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West Wing Week: 03/13/2015 or, “The Single Most Powerful Word”

Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and beyond.

This week, the President focused on students and college affordability at Benedict College, Georgia Tech, and back at the People's House -- as did Dr. Biden, who met with community college students in Gainesville and Austin. The First Lady hosted a Nowruz celebration, and the First Family marched to mark an important anniversary.

That's March 6 to March 12, or "The Single Most Powerful Word."

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  • The President traveled to Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina for a town hall with students.
  • The President stopped by the Brookland Baptist Church for a surprise visit.


  • The First Family traveled to Selma, Alabama to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery Marches.


  • The President introduced a new initiative called TechHire.
  • Dr. Jill Biden and Under Secretary of Education Dr. Ted Mitchell toured community colleges in Gainesville, Florida and Austin, Texas.
  • The President welcomed European Council President Donald Tusk to the Oval Office.


  • The President presented his Student Aid Bill of Rights to 10,000 students at Georgia Tech.


  • The First Lady hosted Nowruz, the Persian New Year celebration, at the White House.
  • The President spent some time with the finalists of the 2015 Intel Science Talent Search.


  • The President taped an episode of the Jimmy Kimmel show in Los Angeles.