A college reporter spending time at the White House has landed what the beat reporters long for: an interview with President Barack Obama.

A Rutgers banner hangs on the New Brunswick campus (Connie Lee, Townsquare Media NJ)

Obama interrupted a question-and-answer session that his press secretary, Josh Earnest, was holding Thursday for visiting college students. Obama began taking questions himself after some opening remarks.

The first student he called was a reporter for the Rutgers University newspaper, who asked for an interview. Obama replied that while he normally coordinates interviews with his press team, he's "favorably disposed" to the Rutgers paper.

Obama is scheduled to deliver the commencement address at the university's New Brunswick, New Jersey, campus on May 15.

Obama said it may not be a lengthy interview, but figured he'd give the college newspaper "a little bit of play."

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