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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Marriage Equality in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Marriage/Family,Sex Issues,Supreme Court/courts,Virginia Issues

Executive Order 30 of 2014 declares that same sex marriage is now legal in Virginia and directs all Virginia state agencies to make the necessary policy changes to comply with the Supreme Court decision not to review lower court decisions.  From the Office of the Governor


Military Health System Review: Final Report to the Secretary of Defense

Categories: Defense/Military,Headlines,Health/Medical

Results of a review ordered by the Secretary of Defense which finds that the MHS provides quality care that is comparable to that in the civilian sector but that some areas are below national benchmarks.  From the Department of Defense


FCC Eliminates Sports Blackout Rules

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Telecommunications/Internet


News release which explains rationale for order which eliminates government regulation that prohibits cable and satellite operators from airing any sports event that had been blacked out on a local broadcast station because of inadequate ticket sales.  From the Federal Communications Commission


Mid-Career Outcomes of Graduates of Virginia Institutions of Higher Education

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Provides data on wage outcomes out to twenty years past graduation by degree and discipline of study.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia


Remarks by President Obama in Address to the United Nations General Assembly

Categories: Headlines,Terrorism,United Nations

Delivered on September 24, 2014 with a focus on the need for international order and an end to violent extremism.  From the White House


New Modeling Tool for Response to Ebola Virus Disease

Categories: Africa,Headlines,Health/Medical,Statistics

Agency fact sheet which announces the development of a dynamic modeling tool called Ebola Response that allows for estimations of projected cases of the disease in West Africa—between 550,000 and 1.4 million cases by January 2015.   From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


National Strategy for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Categories: Headlines,Health/Medical,Science/Technology

Identifies priorities and coordinates investments to prevent, detect, and control outbreaks of resistant pathogens such as MRSA and Clostridium difficile.  Outlines 5 goals for action by the federal government.  From the White House


Report to the President on Combating Antibiotic Resistance

Categories: Headlines,Health/Medical,Science/Technology

Recommends measures to strengthen antibiotic stewardship, increase surveillance, and promote the development of new drugs, diagnostics, and vaccines to combat the crisis of increasing antibiotic resistance of bacteria.  From the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology


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