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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States, 1914, Supplement, The World War

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History,Laws/Regulations

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1914Supp

Part of a subseries on the First World War that documents the most important decisions made by the Department of State relating to international law.  Originally compiled in the 1920s, this is the first of the World War I supplement series to be digitized.  From the State Department

 

Comparison of Original and Revised Student Financial Aid Estimates for 2007-08

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2014/2014179.pdf

Covers original and revised estimates of percentages of students who received selected types of financial aid and the average amount they received. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Big Data and Consumer Privacy in the Internet Economy: Request for Public Comment

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Laws/Regulations,Privacy,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.ntia.doc.gov/files/ntia/publications/big_data_rfc.pdf

Seeks comment from commercial, academic, and public interest sectors on how big data developments affect the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights.  From the National Telecommunications and Information Administration

 

Highlights of Annual 2013 Characteristics of New Housing

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/construction/chars/highlights.html

A statistical snapshot of new single-family homes and multifamily units completed.  From the Census Bureau

 

Freight Facts and Figures 2013

Categories: Business/Economics,Energy,Environment,Statistics,Transportation

http://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/freight/freight_analysis/nat_freight_stats/docs/13factsfigures/pdfs/fff2013_highres.pdf

Statistics on the volume and value of freight flows in the U.S., the physical network over which freight moves, the industry that carries freight, and the safety, energy, and environmental implications of freight transportation.  From the Federal Highway Administration and the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

 

Increasing Tourism to Spur Economic Growth: Progress on the President’s National Travel and Tourism Strategy

Categories: Business/Economics,Presidency,Recreation/Travel

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/travel_and_tourism_progress_report.pdf

Describes the impact of travel and tourism on the U.S. economy and the progress made in implementing the administration’s strategy for increasing travel to and within the U.S.  From the Executive Office of the President

 

Tiananmen at 25 Years

Categories: China,Communism,History,Youth

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB473/

A collection of 25 documents revealing disagreements among Chinese political and military leaders about cracking down on student protesters in Tiananmen Square during the 1989 protests.   Obtained from the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency and released under the Freedom of Information Act.  From the National Security Archive.

 

The School Discipline Consensus Report

Categories: African Americans,Disability,Education,Headlines,Hispanics,Sex Issues,Youth

http://csgjusticecenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/The_School_Discipline_Consensus_Report.pdf

Subtitled: Strategies from the Field to Keep Students Engaged in School and Out of the Juvenile Justice System.  Calls for improved methods of school discipline that keep students engaged in classrooms and less use of suspensions. Criticizes the disproportionate number of disciplined students of color, those with disabilities, and youth who identify as gay, bisexual, lesbian or transgender.  From the Council of State Governments Justice Center

 

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