On Inauguration Day, the President-elect and Vice President-elect swear in
and take office.
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the
Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my
Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United
States." -- Article II, Section 1, clause 8 - U.S. Constitution
Visit USA.gov's President
Barack Obama page for information about Inauguration Day events. You can
also learn about inaugural history, download the 57th Presidential Inauguration
mobile app, and view a video about the ceremony location.
The current mini-exhibition in the library atrium shows pictures of the statue in front of the library similar to the one shown here.
Tutt Library is named for Charles "Chas" Leaming Tutt, Jr., a trustee
of CC and president of the El Pomar Foundation, which gave $1.25
million for a new library building in 1959.
In 1992, Edward Honnen
commissioned the statue of him that stands out front.
Over the years, CC students, faculty, and staff have decorated "Chas"
in various ways. As you'll see from the photos on display in the
library atrium, they have done this with affection and imagination and
always a sense of humor.
We put up some version of this mini-exhibition every year, updating the collection of phots with the new outfits resulting from this rather silly and fun tradition.