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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Commonwealth of Virginia FY2010 Reduction Plan

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Virginia Issues

Lays out the strategies to be used to balance the Virginia FY 2010 Budget, including the elimination of 929 positions and one day furloughs for state workers on the Friday before the Memorial Day weekend. William and Mary receives a $6 billion reduction out of the $45 billion FY2010 appropriation. From the Department of Planning and Budget and the Office of the Governor.

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Climate Change,Immigration/Migration,United Nations

Annual report to the General Assembly on the work of the office. Covers the Human Rights Council, Human Rights treaty bodies, and work in various countries and on various topics, including migration and trafficking, climate change and rights, and women’s rights and gender work. From the United Nations.

Baby Names 2008

Categories: Births/Deaths,Great Britain

News release which lists the top names for baby boys and girls in the United Kingdom during 2008. From the Office for National Statistics.

School System Referrals to Substance Abuse Treatment

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

Reports that about 134,000 youth 17 years old or younger were referred for substance abuse treatment for alcohol or drug abuse in 2007. Includes details about substances of abuse, treatment characteristics, and geographic locations. From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Prepared Remarks of President Barack Obama, Back to School Event

Categories: Education

The text of the presidential speech, which generated some pre-delivery controversy, for students at the beginning of the school year. From the White House.

Policy Changes in International Migration

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration

Offers a broad overview of the standard theory of international migration and a brief summary of the major immigration-related policy challenges in legislative debates including how new legislation might affect migratory behavior and the possible effects of increased or decreased migration on other policy issues. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by

Low-Income Women’s Experiences with Food Programs … and Food-Related Hardships

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

This study examines the economic coping strategies of low-income families using data collected in 2006-2009 with 35 low-income women residing in the Detroit metro area. Finds that rising food prices forced cutbacks in purchase of basic foods and almost half reported running out of food sometime during the year. Also discusses the role of the Food Stamp Program, now known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Fast Facts: Back to School Statistics for 2009

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Statistics

Offers estimates of the number of students attending public elementary and secondary schools and the number attending colleges and universities. Also offers related statistics about demographic characteristics of students, expenditures of school districts and more. From the National Center for Education Statistics

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