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UNH commits to the #ItsOnUs Campaign

Elissa Sanci

September 19, 2014


Filed under Campus News and Events, University of New Haven

It’s on all of us University of New Haven student leaders met on Tues., Sept 16 to participate in the White House Campaign Preview Call to discuss the #ItsOnUs campaign. The call was facilitated by Tina Tchen, Assistant to the President and the First Lady's Chief of Staff, as well as Kyle Li...

Professor’s Petition Seeks White House Funding for Deflection of Asteroids

Karen Grava

February 27, 2013


Filed under Campus News and Events, Science, University of New Haven

Joel Marks, philosophy professor emeritus and an amateur astronomer, needs your signature. He has until March 17 to obtain 100,000 signatures on a petition asking the White House to support full funding for the detection and deflection of asteroids or comets that might strike the Earth. “This might seem far-fet...

White House Concerned Over Online Piracy Bills

Liana Teixeira

January 25, 2012


Filed under Global News

After nationwide protests and the inability to reach a compromise, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has decided to postpone the Senate’s vote on online piracy. The vote, which was scheduled for last Tuesday, would have addressed the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act ...

Rupert Murdoch Attacks White House, Google

Sara J Dufort

January 25, 2012


Filed under Global News

While many entities, including Google and the White House, have vocally opposed the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), media mogul Rupert Murdoch has taken to Twitter to attack those who are in opposition. While both sides of the debate have equally appealing arguments, Rupert Murdoch believes that the ac...

Obama, Biden to Meet with Governors at White House

The Associated Press

March 2, 2011


Filed under Global News

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama hopes to hear ideas from the states on how to best repair the United States’ slowly recovering economy when he meets Monday with the nation’s governors. "Our federal system is a laboratory for democracy. In each of your states, you guys are trying all kinds...

Axelrod on Way Out: `We’ve Learned Some Lessons’

The Associated Press

February 2, 2011


Filed under Global News

WASHINGTON – David Axelrod, protector of President Barack Obama’s message, picked the right day to show up at a news conference. His boss wasn’t just going off script. He was going off. Humbled by a poor election for his party, sharply defensive about a tax deal with Republicans, Obama kept...

White House Doubts Need to Halt All Foreclosures

The Associated Press

October 13, 2010


Filed under Global News, Politics

WASHINGTON – A top White House adviser questioned the need Sunday for a blanket stoppage of all home foreclosures, even as pressure grows on the Obama administration to do something about mounting evidence that banks have used inaccurate documents to evict homeowners. "It is a serious problem,"...

President Obama Announces Steps to Reduce Dropout Rate

The Charger Bulletin

March 3, 2010


Filed under Politics

White House Press Release WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Barack Obama highlighted steps his administration will take to combat the dropout crisis and invest in strategies to ensure students graduate prepared for college and careers. President Obama challenged states to identify high scho...

Bob Dylan’s First White House Concert in Honor of Civil Rights

Kait Richmond

February 17, 2010


Filed under Music

Bob Dylan has done a lot over the course of his iconic career, but last week he experienced a first. On Feb. 9, Dylan and a cast of fellow musicians performed at “In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music From the Civil Rights Movement.” It was Dylan’s first time playing at the...

White House, Congress projects record deficits

Liz De La Torre

August 25, 2009


Filed under Global News

WASHINGTON – The federal government faces exploding deficits and mounting debt over the next decade, White House and congressional budget officials projected Tuesday in competing but similar economic forecasts. Both the White House Office of Management and Budget and the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office pr...

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