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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

Obama Proposes Executive Gun Control Action

In response to the recent series of mass shootings around the country, President Barack Obama outlined a set of executive actions to address the issue of gun violence in a speech given from the White House Jan. 5. The president began his address by referencing recent shootings in San Bernardino,[Read More…]

by January 22, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Former White House Advisor Pfeiffer Talks Politics

Former White House Advisor Pfeiffer Talks Politics

Dan Pfeiffer (COL ’98), a former senior advisor to President Barack Obama, spoke about his experience in politics at the inaugural event of an alumni series hosted by the recently launched Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service in Copley Formal Lounge Tuesday evening. The series, titled “Hoyas in Politics[Read More…]

by September 14, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Beeck Center Aids White House Fundraiser for Clean Energy

The university announced Tuesday that the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation has helped the White House and Department of Energy raise $4 billion to invest into clean energy companies in the private sector. The funding project is part of the Obama administration’s recent efforts to increase clean energy[Read More…]

by July 9, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Adjunct professor Ron Klain, pictured in Gaston Hall in November 2013, ended his term as “Ebola czar” on Feb. 13. He will return to Georgetown.

After 130 Days, Klain Ends Ebola Czar Term

Adjunct professor Ron Klain (CAS ’83) concluded his 130-day appointment as the White House’s Ebola response coordinator Feb. 13, having directed the United States’ reaction to the outbreak both domestically and internationally. Klain, who was appointed by President Barack Obama as a special government employee on Oct. 17, midway through[Read More…]

by March 6, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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President Barack Obama delivered the keynote speech at the second White House College Opportunity Day of Action on Thursday.

White House Convenes Educators

President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and first lady Michelle Obama brought together hundreds of educators from across the country in the second White House College Opportunity Day of Action to propose federal initiatives and discuss innovations in the national education system. Gathered in the amphitheater of the Ronald[Read More…]

by December 5, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Klain Appointed Ebola Czar

President Barack Obama appointed Georgetown University adjunct professor Ron Klain (CAS ’83) to head the United States’ response to the Ebola outbreak Friday, affecting his role on campus this semester. “When the president called, giving up this class was one of the top things on my mind,” Klain said to[Read More…]

by October 21, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Jay Carney discussed his career as the former White House press secretary for the Obama administration Monday in Gaston Hall.

Carney Discusses White House Career

Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney spoke Monday evening in Gaston Hall about his experiences as the nation’s 29th press secretary and recounted parts of his nearly three-decade career as a journalist for TIME Magazine. The event, organized by the Georgetown University Lecture Fund, consisted mostly of a student[Read More…]

by October 7, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Sarah Rabon (COL ’16) reading stories from sexual assault survivors at “It Happens Here” during last year’s Take Back the Night week.

GU Joins Anti-Assault White House Campaign

The White House and Center for American Progress’s Generation Progress, an organization promoting awareness of on-campus sexual assault, launched the public awareness campaign “It’s On Us” last week as part of the Obama administration’s continued efforts to prevent sexual violence at the nation’s universities. Georgetown joined the list of nearly[Read More…]

by September 26, 2014 0 comments City News, News

Loan Reforms Extend Eligibility

President Obama expanded the federal “Pay As You Earn” program for federal student loan borrowers through executive order this summer, allowing those with loans borrowed before 2007 to be eligible. Under PAYE, monthly payments on student loans will be capped at 10 percent of the borrower’s income, and the balance[Read More…]

by September 9, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top