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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Report of the Secretary of the Commonwealth 2014-2015

Categories: Govt Information,Govt Personnel,Virginia Issues$file/RD177.pdf

The annual listing of all elected and appointed officials for the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches of the state government plus independent agencies and gubernatorial documents.  From the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth


Mode Choices of Millennials: How Different? How Enduring?

Categories: Transportation,Virginia Issues

Finds that the workers of the millennial generation, those aged 15-35, have a moderate inclination toward alternative commuting modes such as biking to work, but such patterns are not expected to have a significant effect on future transportation in Hampton Roads.  From the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization


2015-16 Tuition and Fees at Virginia’s State-Supported Colleges and Universities

Categories: Education-Higher,Headlines,Prices/Inflation,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Report and analysis on board-approved tuition and fee increases for the 2015-16 academic year, tuition and fee trends in Virginia over the past 25 years, the cost sharing relationship between students and the state, and trends in tuition increases nationally.  The average increase for tuition and mandatory fees is 7.1% for the 15-16 year.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia


Hampton Roads Congestion Management Process: The State of Transportation in Hampton Roads 2015

Categories: Transportation,Virginia Issues

Details the current status of all facets of the transportation system in the region including air, rail, water, and highways.  Includes commuting characteristics, bridge conditions, costs of congestion, highway funding and more.  Draft status.  From the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization


Community Colleges and the “Completion Agenda”

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

Looks at what is meant by the term “completion agenda,” especially at the community college level, and its significance as an investment in the country’s future. From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia


Shear Wave Velocity and Site Amplification Factors for 25 Strong-Motion Instrument Stations Affected by the M5.8 Mineral, Virginia, Earthquake of August 23, 2011

Categories: Geology/Mining,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Focuses on the measurement of the shear wave velocity of near-surface materials at 25 sites in the Mid-Atlantic region during the 2011 earthquake.  From the U.S. Geological Survey


United States of America v. Robert F. McDonnell

Categories: Crime/Justice,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Supreme Court/courts,Virginia Issues

Decision of a three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit which affirmed the public corruption conviction of former Virginia governor Robert McDonnell.  McDonnell was convicted and sentenced to a two year prison term.  From Justia


Growing the Military Mission in the Commonwealth of Virginia: Executive Summary and Public Report

Categories: Defense/Military,Headlines,Homeland Security,Virginia Issues

Outlines ways that Virginia can help strengthen the military’s national security role while aiding economic activity in the state and avoiding base closures in the near future.   Among the 20 recommendations: creation of a Center of Excellence at William and Mary devoted to a “Whole of Government” approach to national security challenges.  From the Governor’s Commission on Military Installations and Defense Activities.


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