Full Text Reports of the Department of Justice’s Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department and Michael Brown’s Death

The full report is here; the DOJ found multiple instances of Fourth Amendment violations. Here is its report on the shooting death of Michael Brown.

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University of Oxford Podcasts

Want to listen to hundreds, if not thousands, of podcasts generated or sponsored by Oxford University? Then this is the place to go; the podcasts are arranged by series, people, or departments and colleges. You can listen to Vanessa Redgrave, a visiting professor, on theatre and politics or Andrew Lambert on the Napoleonic Wars; you can explore what the Faculty of History has to offer or sample the multitudinous offerings of the English Faculty.

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EdTech Reports – February 2015

Upcoming tech trends are discussed in Deloitte’s TMT Predictions 2015: The future in Technology, Media & Telecommunications. Education, Technology and Connectedness from the RAND Corporation “…analyses how the spread of technology and its relationship to education will transform the education and power of citizens, forming a significant societal challenge for the EU in the coming decades.” (abstract)

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Library Hours for 2015 Spring Break

The Library will be open 8:30am – 4:30 pm, Monday, March 9 – Friday, March 13. And we will be closed Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15.

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Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Address to Congress – Live!

The number of people who want to watch this address has overwhelmed C-SPAN; we are viewing via the BBC or The Jerusalem Post.

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An Enumeration of Jobs in New Jersey

Did you know that New Jersey has proportionately more dinkey engine operators than the national average? That registered nurses in New Jersey have an average yearly income of over $77,000? Or that there are only 50 genetic counselors in the state? These occupational data are among the almost 800 specialties profiled in the May 2013 (just released) State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates: New Jersey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Each job title is accompanied by state employment figures, RSEs, local quotients, and hourly/yearly wages (BLS technospeak explained here) with links to national figures for comparative purposes. You can focus in on just one main occupational group or scroll through the bewildering array of jobs located in this state. Other state profiles are available as is the entire national data set; reports back to 1997 are here.

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National Security Reports – February 2015 Update

Yemen: Background and U.S. Relations (CRS); TSA 2014 Year in Review (Transportation Security Administration); Audit of Security Controls for DHS Information Technology Systems at John F. Kennedy International Airport (Revised)(redacted, DHS OIG); and Mass Surveillance (ongoing series of reports from the European Parliament Think Tank).

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