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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Enrollment and Employees in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2016; and Financial Statistics and Academic Libraries, Fiscal Year 2016: First Look

Categories: Education-Higher,Libraries/Museums,Statistics

Includes data on race/ethnicity and gender of students, attendance status, student level, distance education, institutional revenues and expenditures, staff by race/ethnicity and gender, and library collections, expenditures, and services.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Prisoners in 2016

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

Final counts of prisoners in state and federal institutions at year-end 2016 including admissions, releases, noncitizen inmates, inmates under age 18, demographic characteristics, offenses, and prisoner capacity.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Idaho is Nation’s Fastest-Growing State

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

Press release which provides three lists: the ten most populous states, the Top Ten states in numeric growth over the past year, and the Top Ten states in percentage of growth over the past year.  From the Census Bureau


Census Bureau Projects U.S. and World Populations on New Year’s Day

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

U.S. population is estimated at 326, 971,407 as of New Year’s Day, 2018.  World population figure is 7,444,443,881.  From the Census Bureau


Characteristics and Outcomes of Undergraduates with Disabilities

Categories: Disability,Education-Higher,Statistics

Covers demographic and background characteristics of students with disabilities, enrollment and academic characteristics, and postsecondary outcomes.  Also covers their preparation for postsecondary education.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Governor McAuliffe and Governor-Elect Ralph Northam Propose Joint Legislative Priorities

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Environment,Guns,Headlines,Health Insurance,Medicare/Medicaid,Virginia Issues

Press release which outlines major priorities for the current and future Democratic leaders including expansion of Medicaid, universal background checks for gun purchases, reform of the absentee voting process, joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, and preventing the personal use of campaign contributions.  From the Office of the Governor


Oil and Gas: Hydraulic Fracturing on Federal and Indian Lands: Rescission of a 2015 Rule

Categories: Energy,Environment,Geology/Mining,Laws/Regulations

Final rule that rescinds an Obama Administration rule that would have set environmental limitations on hydraulic fracking on public lands.  The rescinded rules would have strengthened well construction and wastewater management standards and required disclosure of chemicals in fracking fluids.  From the Bureau of Land Management of the Department of the Interior


Association Health Plans

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations

Proposed rules that would allow small businesses to develop alternative health insurance plans that would bypass some of the protections in the Affordable Care Act.  They would not be required to include a core set of 10 essential benefits mandated by the ACA.  From the Employee Benefits Security Administration of the Labor Department


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