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The newest Smithsonian museum, the African American Museum of History and Culture, which marks the first national museum exclusively dedicated to the documentation of African Americans, opened Sept. 24 with a three-day festival celebration on the National Mall.

Smithsonian African American Museum Opens

The Smithsonian Institute’s much-anticipated National Museum of African American History and Culture opened to the public Saturday following a three-day grand opening festival featuring performances, cultural workshops and a dedication address by President Barack Obama. The event, held on the Washington Monument grounds, also included remarks from civil rights icon[Read More…]

by September 30, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

President Hosts Sixth and Final White House Science Fair

President Barack Obama hosted the sixth and final White House Science Fair of his administration Wednesday, marking the largest fair to date with more than 130 student winners and competitors from across the country. The White House welcomed students from science, technology, engineering and math competitions across the country, as[Read More…]

by April 15, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Obama Presents Youth Employment Plan

Obama Presents Youth Employment Plan

President Barack Obama allocated nearly $5.5 billion in his recently proposed fiscal year 2017 budget to help more than one million young people gain crucial work experience in order to obtain their first job. Obama’s $4.1 trillion budget will focus, in part, on creating grants and apprenticeship programs in order[Read More…]

by February 12, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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President Barack Obama, pictured at December’s College Opportunity Day of Action, signed the Student Aid Bill of Rights on March 10.

Bill of Rights Targets Student Debt

President Barack Obama signed the Student Aid Bill of Rights on March 10, proposing 19 executive actions to provide student loan borrowers with additional rights and resources to receive and pay off student aid. The four articles of the bill of rights pledge to give every student the rights to[Read More…]

by March 20, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Obama Signs Student Aid Bill of Rights

President Barack Obama signed the Student Aid Bill of Rights, a memorandum that directs several government agencies through 19 new executive actions that aim to further protect student loan borrowers, Tuesday morning. The bill of rights includes four articles that focus on accessibility of higher education, with regards to attaining[Read More…]

by March 12, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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John Dingell (CAS ’49, LAW ’52) will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Dingell Wins Medal of Freedom

Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich., CAS ’49, LAW ’52), the longest-serving member of Congress, will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a ceremony at the White House on Nov. 24. Dingell, who has served in the House of Representatives since 1955 and represents Michigan’s 12th Congressional District, announced his retirement[Read More…]

by November 21, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Obama Endorses Bowser for Mayor

President Barack Obama announced his endorsement for Washington, D.C. Democratic mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser on Monday. “As we continue our efforts to move our country’s economy forward, I know I’ll be able to count on Muriel to expand opportunity for all,” Obama said in the statement. “That’s why I’m asking[Read More…]

by October 7, 2014 0 comments City News, News
Obama Speechwriter Offers Advice

Obama Speechwriter Offers Advice

Although he is usually not visible when his speeches are delivered, President Barack Obama’s former speechwriter Jon Favreau took the stage at Gaston on Thursday night to offer insights into writing, politics and career opportunities. Favreau served as the president’s director of speechwritingfrom 2009 to 2013 before leaving the White House to work for consulting[Read More…]

by October 4, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News
HOLLANDER: Negotiation a Smarter Way to Play Politics

HOLLANDER: Negotiation a Smarter Way to Play Politics

In 1997, just one year after the most recent government shutdown, the comedy “Wag the Dog” was released, with a plot centered on a fictional president launching a war against Albania to distract the public from his own sex scandal. Less than a year after “Wag the Dog,” President, Bill[Read More…]

by October 4, 2013 0 comments Opinion