Hundreds Watch Obama Inauguration in Usdan, Beckham

Hundreds of Wesleyan students, staff and faculty, and community members attended a live screening of President Barack Obama's Inauguration Jan. 20 in Usdan University Center and Beckham Hall. The audience gathered to watch as Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

Hundreds of Wesleyan students, staff and faculty, and community members attended a live screening of President Barack Obama’s Inauguration Jan. 20 in Usdan University Center and Beckham Hall. The audience gathered to watch as Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

Sporting an Omama-Biden sweatshirt, David "Dove" Altabef '08 cheers during Obama's Inauguration Jan. 20 in Usdan University Center. (Photo by Bill Burkhart)

Sporting an Omama-Biden sweatshirt, David “Dove” Altabef ’08 cheers during Obama’s Inauguration Jan. 20 in Usdan University Center. (Photo by Bill Burkhart)

Marjorie Rivera '12 shouts and applauds Obama's speech. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

Marjorie Rivera ’12 applauds Obama’s speech. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

The event was video recorded by members of Information Technology Services for Wesleyan's UTube site. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

The event was video recorded by members of Information Technology Services for Wesleyan’s WesTube site. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

Cathy Race, administrative assistant for the Psychology Department, watches Inauguration events in Usdan. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

Cathy Race, administrative assistant for the Psychology Department, watches Inauguration events in Usdan. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

Spectators watch the event at Beckham Hall. (Photo by Bill Burkhart)

Spectators watch the event at Beckham Hall. (Photo by Bill Burkhart)

The audience fills Usdan University Center. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

The audience fills Usdan University Center. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

The inaugural festivities began at 10 a.m. on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. Obama delivered his inaugural address at noon. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

The inaugural festivities began at 10 a.m. on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. President Obama delivered his inaugural address at noon. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

Phil Isaacs, new media developer, assisted with video-recording the event in Usdan. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

Phil Isaacs, new media developer, assisted with video-recording the event in Usdan. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)