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Former Vice President Joe Biden sells a conference at Drew University

Joe Biden, the 47th vice president of the United States, discussed 'It's On Us', a national campaign to end sexual assault on college campuses during his visit to Rutgers University.
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Morris County is known for voting as a Republican, but next week, an exhausted hearing will welcome former Vice President Joe Biden at Drew University in Madon.

Biden's appearance on March 28 in the university's Drew Forum series has run out since January. While some Forum series conferences take place at smaller venues on campus, Biden will speak in front of 2,800 people at Simon Forum and Athletic Center.

Tickets for the Biden conference on March 27 at Long Island University are included on StubHub for up to $ 159. Most entries on Drew were sold for $ 50 to $ 75. StugHub does not show availability for Drew tickets.

Biden is expected to share his experiences of a life dedicated to public service and sits down during a question and answer period with Drew President MaryAnn Baenninger.

Before speaking, he will meet briefly with Drew dignitaries, including Baenninger, trustees and Thomas Kean, former Drew president and governor of New Jersey.

After his "American Promise" 2017 conference tour, Biden will probably also talk about his memoirs, "Promise me, dad: a year of hope, difficulties and purposes" and his family's fight with cancer. diagnosis and eventual death of his son, Beau.

Speaking last October at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, Biden urged students to take a stand against sexual violence and report incidents.

"We can stop this," he said. "I am absolutely convinced that we can change the culture, we must say in the strongest possible terms that it will not be tolerated."

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Biden's appearance at Rutgers was part of the "It's On Us" campaign, which began with President Barack Obama in 2014 after a White House Task Force recommended ways to prevent sexual violence on campus.

Since his departure from the White House, Biden has focused on the Biden Foundation, the Penn Biden Center for Global Diplomacy and Commitment at the University of Pennsylvania. Biden Institute of National Policy at the University of Delaware.

Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, also founded the Biden Cancer Initiative.

Biden is closing the 2018 Forum calendar as the series' Thomas H. Kean visiting professor. Named after the former governor of New Jersey and president of Drew, Kean speakers have included Ron Chernow in 2017, Doris Kearns Goodwin in 2016 and David McCullough in 2015.

The Drew Forum series presents an annual list of distinguished speakers from a variety of fields, including science, media, sports, entertainment and politics.

This year's series began with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson in September, and included the comedian and host of "Full Frontal" Samantha Bee and CNN political collaborator David Axelrod.

"Civic engagement and public service are fundamental to Drew's education and Joe Biden has dedicated his life to that," said Baenninger. "As we share our mission statement, we want to prepare our students to add to the good of the world by responding to the urgent challenges of our time with rigorous, independent and imaginative thinking, as well as the vice president throughout his career."

Overflow parking for the Biden event will be at the BASF parking lot, 100 Park Ave., Florham Park. Transportation will be provided to and from the Drew campus. Buses will start at 6:30 p.m. The last bus with the guarantee of arriving on time for the event will leave the parking lot at 7:30 p.m.

Users must also have time to pass a security check at the door.

Staff Writer William Westhoven: 973-917-9242;

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