Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

2010-2011 Tuition and Fees at Virginia’s State-Supported Colleges and Universities

Categories: Education-Higher,Headlines,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://www.schev.edu/Reportstats/2010-11Tuition&FeesReport.pdf?from=

Reports that tuition and mandatory fees will increase by an average 10.6% for Virginia’s colleges and universities in FY2011.  Covers Board-approved tuition and fee increases at institutions for 2011, tuition and fee trends in Virginia over the past 25 years, cost-sharing between state and students, and national tuition trends.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

Denial of Petitions for Reconsideration of the Endangerment and Cause or Contribute Findings for Greenhouse Gases ….

Categories: Climate Change,Environment

http://epa.gov/climatechange/endangerment/petitions.html

Covers the denial of petitions challenging the validity of climate science and reaffirms earlier agency determinations that scientific evidence shows that climate change is occurring and that humans are contributing to it.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

The QDR in Perspective: Meeting America’s National Security Needs in the 21st Century

Categories: Defense/Military,Foreign Affairs

http://www.usip.org/files/qdr/qdrreport.pdf

Reviews the recent Quadrennial Defense Review as an example of how the project has changed from unconstrained, long-term thinking to bureaucratic routine.  Also proposes an alternative force structure with emphasis on increasing the size of the Navy.  From the United States Institute of Peace

Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals, Great Britain, 2009

Categories: Animals/Wildlife,Great Britain,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://rds.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs10/spanimals09.pdf

Annual report on the procedures performed on living animals for experimental or other scientific purposes.  House of Commons Paper HC 317, 2010

State of the Countryside 2010

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Environment,Great Britain

http://ruralcommunities.gov.uk/files/sotc/sotc2010.pdf

Describes demographic, social, economic, and environmental conditions in rural England.  From the Commission for Rural Communities

Army Health Promotion, Risk Reduction, and Suicide Prevention Report

Categories: Births/Deaths,Defense/Military,Mental Health

http://www.army.mil/-news/2010/07/28/42934-army-health-promotion-risk-reduction-and-suicide-prevention-report/

Press release summarizing and announcing the availability of the Army’s report on the importance of recognizing and reducing high risk behavior related to suicide.  Also attempts to reduce the stigma associated with behavioral health and treatment.  Provides link to full text of document.  From the U.S. Army

State of the Climate in 2009

Categories: Arctic/Antarctic,Climate Change,Statistics,Weather/Disasters

http://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/cmb/bams-sotc/climate-assessment-2009-lo-rez.pdf

Highlights the climate conditions that characterized 2009 including notable extreme events.  Contains sections on temperatures, oceans, tropics, the Arctic, the Antarctic, and regional climates.  From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Annual Report on the Federal Work Force: Fiscal Year 2009

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Govt Personnel,Statistics

http://www.eeoc.gov/federal/reports/fsp2009/upload/FY-2009-Annual-Report.pdf

Presents the annual statistical report on the composition and characteristics of the 2.8 million federal government workers.  From the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission