MMWR Reports on Ebola

Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Reports “… is the agency’s [CDC] primary vehicle for scientific publication of timely, reliable, authoritative, accurate, objective, and useful public health information and recommendations.” (About MMWR) It has been reporting on Ebola since 1989; you can read them here.

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Lack of Women in Leadership Positions in Fortune 1000 Companies

If the proportion of women in Congress is pitifully low, then the absence of women CEOs is pathetic. According to Catalyst, women hold only a little over 5% of CEO positions. The list is arranged by the size of the company with a link to company-supplied biographies. These readings can inform the conversation: Women CEOs: Why So Few (HBR); Lack of female CEOs: Not just problem for women (CNN);Why Most Women Will Never Become CEO (Forbes); Advancing Women in Business Leadership (George Washington University); Women on Boards (Lord Davies Commission, UK); and The Glass Precipice (The Economist).

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Women in Legislatures Around the World

Did you know that out of 189 countries surveyed by the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the United States is tied at 85 with San Marino for the percentage of women that serve in Congress? We are beaten by Burkina Faso, Moldova, and Slovakia, among others. You can also find the data arranged by region and world statistics as well as by parliamentary assemblies; additional material back to 1997 is also online. More in-depth treatment of both current and past Congresswomen can be found at Women in Congress from the House of Representatives; statistical information can be found in this 2014 CRS report – Women in the United States Congress: Historical Overview, Tables, and Discussion.

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NJCU Is Part of the 12th ACE Internationalization Cohort

NJCU and twelve other institutions are part of a two-year program examining the internationalization activities/efforts on each campus. It is called the ACE Internationalization Laboratory; additional information is available courtesy of PR Newswire.

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“Fast Facts” from National Center for Education Statistics

NCES publishes a plethora of data on a wide variety of educational topics. Fast Facts allows you immediate access to information without having to plow through seemingly endless reports and documents. The data are arranged around broad categories such as assessments and postsecondary education and provide a current overview, usually in a graphic form and supplement the information with direct links to relevant tables and figures. For example, the entry on bullying presents a bar graph on selected bullying problems taken from the Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2013 and then lists various links to specific additional resources.  For an easy way to find germane statistics and links to other sources, this is a place to come to.

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CRS Reports on ISIS

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New Jersey Assembly Passes Seven Bills Aimed at Higher Education

Originally, a suite of twenty bills was being considered; seven were just voted out. They are: A668 – requiring colleges to present information on college costs and debt of graduating students; A2801 – stipulating that only 120 credits needed for a bachelor’s degree; A2802 – mandating a reverse transfer agreement in which up to thirty credits earned toward a bachelor’s degree can be used toward the completion of an associate’s degree; A2805 – establishing common course numbering system; A2807 – prohibiting an increase in fees and tuition for nine semesters after initial enrollment; A2814 –  revoking a for-profit’s license if it fails to graduate 75% of a class within six years of its starting; and A2815 – submitting an annual report on an institution’s debt.

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