Presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama continued to woo campus support over the weekend. At Boston University Friday, nearly 6,000 people packed an arena to hear him speak, according to theHeights, the paper of rival school Boston College. Apparently, students at both schools are able to put their competition aside in support of the senator, who is just as eager to get them involved in government. "When the American people pay attention, things happen. That's the incredible thing about our democratic process. It doesn't work when people aren't involved, when people give up," the Heights quotes Obama as saying. "But when we decide to make it work, then things start happening."
Also over the weekend, at the University of Iowa, while a U2 song played over the loudspeakers, Obama entered and spoke about the threat of global warming for an Earth Day crowd. "When our energy policy is the absence of an energy policythat diminishes us as a nation," he said, according to the Daily Iowan. "That diminishes the patriotism of all Americans."Kenneth Terrell