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U.S. Senator Barack Obama’s brother-in-law and new head coach of the Oregon State University men’s basketball team – Craig Robinson – paid the Cascade Campus in North Portland a visit. He appeared at Cascade as part of a voter registration awareness event on Tuesday, Oct. 7. More than 150 people from the local community attended Robinson’s appearance. Robinson is also campaigning for Sen. Obama, the Democratic nominee for president. He is the brother of Michelle Obama.

“It was as good as it looked like,” he said of his appearance at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colo.

“It’s very easy (to register). I did it. In talking about voter registration what I have seen as I go around is the number of young people that have been participating. It’s mind blowing to me,” said Robinson, who said he has voted in every election since he was 18. “I want to thank all of the young people who take part in campaigning and volunteering.”

Robinson is preparing for his first year at Oregon State, having arrived from Brown University, where he led the team to a school record 19 victories and a second-place finish in the Ivy League last season. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Princeton University, and an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago.

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »


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