September 22, 2014

Bill Gates Lecture Tickets Run Out in Less Than 30 Minutes

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The first round of tickets for Bill Gates’ talk on Oct. 1 ran out in approximately 25 minutes, according to Zander Liem ’15, president of the Mortar Board honor society.

Gates — co-founder and former chief executive officer of the Microsoft Corporation — will visit Cornell for the dedication of the Bill and Melinda Gates Hall, which serves as the new home of Computing and Information Science.

Students line up at Willard Straight Hall Monday morning in hopes of receiving a ticket to see “A Conversation With Bill Gates: Considering the Future of Higher Education” in Bailey Hall Oct. 1. (Greg Keller / Sun Contributor)