As the Indiana Daily Students bids farewell to 44, our journalists look back on eight years of presidential coverage and embrace the future.
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April 14, 2008
May 2, 2008
Nov. 5, 2008
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
“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
“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
“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
With a critical eye, the IDS Editorial Board reflected on President Obama's legacy.