Post Tagged with: "obama"

The Road to Aid Reform

Most students are currently too focused on their March Madness brackets to think about life after college. Nevertheless, while we’ve been fretting over whom to send to the Final Four, the government has made some progress for recent graduates. Last week, President Barack Obama announced his plan for a “Student[Read More…]

by March 19, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Proposal Extends College Tax Credit

President Barack Obama announced his proposal to permanently extend the American Opportunity Tax Credit past its current expiration date in 2017 as part of his effort to improve college affordability for middle-class students. The changes, which first appeared in the State of the Union address, reappeared in his budget proposal[Read More…]

by February 3, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Obama Budget Offers DC Greater Autonomy

President Barack Obama’s proposed $4 trillion budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which was released Monday, included provisions to remove restrictions on marijuana legalization and abortion services in the District, supporting greater budgetary and legislative autonomy for D.C. The congressional omnibus spending bill, passed in December, restricted D.C. officials from[Read More…]

by February 3, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
BASSEY: University Rank Spells Trouble

BASSEY: University Rank Spells Trouble

For those who haven’t heard, President Obama proposed a plan in 2013 to reform the higher education system. His proposal aims to release definitive rankings of universities and colleges. something on which U.S. News and World Report and Princeton Review have always held a monopoly. Although it seems impractical to[Read More…]

by February 3, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
An Arbitrary Approval

An Arbitrary Approval

This week, President Barack Obama’s approval rating jumped above 50 percent for the first time in 18 months — a huge milestone for a president whose rating has been around 42 percent for most of his second term. Moreover, this jump occurred before his State of the Union address, which[Read More…]

by January 26, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

State of the Union Addresses Community College, Student Loans

President Barack Obama discussed his recently revealed plan to guarantee two free years of community college for all qualifying students along with new methods of student loan relief during the State of the Union address Tuesday night. “[Middle class economics] is preparing working Americans to work for higher wages.” White[Read More…]

by January 23, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Boost College Community

Amid lofty rhetoric and a discussion of inequality in America, President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday featured a bold education proposal — eliminating the cost of community college. Although Congress is unlikely to tackle such an initiative, it is one that should not exit the American consciousness[Read More…]

by January 22, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
DANIEL SMITH / THE HOYA
President Barack Obama spoke Thursday at the White House's College Opportunity Day of Action.

Photos of the Week: Nov. 29

Photos of the Week: Nov. 29 – Dec. 5 Photos of the week of Nov. 29 – Dec. 5 include the White House’s conference on college accessibility, protests on campus and in the capital resulting in the developments in Ferguson, Mo., former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s visit to speak in Gaston[Read More…]

by December 4, 2014 0 comments Photography
MAIN: Disillusioned, Americans Vote GOP

MAIN: Disillusioned, Americans Vote GOP

If the words of pollsters and analysts are to be believed, the current election cycle will end with the Republican Party controlling both chambers of Congress for the first time during Barack Obama’s presidency. This sort of legislative transformation — wherein one party wins both bodies in the final years[Read More…]

by November 4, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - 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