Last updated: August 19. 2013 4:40PM - 3110 Views
ANDREW M. SEDER aseder@timesleader.com

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SCRANTON — Two sources have confirmed that President Barack Obama’s appearance at Lackawanna College is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. this Friday.

The president’s stop in Scranton is part of a two-day bus trek through New York and Pennsylvania during which the president will discuss his plan to help the middle class and curb higher education costs.

Vice President Joe Biden is expected to join the president at his appearance in the city, according to Scranton Mayor Chris Doherty and a White House official.

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 in the morning at Binghamton University and then will head south on I-81 to deliver remarks at an event at Lackawanna College.

At each stop, the president will “discuss the importance of ensuring that every American has the opportunity to achieve a quality education by reducing cost and improving the value of higher education for middle-class students and their families,” according to an email sent to congressional offices by the White House and obtained by The Times Leader.

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