Nov 5, 2014
Blueprint for new IITs and NITs likely to roll out today
read more...
AUSIB promotes High Profile Higher Education Events, Business Events, Trade and Investments between The United States and India
Oct 28, 2014
India Projected to Become Third-biggest Aviation Market by 2031
read more...
AUSIB promotes High Profile Higher Education Events, Business Events, Trade and Investments between The United States and India
Oct 8, 2014
IMF issues warning on slower economic growth in 2014 and 2015
read more...
AUSIB promotes High Profile Higher Education Events, Business Events, Trade and Investments between The United States and India
Oct 8, 2014
USINPAC releases #US-#India ‘Business Barometer’
read more...
AUSIB promotes High Profile Higher Education Events, Business Events, Trade and Investments between The United States and India
Oct 8, 2014
More than half of U.S. unlikely to do business in India: study
read more...
AUSIB promotes High Profile Higher Education Events, Business Events, Trade and Investments between The United States and India
Oct 8, 2014
More than half of US unlikely to do business in India: Reports
read more...
AUSIB promotes High Profile Higher Education Events, Business Events, Trade and Investments between The United States and India
Oct 8, 2014
US lawmakers forge ahead to set US-India relations on new course
read more...
AUSIB promotes High Profile Higher Education Events, Business Events, Trade and Investments between The United States and India
Oct 6, 2014
New MoU to be signed between India and the USA gets nod from the Indian Cabinet
read more...
AUSIB promotes High Profile Higher Education Events, Business Events, Trade and Investments between The United States and India
Sep 30, 2014
India set to become a founding partner in the Thirty Meter Telescope Project in Pacific Ocean
read more...
AUSIB promotes High Profile Higher Education Events, Business Events, Trade and Investments between The United States and India
Sep 30, 2014
Global Initiative of Academic Networks approved by the Indian HRD Ministry
read more...
AUSIB promotes High Profile Higher Education Events, Business Events, Trade and Investments between The United States and India
Sep 23, 2014
Narendra Modi will build new IIT in Goa aided by US institutions
read more...
AUSIB promotes High Profile Higher Education Events, Business Events, Trade and Investments between The United States and India
Aug 28, 2014
Turning Point in Bilateral Relations: US Medical Delegation to India arrives
read more...
AUSIB promotes High Profile Higher Education Events, Business Events, Trade and Investments between The United States and India
Aug 26, 2014
Indian American author Nina McConigley wins PEN Open Book Award
read more...
AUSIB promotes High Profile Higher Education Events, Business Events, Trade and Investments between The United States and India
Aug 26, 2014
Indian-American educator Pradeep Khosla to help India with hospital management
read more...
AUSIB promotes High Profile Higher Education Events, Business Events, Trade and Investments between The United States and India
Aug 26, 2014
India-US natural partners: US diplomat
read more...
AUSIB promotes High Profile Higher Education Events, Business Events, Trade and Investments between The United States and India
View All

U.S. Department of Education visits A&T

Source : The A&T REGISTER
April 16, 2012

 The future of higher education has been a topic of heavy conversation and concern, especially when it comes to the ever rising costs to obtain a degree.  To combat the issue and provide signs of hope and progress, visitors from the U.S. Department of Education visited campus on Monday equipped with information and ready to answers the questions of the student body.

 

“College should be for everyone who wants the opportunity.”

 

Those words began the presentation from Martha Kanter, under secretary from the department of education entitled “An America Built to Last”.  Topics ranged from President Barack Obama’s early vision on higher education to the current plan that is laid out in “Education Blueprint: An Economy Built to Last.”  The state of education today was also brought up as well as the severe importance of higher education and how it’s value trumps that of a high school diploma or GED. 

 

The White House’s goal, ultimately, is to increase college enrollment by 50 percent, a plan which would require landmark investments, training and support of high quality educators, the promotion of research, and shared responsibility between the states. 

 

John Wilson, executive director for the white house Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, took to the podium next.  He stressed the need to make seeking college education more affordable.  His points also included America’s need for a more competitive edge as the country hasn’t been the world leader in education since 1995.  To reach the White House’s intended goal in the year 2020, America would have to produce 8 million more college graduates.  Two million of that total would have to be African Americans with 167,000 coming from HBCUs.  That math totals to 57,000 graduates per year from the nations black institutions and would require N.C. A&T to produce an additional 131 graduates per year. 

 

Wilson also made an effort to shed light on the high demand for science, technology, engineering, and math [STEM] majors. After Wilson’s presentation, the floor was opened for audience questions. Darrian Bost was one of a handful of students who took advantage of the opportunity.

 

“I wanted to ask about what could be done to assist students who are in need but are deemed ineligible for federal assistance based off parental income,” said the junior chemistry major from Indianapolis.  “I feel like middle class students are in just as much of need for financial support as students from low income/poor families.”

 

Vice President of Internal Affairs-elect Canisha Turner saw the importance of need for such an event here on the campus.

 

 “I thought it was very informative for our students.  I believe that as long as institutions continue to provide a quality education, then this nation will be able to ascend to number 1 in the world by the year 2020.”


  • AUSIB joins Nagpur First as Supporting Partners for Annual Global Nagpur Summit 2015
    read more...
  • Events and Delegations between India and The United States
  • Edwin Burkett
  • James mancuso
  • Gerald V quinnan
  • Mark evans
  • Rahul jindal
  • Rahul jindal
^ Back to Top