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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Mid-Career Outcomes of Graduates of Virginia Institutions of Higher Education

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://www.schev.edu/reportstats/2014Mid-careerwageoutcomes.pdf?from=

Provides data on wage outcomes out to twenty years past graduation by degree and discipline of study.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

 

Geographic Variation in Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations for Acute and Chronic Conditions, 2005-2011

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb178-Preventable-Hospitalizations-by-Region.pdf

Finds that the South had a 17% higher rate of potentially preventable hospitalizations than the overall national rate in 2005, but the rate had declined to 10.5% higher than the national rate by 2011.   From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Presidential Proclamation: Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument Expansion

Categories: Environment,Natural Resources,Presidency

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/09/25/presidential-proclamation-pacific-remote-islands-marine-national-monumen

Designates a wide area of the Pacific Ocean for the largest marine preserve in the world to protect the area from drilling and most fishing.  From the White House

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume E-9, Part 1: Documents on North Africa, 1973-1976

Categories: Africa,Foreign Affairs,History

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1969-76ve09p1

On the efforts of the Nixon and Ford administrations to re-establish diplomatic relations with Algeria, provide support to moderate Arab allies Morocco and Tunisia, and try to manage relations with Libya’s Mu’ammar Qadhafi.  From the State Department

 

International Comparisons of Infant Mortality and Related Factors: United States and Europe: 2010

Categories: Births/Deaths,European Union,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr63/nvsr63_05.pdf

Investigates the reasons for the U.S.’s high infant mortality rate when compared with European countries.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

A Study of Active Shooter Incidents in the United States Between 2000 and 2013

Categories: Crime/Justice,Guns,Statistics

http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2014/september/fbi-releases-study-on-active-shooter-incidents/pdfs/a-study-of-active-shooter-incidents-in-the-u.s.-between-2000-and-2013

Examines 160 active shooter incidents in the U.S. to provide federal, state, and local law enforcement with data to better understand how to respond and recover from these events.  From the Federal Bureau of Investigation

 

Treasury Significantly Loosened Executive Pay Limits Resulting in Excessive Pay for Top 25 Employees at GM and Ally (GMAC) When the Companies Were not Repaying TARP in Full …

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt/Business Scandals,Income/Poverty,Taxes

http://www.sigtarp.gov/Audit%20Reports/SIGTARP_Special_Master_Report.pdf

Investigation that revealed GM and Ally top executives received the benefits of loosened pay restrictions contrary to the president’s pay reform plan for executives whose companies were slow in repaying TARP loans.  From the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program

 

Social Media and Political Activities: Guidance for Members of the Armed Forces

Categories: Defense/Military,Elections/Campaigns,Religion/Ethics

http://www.dod.mil/dodgc/defense_ethics/resource_library/faqs_political_activities_armed_forces.pdf

Brief treatment of what active duty military members may and may not do in the political arena.  From the Defense Department

 

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