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Eight years of presidential coverage


Look back on eight years of IDS presidential news, editorials and photographs below.

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By IDS staff



As the Indiana Daily Students bids farewell to 44, our journalists look back on eight years of presidential coverage and embrace the future. 

Five reporters covered President-Elect Donald J. Trump's inauguration in Washington, D.C. Follow us on Twitter and reach out. We’d love to meet up with you in D.C.

Emily Ernsberger, lead reporter: @emilyerns  

Evan De Stefano: @EvanDeStefano  

Lydia Gerika: @lydi_yeah  

Melanie Metzman: @melanie_metzman   

Matt Rasnic: @Matt_Rasnic

Find our entire 2016 presidential election coverage here.




April 14, 2008

Obama crashes Women's Little 500, Nick's

Presidential hopeful Barack Obama made an appearance at the Little 500 women's race in 2008 before heading to Nick's English Hut and signing his name on the wall.


May 2, 2008

Obama: 'I need every Indiana student'

Barack Obama returned to Bloomington less than a month later, this time to speak at a rally in Assembly Hall. His message: "I need every Indiana student to vote for me."


Nov. 5, 2008

'This is our moment'

After 21 months of campaigning, then-President-elect Obama took to the stage in Chicago and greeted thousands as the first black man elected president. In Bloomington our editorial board looked on hopefully.


Jan. 21, 2009

Obama takes historic oath

Two million people watched from the National Mall as President Obama took the oath of office and outlined the nation's challenges in his inaugural address.

“Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious, and they are many,” Obama said. “They will not be met easily or in a short span of time, but know this, America. They will be met.”


Nov. 7, 2012

President Obama re-elected

President Obama once again won the popular and electoral votes and kept his title. He delivered a speech from McCormick Place in Chicago. 

“Tonight, in this election, you, the American people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back and we know in our hearts that for the us of a the best is yet to come,” Obama said.


Jan. 22, 2013

Obama inaugural emphasizes unity, equality for 2nd term

President Obama called for unity in his second and final inaugural address.

“Being true to our founding documents does not require us to agree on every contour of life,” he said. “It does not mean we will all define liberty in exactly the same way, or follow the same precise path to happiness. Progress does not compel us to settle centuries-long debates about the role of government for all time, but it does require us to act in our time.”


Jan. 17, 2017

Remembering Barack Obama

With a critical eye, the IDS Editorial Board reflected on President Obama's legacy.

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