GW students pleased to attend Ben Bernanke lecture
Students began trickling in early. Some dressed up in button-down shirts. Nervous chatter and fidgeting arose around the room. And then in walked Professor Ben Bernanke, also known as the chairman of the Federal Reserve. The 30 undergraduates at George Washington University sent up a round of applause. It was, they’d been told beforehand, “appropriate, even encouraged, to politely applaud’’ Tuesday’s guest lecturer.