Tagged with White House

To Prevent Sexual Assault, White House Issues Challenge: Build an App

The Obama administration’s latest effort to stem sexual abuse on college campuses borrows heavily from the onetime iPhone slogan: “there’s an app for that.” Or, there should be, say executives. Today the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, with the Department of Health and Human Services, announced a contest to develop a smartphone app to … Continue reading

White House Panel Calls for ‘Reinvesting’ in Arts Education

A presidential advisory panel today issued a report that makes the case for expanding access to arts education in schools, arguing that the arts hold great potential to bolster student engagement and academic achievement. At the same time, the report laments that, if anything, the current trend is toward the erosion of the arts on … Continue reading

Adjunct Faculty Members Feel Left Out of White House's Community-College Summit

According to a white paper on Part-Time Faculty at California Community Colleges, Assembly member Mary Hayashi points out that “the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Report on Staffing for Fall 2006 documented that there were 18,196 tenured/tenure faculty and 39,982 part-time faculty at community colleges.” Days before the first-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges … Continue reading