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Last updated: August 20. 2013 5:18PM - 4074 Views
ANDREW M. SEDER aseder@timesleader.com



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SCRANTON — The White House has released more details about the joint visit to Scranton Friday by President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.


The event is free and open to the public and a limited number of tickets will be available to the public starting on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. at the Lackawanna College Angeli Hall Main Building lobby, 501 Vine Street, Scranton. Tickets will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. One ticket per person.


The program will begin at 4:55 p.m. Friday inside the Lackawanna Student Union Gymnasium, at 500 Jefferson Ave. at the corner of Vine Street, Scranton.


According to a release detailing the event and issued by the White House, the president and vice president will deliver remarks “laying out a plan to make college more affordable, tackle rising costs, and improve value for students and their families. To create a better bargain for the middle class, we have to fundamentally rethink how higher education is paid for in this country.”


On Thursday, Obama will deliver remarks at the University at Buffalo and Henninger High School in Syracuse, N.Y. On Friday, the president will participate in a town hall event at Binghamton University before heading south to Scranton.


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