This week, President Obama represented the US at the G-20 in St. Petersburg, addressed the nation on the ongoing crisis in Syria, and honored the 12th anniversary of September 11th at the Pentagon and with a service project. Meanwhile, the Vice President highlighted infrastructure improvements, and the First Lady traveled to Watertown, WI to encourage Americans to drink more water.
Yesterday, President Obama convened a meeting of his Cabinet -- the third of 2013. In talking through the agenda, the President described focusing on the steps necessary to improve education, put people back to work, and tackle some of the budget debates looming in the near future.
President Obama named two dynamic new leaders to head the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Dr. George Cooper will begin this week as the Initiative’s Executive Director, and Dr. Ivory Toldson will serve as Deputy Director.