We were told late yesterday afternoon that Newt Gingrich would be on campus today to speak to students, faculty and staff only. They scheduled Newt in the "small" hall rather than the larger auditorium, probably so he wouldn't be facing a mostly empty room like Romney did. The event began at 3. I was scheduled to have class until 3:15, so I let my class out early thinking I could get over there in time. The hall was filled and closed by 2:45. I'm not bummed about not hearing Newt speak, I was just interested in the spectacle of it all. M made it in before they closed, so she took this picture with her phone for me.