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Earl Gregg Swem Library

In the Matter of Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet

Categories: Education-Higher,Laws/Regulations,Libraries/Museums,Telecommunications/Internet

Comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission by a coalition of library and educational organizations relating to the issue of so-called net neutrality. The coalition takes exception to an FCC proposed rulemaking which provides for different levels of service and pricing.  From the Federal Communications Commission


NIH System to Monitor Emerging Drug Trends

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Education-Higher,Health/Medical,Telecommunications/Internet

Agency press release about the creation of a National Drug Early Warning System, funded by the National Institutes of Health at the University of Maryland and targeted at social media sites, to monitor emerging trends that will  help health experts respond quickly to outbreaks of illicit drugs.  From the National Institutes of Health


Biennial VA529 Status Report

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Virginia Issues

Latest report on the management and status of Virginia’s four college savings programs authorized by Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code.  The VA529 plan is the largest 529 plan in the country with over $50 billion in assets and a 23% share of the national market.  All programs continue to grow but the Prepaid program has experienced a leveling off of growth.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission


Sexual Violence on Campus: How Too Many Institutions of Higher Education are Failing to Protect Students

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education-Higher,Headlines,Sex Issues,Women

A survey of 440 four year colleges and universities which assesses how they report, investigate, and adjudicate sexual violence.  Finds that many institutions are failing to comply with the law and best practices in how they handle sexual violence among students.  From the U.S. Senate Office of Claire McCaskill


Postsecondary Institutions and Cost of Attendance in 2013-14: Degrees and Other Awards Conferred, 2012-13; and 12-Month Enrollment, 2012-13: First Look

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Offers preliminary enrollment and degree data for colleges and universities for the 2012-13 year and cost data for the past year.  Tuition increases at public colleges for in-state students averaged 4% to $7,800 per year and 3% to $17,500 for out-of-state students.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Majority of STEM College Graduates Do Not Work in STEM Occupations

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Science/Technology,Statistics

Press release about new set of occupational tables for college graduates.  Finds that men still dominate the fields of engineering and computer science.  Includes link to statistical tables.  From the Census Bureau


Baccalaureate and Beyond: A First Look at the Employment Experiences and Lives of College Graduates, 4 Years On: First Look

Categories: Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Covers employment outcomes for students who completed their bachelor’s degrees in 2007-08.  Also covers the percentage of time students spent employed, unemployed, and out of the labor market.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2013

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Statistics

Presents the most recent data available on school crime and student safety, covering the 2011-12 school year.  Reports cover incidents of violence and theft, the school environment, and discipline/safety measures.  Also covers campus safety and security.  From the National Center for Education Statistics and the Bureau of Justice Statistics


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