Throngs of GW students woke up early and braved the winter cold to join thousands of people at the star-studded “We Are One” concert on Sunday that stretched from the Lincoln Memorial to the Capitol.
Monday, January 19, 2009, 1:49 am
Monday, January 19, 2009, 12:25 am
Even with hordes of D.C. residents and tourists creating massive logistical challenges, security officials at the National Mall and on GW’s campus kept crowds mostly under control Sunday during the opening ceremonies for President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration. more »
Sunday, January 18, 2009, 5:24 pm
Lines to enter the Foggy Bottom Metro station have wrapped around past Ross Hall and into the intersection of 23rd and I streets, creating a slow trip for police and emergency vehicles driving down 23rd Street. more »
Sunday, January 18, 2009, 2:27 pm
Event volunteers have begun telling concertgoers that all entrances to the concert on the National Mall are at capacity and have been closed.
Sunday, January 18, 2009, 12:10 pm
The Foggy Bottom Metro stop is packed but not impossible to use as of about noon. more »
Sunday, January 18, 2009, 10:41 am
The following post is from senior staff writer Gabrielle Bluestone, who is on scene at the Lincoln Memorial:
Concert goers will see twenty-five foot towers dotting the mall once they pass through security checkpoints. Four Hundred officers from the United States Park Police and additional manpower from the National Guard are in place to provide security, said Captain Horton of the Park Police.
Despite claims of heavy screening and security, the security checkpoint at 19th Street and Constitution Avenue was relatively relaxed. Though the public was instructed to open their coats, many walked through unexamined. All in all, about 2 in 3 were visually scrutinized by park police.
Monday, January 12, 2009, 8:16 pm
The Presidential Inauguration Committee has announced a star-studded cast of entertainers for the ceremony kicking-off official inaugural activities on Sunday.
Early reports that Bruce Springsteen will perform at the event, which will take place on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial around 2p.m., were confirmed and other popular entertainers—including Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Bono, Stevie Wonder and Shakira—were added to the lineup. The kick-off is free and open to the public.
Sunday, January 11, 2009, 11:47 am
Thursday, January 8, 2009, 5:07 pm
One of the first events scheduled for President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration festivities is a kick-off ceremony on Jan. 18 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. more »
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