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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Bankruptcy and Student Loans

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Income/Poverty,Youth

https://www.everycrsreport.com/files/20180222_R45113_260f7e659232d45a2168911d6025ca02f9df0e72.pdf

Examines the concept of “undue hardship” as a legal term involving required payment of student loan debt. According to court interpretations the debtor must prove three things to qualify for exemption from repayment.  The report provides a comprehensive overview of the various legal issues related to whether a debtor may discharge a student loan via bankruptcy.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by EveryCRSReport.com

 

Armed Conflict in Syria: Overview and U.S. Response

Categories: Defense/Military,Foreign Affairs,Russia,Syria

https://www.everycrsreport.com/files/20180216_RL33487_8e52addd9e209aa4938d5fa6f79c7548a747a066.pdf

Examines the conflict, now in its 7th year, after the capture of Raqqah and the defeat of the Islamic State and presents objectives for the near future including duration of the U.S. military presence, effectiveness of cooperation with Russia, and planning for a political settlement.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by EveryCRSReport.com

 

Federally Funded R&D Centers Continue Increase to $19.2 Billion in R&D Spending in FY 2016

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2018/nsf18301/nsf18301.pdf

Provides information on research and development spending at the 42 federally funded centers in the U.S. including total spending, sources of funding, and expenditures at specific centers.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering, Fall 2016

Categories: Education-Higher,Health/Medical,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics,Women

https://ncsesdata.nsf.gov/gradpostdoc/2016/

Includes 55 data tables on graduate students in STEM fields by field and gender.  Also includes tables on enrollment by state and institution, on citizenship, ethnicity and race, and on institutional rankings.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Patient Safety and Adverse Events, 2011 and 2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb237-Patient-Safety-Adverse-Events-2011-2014.pdf

Reports on progress made since a 1999 report by the Institute of Medicine that 44,000 to 98,000 Americans die each year as a result of medical errors resulting from systemic problems.  Reports that hospitals in 34 states  showed declines in patient adverse events from 2011 to 2014 with one exception.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Release of Foreign Relations Volumes

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History

https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2018/03/278975.htm

Press release which announces the release of digitized volumes of the Foreign Relations of the U.S. spanning the years 1888 – 1899 covering events that took place between 1886 and 1889.  From the Office of the Historian of the Department of State

 

Art and Culture Grow for Fourth Straight Year

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Business/Economics,Statistics

https://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/general/acpsa/2018/_pdf/acpsa0318.pdf

Arts and cultural economic activity nationwide increased an inflation-adjusted 4.9% in 2015.  Arts and cultural activity accounted for 4.2% of U.S. gross domestic product or $763.6 billion.  Offers detailed information by state and type of arts activity.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

Blacks in the Labor Force

Categories: African Americans,Labor/Employment,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2018/blacks-in-the-labor-force/pdf/blacks-in-the-labor-force.pdf

Presents historical data and projections on African Americans in the U.S. labor force.  Offers statistics back to 1970s and projections to 2026.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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