President Barack Obama delivered the 2016 commencement address at Rutgers University on Sunday, May 15.
From the Rutgers University Commencement page:
Marking Rutgers’ 250th Anniversary, President Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States, delivered the commencement address on Sunday, May 15, 2016. Greeting more than 40,000 family and guests and 12,000 graduates, he challenged them to work globally to solve problems and not build walls and to be civically engaged—"to be a citizen, full time." See photo highlights, a video archive, and a collection of social media posts from the day.
The Rutgers University News page reported:
President Obama told students and their families that the world is more interconnected than ever before and needs to work globally to solve problems, not just to build walls.
“The biggest challenges we face cannot be solved in isolation,” he said. “When overseas states start falling apart, they become breeding grounds for terrorists and ideologies and nihilism and despair that ultimately can reach our shores,” Obama said.
On why President Obama chose to deliver a commencement speech at the New Jersey-based university, Rutgers News said this:
(President Obama) told students he decided to speak at Rutgers, the nation’s eighth oldest university, because it was the only university to launch a three-year campaign to try and convince him to come to New Jersey.
“Emails, letters, tweets, YouTube videos – I even got three notes from the grandmother of your student body president,” Obama said. “I have to say, that really sealed the deal.”
Read the full article here.
See below for more photos of President Obama.
Check Out These Schools
Start your U.S. adventure with Study in the USA
Learn About U.S. education financing, housing, and more
IELTS is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration. It is accepted by more than 3,400 institutions in the US. If you want to study in the US, IELTS can help you get there!
Join over 6 million people and businesses who get a better deal when they send money with the real exchange rate.
campusSIMS helps students get connected with mobile phone service in the US. Get a US phone number while in your home country so you have service that’s ready as soon as you land. Plans start as low as $15/month.
StudyUSA has allowed me to be accepted to one of the best universities in USA meaning I'm one step away to reaching my dream of studying in the USA.
StudyUSA.com has helped me on the process of searching for good and inexpensive colleges around the US.
StudyUSA.com helped me on how to apply to study abroad precisely by showing how to select schools related to my goals. I sincerely wish to thank you for your everlasting support you bring to us. May continue in that spirit and i wish you all the best in your endeavors.
Learn about American culture and education direct from our experts at Study in the USA. Read more