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Dr. Jill Biden to Deliver Commencement at Community College Where She Teaches PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 25 April 2016 06:02

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Vice President Joe Biden's wife, Dr. Jill Biden, will deliver the commencement address to graduates of Northern Virginia Community College on May 14.

Dr. Biden has been a full-time English professor at Northern Virginia Community College since 2009.

This will be the seventh time Dr. Biden has delivered a commencement address at a community college.

In 2015, Dr. Biden delivered the commencement address at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 April 2016 06:02
President Obama Addresses Death of Musician Prince PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 22 April 2016 06:19

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Upon learning of the death of musician Prince, President Obama released the following statement:

"Today, the world lost a creative icon. Michelle and I join millions of fans from around the world in mourning the sudden death of Prince. Few artists have influenced the sound and trajectory of popular music more distinctly, or touched quite so many people with their talent. As one of the most gifted and prolific musicians of our time, Prince did it all. Funk. R&B. Rock and roll. He was a virtuoso instrumentalist, a brilliant bandleader, and an electrifying performer.

“A strong spirit transcends rules,” Prince once said -- and nobody's spirit was stronger, bolder, or more creative. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, his band, and all who loved him.‎"

Prince was found dead at Minnesota home on Thursday. He was 57.

President Obama Proclaims National Parks Week, April 16 Thru 24, 2016 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 18 April 2016 05:51

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - President Obama has declared April 16 thru 24, 2016 as National Parks Week with the theme of "Find Your Park."

In a statement posted to whitehouse.gov., the president stated:

"Through the "Find Your Park" campaign, we are helping more people visit public lands and landmarks -- from State and local parks that capture our Nation's natural beauty to historical sites that offer unparalleled perspectives into our past. Whether breathtaking sceneries or rushing bodies of water, our National Parks have something for everyone -- young and old -- and I am committed to helping all Americans discover the outdoors and interact with our unique and magical landscapes."

The entire statement is available at whitehouse.gov.

GAO: Multiple Challenges in Building and Maintaining Biodefense and Biosurveillance PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 15 April 2016 05:48

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - As concerns heighten over the possibility of bioterrorism or an infectious disease outbreak, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report that concludes there are multiple challenges to maintaining a defense with myriad levels of government and private sector players.

"The biodefense enterprise is fragmented and does not have strategic oversight to promote efficiency and accountability. Specifically, the biodefense enterprise lacks institutionalized leadership enterprise-wide to provide strategic oversight and coordination," reads the highlight of the report posted to the GAO website.

"In 2011, GAO reported, there are more than two dozen presidentially appointed individuals with biodefense responsibilities and numerous federal agencies with mission responsibilities for supporting biodefense activities, but no individual or entity with responsibility for overseeing the entire biodefense enterprise."

The full report can be found at gao.gov.


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