Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Governor McAuliffe Announces Appointments to Virginia College and University Boards of Visitors

Categories: Education-Higher,Virginia Issues


Latest round of appointments includes three new members and one reappointment to the College of William and Mary Board.   From the Governor’s Office


Enrollment in Distance Education Courses, by State: Fall 2012

Categories: Education,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

These web tables provide a current profile of enrollment in distance education courses across states and in various types of institutions.  This first-time collection of data is intended to serve as a baseline for tracking future trends in MOOCs and other distance education initiatives. From the National Center for Education Statistics


Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule

Categories: Energy,Environment,Headlines,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology

Includes text of the proposed regulation, regulatory impact analysis and a series of fact sheets.  From the Environmental Protection Agency


Carbon Pollution Standards

Categories: Energy,Environment,Headlines,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology

Information about the federal proposed regulation for reducing carbon pollution from existing U.S. power plants.  From the Environmental Protection Agency


Department of Energy: Audit Report: Public Dissemination of Research Results

Categories: Govt Information,Science/Technology

Consults that department-funded science and energy results, upon which $11 billion is spent annually, were not always properly disseminated to the public and that recipients of financial assistance had not always submitted final technical reports to the Office of Scientific and Technical Information.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Energy


MERS in the Arabian Peninsula

Categories: Asia,Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical

Describes current threat posed by Middle East Respiratory Syndrome for travelers and what they can do to prevent exposure.  Also provides links to more current information. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention