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The Obama years

Photo Credit: Pete Souza/ White House Press Office

Molly Sullivan

January 25, 2017

President Barack Obama made history when he became the first African-American president in 2009. In his two terms, he led the country through international conflicts and domestic unrest. He also instituted reforms in the federal government’s approach to climate change, foreign policy and civil rights. 1....

Obama proposes plan to make community college free

Sophomore criminal justice major Nick Delariva has received help with paying for college through federal financial aid programs. He said it is unlikely he would be able to go to school without the assistance. Photo credit: Michael Mcclurg

Michael Mcclurg

February 2, 2015

President Barack Obama rolled out a bold proposal during his State of the Union address: make the first two years of community college completely free. To be eligible for the program, called America's College Promise, students would need to be a part-time or full-time student, have at least a 2.5...

Farm bill passes the Senate

Jennifer Ryder Fox, college of agriculture dean.

Madison Holmes

February 5, 2014

The five-year farm bill authorizes $1 trillion in spending on farm subsidies and nutrition programs. The faculty in the College of Agriculture will be eligible for up to $4 million of grant funding from the United States Department of Agriculture, wrote Jennifer Ryder Fox, dean of the College of Agriculture, in an em...

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