Skip to Content

You are here

Blogs

Get Off the Sidelines: It's On Us

Thu, 2014-11-13 11:53

It's estimated that one in five women is sexually assaulted while she's in college. It most often occurs in her freshman or sophomore year, by someone she knows.
And it's on every one of us to stop that trend.
Our responsibility is to get off of the sidelines. Don't just be a bystander: Intervene when you see someone who might be at risk.
That's what the new It's On Us message -- narrated by actor Jon Hamm -- is all about. Watch the video, then take the pledge to help prevent campus sexual assault.

Read More

Letters to the President: The Dicksons and the Affordable Care Act

Thu, 2014-11-13 10:52

Every day, thousands of Americans write President Obama about the issues that matter most to them -- and my job is to help sort through them. This post is the first in a series that will help highlight the stories of Americans who have written the President about the Affordable Care Act and what it means to them. Starting November 15, you can visit HealthCare.gov to shop for and enroll in a plan that works for you.

Read More

President Obama Wraps Up Visit to China, Heads to Burma for Second Leg of His Trip

Wed, 2014-11-12 19:48

President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping of China hold a press conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Nov. 12, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

Read More

An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Accessing Census Bureau Statistics

Wed, 2014-11-12 16:58

If you are thinking of
starting a new business, one of the first things you need is information to
understand market conditions. Entrepreneurs rely on American Community Survey
and Economic Census data to understand local markets, the local workforce,
commuting patterns and economic activity in prospective new locations to make
investment decisions that create jobs and grow the economy. 

Read More

Letters to the President: Kristy and the Affordable Care Act

Wed, 2014-11-12 16:34

Every day, thousands of Americans write the President about the issues that matter most to them -- and my job is to help sort through them. This post is part of a series that will help highlight the stories of Americans who have written the President about the Affordable Care Act and what it means to them. Starting November 15, you can visit HealthCare.gov to shop for and enroll in a plan that works for you.

Read More

White House Student Film Festival: The Sequel!

Wed, 2014-11-12 16:31

Nearly 50 years ago, the American Film Institute (AFI) was born in the White House Rose Garden. Standing just outside the Oval Office, President Lyndon Johnson spoke to the need to bring together “leading artists of the film industry, outstanding educators, and young men and women who wish to pursue the 20th century art form as their life's work.”

Read More

You Can Check Out Health Care Plans and Prices for 2015 Right Now

Wed, 2014-11-12 15:06

The season approaches. Not just the holiday season -- it’s time to get ready for open enrollment season, too! What is open enrollment? Beginning on November 15, you will have 92 days to shop for health care insurance and find the coverage that best suits your needs. If you want to be covered in 2015, you must sign up between November 15 and February 15. 

Read More

Senator Bill Frist: To Beat Ebola, We Must Keep Our Eye on the Ball

Wed, 2014-11-12 14:37

Ed. Note: The following excerpts are from an op-ed for Fox News written by Senator William "Bill" H. Frist, M.D., an American physician, businessman, and former Republican Senator from Tennessee who served as the Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate. You can read the full op-ed here. 

Read More

Connecting Minority Serving Institutions with Research and Entrepreneurship Opportunities

Wed, 2014-11-12 14:30

Earlier this month, the National Institute of Standards and
Technology (NIST) and the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) hosted a
special event for minority serving institutions to foster collaborations that
could increase minority participation in scientific research and
entrepreneurship. Representatives from large and small colleges and
universities across the country gathered to learn about NIST’s national research
priorities and about “lab-to-market” opportunities from both NIST and the MBDA.

Read More

Commerce Secretary Pritzker Announces Four U.S. Organizations Honored With 2014 Baldrige National Quality Award

Wed, 2014-11-12 13:52

U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker today announced that four U.S. organizations are recipients of the 2014 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest Presidential honor for performance excellence through innovation, improvement and visionary leadership. The 2014 Baldrige Award recipients—listed with their category—are:PricewaterhouseCoopers Public Sector Practice, McLean, Va. (service)Hill Country Memorial, Fredericksburg, Texas (health care)St. David’s HealthCare, Austin, Texas (health care)Elevations Credit Union, Boulder, Colo.

Read More

Pages