Recent Transportation Reports

Are here. Documents range from an AARP report on boomer travel plans to the misery of gridlock on the nation’s roads; there is also a contribution on UK travel plans. Statistics abound!

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National and State Public School Statistics for 2013/14

This just-released NCES report – Selected Statistics From the Public Elementary and Secondary Education Universe: School Year 2013-14 – provides a plethora of data on both the national and state levels. It will answer questions such as: How many public schools are there in New Jersey? How many of them are charter or magnet? How many students attend public schools? What is the student-teacher ratio? Are the schools located in an urban, suburban, town, or rural locale? The selected findings are an informative read.

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National Security Reports – August 2015 Update

Coalition on Contributions to Countering the Islamic State; Procedures for Congressional Action in Relation to a Nuclear Agreement with Iran: In Brief; Iran Sanctions; History of the Navy UCLASS (Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike aircraft) Program Requirements: In Brief; Libya: Transition and U.S. Policy; National Security Letters in Foreign Intelligence Investigations: A Glimpse at the Legal Background; Nuclear Cooperation with Other Countries: A Primer; Can Military Servicemembers Carry Firearms for Personal Protection on Duty?; Department of Defense Contractor and Troop Levels in Iraq and Afghanistan: 2007-2014, OPM Data Breach: Personnel Security Background Investigation Data; Cyber Intrusion into U.S. Office of Personnel Management: In Brief; U.S.-Mexico Security Cooperation Following “El Chapo” Guzmán’s Escape; Mexico: Organized Crime and Drug Trafficking Organizations; North Korea: U.S. Relations, Nuclear Diplomacy, and Internal Situation; Iran Nuclear Agreement; U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID): Background, Operations, and Issues; U.S. Foreign Assistance to Latin America and the Caribbean: Recent Trends and FY2016 Appropriations; Sanctuary Jurisdictions and Criminal Aliens: In Brief; FY2016 National Defense Authorization Act: Selected Military Personnel Issues; Egypt: Background and U.S. Relations, (All CRS)

2015-16 Key Strategies Issue List; A Hard Look at Hard Power; The Chinese People’s Liberation Army in 2025 (All US Army War College)

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Welcome to the 2015/16 Academic Year!

We at the Library extend best wishes and felicitations to both new and returning students. Please remember that we are here to help you, no matter what your information needs. The regular hours for the Library look like this: Monday-Thursday 7:30am – 10pm; Friday 7:30am – 5pm; Saturday 9am – 5pm; Sunday 11am – 5pm . Changes to the schedule are here.

Here are some handy NJCU sites for you. When you need to contact a department or faculty member, use the university’s online campus directories. To purchase textbooks for your courses and to see if there are used cheaper copies or a rental option, access the bookstore. If you need to consult master course lists or catalogs, you may come to the Library or peruse the latest versions here. And let us not forget the Office of Campus Life. Since parking is at such a premiun around here, familiarize yourself with the parking rules and regulations. For those taking mass transportation, check this NJ Transit site. Cafeteria hours, menus, specials, etc are available at this Gourment Dining site. All students should read the NJCU Student Handbook – the Gothic Guide(2010 draft)  – and be familiar with NJCU’s Academic Integrity Policy, Copyright Policy and Related Guidelines, and its Responsible Use of Computing Resources; other student policies should also be consulted. Also, please peruse the award-winning Gothic Magazine, read The Gothic Times (your student newspaper) and keep up with the Gothic Knights sports teams at this official and informative site. Learn about NJCU through this informative historical timeline and visit the accolade-laden Jersey City Past and Present. Make the most of your time here

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Hurricane Katrina Ten Years Later

Katrina hit on August 29, 2005. It was not the fiercest storm ever to hit the Gulf Coast, but it so severely battered the inadequate levee system that that protective barrier putatively shielding New Orleans was breached at a tremendous loss of life and property. NOLA has not returned to its former state. Here are updated reports: Fact For Features: Hurricane Katrina 10th Anniversary: Aug. 29, 2015 (Census Bureau); Database of Katrina Federal Spending (Times-Picayune); New Orleans: Ten Years Later (Atlantic); 10 Years After Katrina (The New York Times); An Unfinished Riff (The Wall Street Journal); Hurricane Katrina: 10 Years on (The Guardian); Katrina, 10 Years Later: Three Documentaries to Watch (PBS); and Hurricane Katrina: 10 Years Of Recovery And Reflection.

Selected government reports are here. Also consult Key Documents Regarding the Government Response to Katrina (NYT) as well as Hurricane Katrina: DOD Disaster Response; and Hurricane Katrina: The Public Health and Medical Response (both CRS reports from September 2005).

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NJCU Ranks #7 out of 402 in Washington Monthly’s Best Bang for the Buck – Northeast

Washington Monthly has issued its latest “Best Bang for the Buck – Northeast” edition in which NJCU ranks near the top. Several factors go into the calculation, among them net price. You can also sort this list by state or by name. See what company NJCU is in.

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Announcing “New Jersey Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal”

This new journal, published by the New Jersey Historical Commission and sponsored by Rider and Monmouth Universities, is a peer-reviewed, semi-annual publication that just issued its first number. It will contain articles, book reviews, graduate student essays, and the like across a wide gamut of academic disciplines.

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