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Jan. 16, 2009 – For those of us seeking a vicarious peek into the 2009 Presidential Inauguration, look no further than the blog spot

The Web-based journal will publish the inaugural impressions of two University of Utah students fortunate to attend the historic event.

Caitlin McDonald is a senior at the U who will graduate this spring with a bachelor’s degree in honors history and Asian studies. She is studying Mandarin Chinese and writing her thesis on widow suicide in China and India.

Caitlin was invited to attend the presidential inauguration through her membership in the Golden Key International Honor Society and will be participating in a four-day conference with other university students from around the world. She has supported President-elect Obama from the very beginning and is excited to witness history on January 20.

Julie Engar recently graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in international studies and history. She is currently serving an internship in Washington, D.C. with the Republican Governors Association.

Having obtained her ticket to attend the inauguration through Senator Orrin Hatch’s office, she is excited to attend the inauguration and experience such an historic and monumental moment.