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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Virginia’s 2013 Gubernatorial Race and Presidential Elections: A Comparison of News Coverage

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Virginia Issues

http://www.coopercenter.org/sites/default/files/publications/Virginia%20News%20Letter%202016%20Vol.%2092%20No%203.pdf

Finds that coverage of the governor’s election was more substantive and issue-based than the presidential election.  Compares the coverage of the 2013 governor’s race and the 2012 presidential election in the pages of the Washington Post and the Richmond Times-Dispatch.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia

 

Governor McAuliffe’s Restoration of Rights Policy

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Virginia Issues

http://commonwealth.virginia.gov/media/6733/restoration-of-rights-policy-memo-82216.pdf

Explains the process that will be followed by the governor in restoring rights to convicted felons who have served their time and reentered society.  Follows the Supreme Court’s ruling that the governor must restore rights individually rather than en masse.  From the Office of the Governor

 

The Trustees of Columbia University … and Graduate Workers of Columbia-GWC, UAW

Categories: Education-Higher,Headlines,Labor Unions,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations

http://apps.nlrb.gov/link/document.aspx/09031d45821c20d4

3-1 ruling by the NLRB that graduate students who assist in teaching or research at private universities are employees and have a right to union representation.  Graduate students at public universities are covered by state labor laws.  From the National Labor Relations Board

 

The Occupied Palestinian Territories: Recent Developments

Categories: Arab,Great Britain,Israel,Middle East Conflict,United Nations

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7689/CBP-7689.pdf

Includes sections on the historical background, the Fatah-Hamas reconciliation, the Israeli military occupation of Gaza, and the status of the territories.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number CBP 7689

 

Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering

Categories: Disability,Education-Higher,Science/Technology,Statistics,Women

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2015/nsf15311/tables.cfm

Updated information on a series of tables including graduate enrollments by S&E fields, degrees awarded by level and field of study, postgraduation plans, and employment. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Fast Facts and Figures about Social Security, 2016

Categories: Disability,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/chartbooks/fast_facts/2016/fast_facts16.pdf

Answers the most frequently asked questions about the Social Security programs and highlights basic program statistics for the retirement, survivors, disability, and Supplemental Security Income programs.  From the Social Security Administration

 

 

Teen Hospital Stays for Childbirth, 2004-2013

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women,Youth

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb208-Teen-Childbirth-Hospital-Stays-Trends.pdf

Presents statistics on hospital stays for childbirth among teens aged 15-19 years from 2004 through 2013.  Compares characteristics and complications of pregnancy among teens with those of older women.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Changes in the Leading Cause of Death: Recent Patterns in Heart Disease and Cancer Mortality

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Spying/Intelligence

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db254.pdf

This report highlights changes in the mortality burden of heart disease and cancer and presents findings by state, race, and Hispanic origin.  In 2000, cancer was the leading cause of death in only 2 states, but in 2014, the number had grown to 22.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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