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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Higher Education: Education Should Strengthen Oversight of Schools and Accreditors

Categories: Education-Higher,Laws/Regulations

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/667690.pdf

Reviews accrediting agency sanctioning of schools for non-compliance with accreditor standards and how likely accreditors are to sanction schools with weaker student outcome or financial characteristics. From the Government Accountability Office

 

The Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and other Global War on Terror Operations Since 9/11

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Headlines,Iraq,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL33110.pdf

Reveals that the U.S. has spent $1.6 trillion on anti-terror military operations since the 9/11 attacks.  Provides detailed tabulations of funding by agency, operation and fiscal year.  Also includes a monthly listing of U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan and Iraq.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Russian Compliance with the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty: Background and Issues for Congress

Categories: Arms Control,Russia,Treaties

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R43832.pdf

Offers background information about the INF Treaty, U.S. concerns about Russian compliance with the treaty, and policy options for Congress in responding to concerns about Russian compliance. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Student Financing of Undergraduate Education: 2011-12

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2015/2015173.pdf

Includes estimates of tuition and fees, price of attendance, and financial aid shown by enrollment and demographic characteristics of students.  From the  National Center for Education Statistics

 

Correctional Populations in the United States, 2013

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/cpus13.pdf

Presents statistics on offenders incarcerated in prisons or local jails and those supervised in the community on probation or parole.  From the  Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Nut Consumption Among U.S. Adults, 2009-2010

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db176.pdf

Examines the percentage of U.S. adults who consumed nuts on a given day (38.2%).  Also covers demographic characteristics of those who consumed nuts, a practice encouraged by the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Prescription Cholesterol-Lowering Medication Use in Adults Aged 40 and Over: United States, 2003-2012

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db177.pdf

Evaluates recent trends in prescription medication use which lowers cholesterol and prevents strokes and coronary heart disease.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Mortality in the United States , 2013

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db178.pdf

Presents final 2013 mortality data on deaths and death rates by demographic and medical characteristics.  Also includes life expectancy estimates, age-adjusted death rates by race and ethnicity and sex, 10 leading causes of death, and 10 leading causes of infant death. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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