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The Obama years

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...

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

Obama proposes plan to make community college free

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...

Jennifer Ryder Fox, college of agriculture dean.

Farm bill passes the Senate

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...

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