UM student catches Obama's attention
Barack Obama spoke about college affordability at the White House today, where he was introduced by a University of Maryland student.
Here's a description from the White House pool report, prepared by salon.com:
"Stephanie Stevenson, an African American Junior at the University of Maryland who hopes to get her graduate degree in public policy, introduced Obama. Stevenson is a first-generation college student. Obama looked on from Stephanie's right while she read her introduction. She emphasized the importance of higher education. Her mother stood to her left.
"Obama wore a dark suit, light blue shirt and slightly darker blue tie with a pattern and, of course, his American flag lapel pin. Stephanie wore a black skirt and a brown patterned blouse. Stephanie's mother wore a brilliant pink skirt suit in a Jackie O style.
"Stephanie's introduction lasted approximately two minutes. She then stood to Obama's right.
"Stephanie delivered her introduction smoothly. Obama, when he took the podium, remarked, 'She might have to run for something some day. That was terrific."'