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Items filtered by date: April 2016

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Today the President will designate the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, a site that has been central to the fight for women's equality for over a century, as America's newest national monument. Page Harrington, the site's Executive Director, wrote this message to the White House list to talk about what this designation means for women's history.

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President Barack Obama talks with members of the 2012 Spring White House intern class before a group photo in the East Room of the White House, April 26, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Barack Obama talks with members of the 2012 Spring White House intern class before a group photo in the East Room of the White House, April 26, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

This fall, the Obama Administration will welcome its last class of interns to the White House.

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STEM Diversity The 100 Way

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OGTV & The 100 Black Men of Greater Washington D.C. have joined Forces to Address “What Works”  

Washington, DC 05 April 2016 - OGTV, LLC has recruited the assistance of The 100 Black Men of Greater Washington DC’s (The 100) “STEM The 100 Way” Initiative to help effectively address the “What Works” Project through their auspicious member’s abilities to design and implement avant-garde STEM enrichment and education programs and deliver them to the underserved and under-represented students in the Greater Washington DC area.

 

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In this week's address, the President highlighted two specific steps the Administration took this week to make sure everyone plays by the same rules. First, in order to help more Americans retire with the security they have earned, the Department of Labor finalized a rule that will ensure retirement advisers compete based on the quality of advice they give rather than acting in their own financial interests.

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This week, the President hosted the Nuclear Security Summit, met with the NATO Secretary General, discussed a new administration rule that prevents companies from ducking their tax bill, and traveled back to the University of Chicago to discuss the Constitution and the Supreme Court. That's Friday April 1st to April 7th or,  “Also Known as Lefkós Oíkos."

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This Wednesday the White House will transform for the day into a hands-on showcase of student innovation: robots, prototypes, tools to help us fight climate change and cancer – all researched, built, and designed by the next generation of America's scientists.

On April 13th, President Obama will host his sixth and final White House Science Fair, welcoming more than 100 top science, technology, engineering and math students from across the country to show us how they are going to change the future of America.

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This morning, Dan Johnson -- University of Chicago Law School Class of 2000 -- shared the following reflection on his time as Professor Obama's law student to the White House email list. President Obama is heading back to the University today to discuss the importance of the Supreme Court and why it's so important that Senate Republicans move forward with the Supreme Court nomination process.

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For months now, Americans who have been traveling or reading news reports have heard about the risk posed by the Zika virus, particularly those posed to pregnant women. In early January, President Obama convened his top advisors to formulate a proactive response to this epidemic -- including working closely with state and local elected officials, non-profits, health experts, and disease experts -- to contain and prevent the spread of the virus.

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