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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Virginia Higher Education Budget Amendment Recommendations

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Prices/Inflation,Virginia Issues

http://www.schev.edu/docs/default-source/Reports-and-Studies/2016-reports/201618budgetrecommendations.pdf?sfvrsn=0

Presents budget amendment recommendations from the Council of Higher Education to the General Assembly for the 2017 legislative session.  From the State Council of Higher Education

 

Policy Considerations for a Student Loan Refinancing Authority

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Prices/Inflation,Virginia Issues

http://www.schev.edu/docs/default-source/Reports-and-Studies/2016-reports/student-loan-refinance-review-11-1-2016.pdf?sfvrsn=4’

Reviews various means by which the state of Virginia could be involved in student loan refinancing.  Presents loan refinancing models used in other states and a list of issues to consider by members of the legislature. From the State Council of Higher Education

 

Alternative Tuition or Fee Structures

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Prices/Inflation,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD4472016/$file/RD447.pdf

Discusses the financial incentives and benefits that might be offered to public colleges and universities for providing innovative tuition or fee strategies to in-state first-time full-time incoming freshmen to lower costs of attendance.  From the State Council of Higher Education

 

The Virginia Report 2016

Categories: Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD4362016/$file/RD436.pdf

Annual report on how Virginia is doing, including an assessment of progress in areas relating to quality of life, progress toward long-term goals, and quality of government services and operations.  From the Council on Virginia’s Future

 

Strategy for Countering Violent Extremism

Categories: Crime/Justice,Federal State Relations,Homeland Security,Privacy,Terrorism

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/16_1028_S1_CVE_strategy.pdf

Calls for linking federal and local efforts in opposing violent extremism around four major goals.  From the Department of Homeland Security

 

The Rise and Stall of the Islamic State in Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Arab,Terrorism

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR395-The-Rise-and-Stall-of-the-Islamic-State-in-Afghanistan.pdf

Describes the rise of an Islamic State enclave in eastern Afghanistan and its problems in trying to align with the Taliban and other jihadists from various parts of Asia. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Campus Crime Final Program Review Determination [Penn State University]

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education-Higher,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/sites/default/files/fsawg/datacenter/cleryact/pennstate/PSCFPRD10327991.pdf

Presents final conclusions of the federal investigation into Penn State’s compliance with the Jeanne Cleary Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.  The investigation relates to the child sexual abuse committed by a former assistant football coach at the university. A $2.3 million fine was levied against the university.  From the U.S. Department of Education

 

Investigation of the First Seven Reported Cases of Candida Auris, a Globally Emerging Invasive, Multidrug-Resistant Fungus—United States, May 2013-August 2016

Categories: Health/Medical

https://www.cdc.gov/media/pdf/releases/2016/p1104-candida-auris-mm6544e1-ebook.pdf

Describes the emergence, characteristics, and treatment for C. auris.  From MMWR: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 11/4/16 of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

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