”
I won’t cover Vice President Biden’s speech since we will have a copy online later today.