President Barack Obama landed at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport just before 10:30 Thursday morning. Governor Cuomo and Mayor Byron Brown greeted him as he exited Air Force One. The President then headed to the University at Buffalo to talk education.
UB’s President Satish K. Tripathi spoke before the President speech.“You may know today is “move-in day” for more than 5,000 new University at Buffalo students. I can’t think of a better introduction to UB campus life,” said Tripathi. UB sophomore student Silvana C. D’Ettorre gave her first public speech this afternoon, welcoming President Obama to Western New York.
The President then took to the podium, speaking about unemployment and education. Obama stressed the importance of education and the ever growing issue of high tuition. “Over the past three decades the average price of college tuition has gone up 250%,” said President Obama. A scary statistic considering the typical family income has gone up by only 16%.