Obama to hold town hall in Marvin Center

President Barack Obama will hold a “Moving America Forward” town hall meeting in the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Obama will discuss the upcoming midterm elections and take questions from both people at the town hall – which will be broadcasted nationwide – and those watching online.

Tickets for the event were preselected and will not be distributed for the community at large.

Twenty tickets have been given to first-time student voters or faculty members, chosen from the University’s Guide to Personal Success program and the political science department.

Obama’s presence on campus will affect students who had reserved rooms in the Marvin Center for events, as well as students wishing to go to J Street to eat.

The building will be closed from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. due to Obama’s event, and J Street will close at 4:30 p.m.

Additionally, the parking garage below the building will be closed all day.

Groups that previously reserved spaces in the building have been relocated or rescheduled.

Obama was last on campus with his family in November 2009 for a GW basketball game.

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