August 28th, 2012
08:00 AM ET
President Obama begins a two-day college tour today with stops at Iowa State University and Colorado State University. On Wednesday the president will visit Charlottesville, VA home to University of Virginia. The White House is careful to emphasize that the president is staying up to date on all the latest preparations for Hurricane Isaac during his travels, but his trip will go on as scheduled despite expectations that the storm should hit land sometime today. The president will depart from the South Lawn around 10 AM, and Press Secretary Jay Carney is set to gaggle with reporters aboard Air Force One.
UPDATE: The White House has added an event this morning. President Obama will deliver a statement on Hurricane Isaac to pooled press in the Diplomatic Room at 10 AM, just before departing the South Lawn for his trip to Iowa.
Here's the schedule as released by the White House:
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