Vice President Biden Speaks at Alumni Hall About The Economy, Jobs, and Easing Student Debt Burden

Issue Date: 
November 7, 2011

Man-and-BidenOn Nov. 4, U.S. Vice President Joseph R. Biden spoke to a standing-room-only crowd of about 500 people, primarily students, in the Connolly Ballroom of Pitt’s Alumni Hall. Biden addressed the current state of the economy, the national employment picture, the American Jobs Act, and the importance of higher education to American competitiveness internationally, as well as the steps the Obama Administration is taking to increase college affordability by making it easier to manage student loan debt. Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg welcomed the audience and the vice president and then introduced Pitt Student Government Board President Molly Stieber who, in turn, introduced Biden. From left, Vice President Biden, SGB President Stieber, and Chancellor Nordenberg.