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Pierard, Cindy; Lee, Norice – Journal of Access Services, 2011
How can libraries best assess and improve user space, even if they are not in a position to undertake new construction or a major renovation? Staff at New Mexico State University used a variety of ethnographic methods to learn how our spaces were being used as well as what our users considered to be ideal library space. Our findings helped us make…
Descriptors: Use Studies, Ethnography, Study Facilities, Libraries
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Hartwick, James M. M.; Levy, Brett L. M. – Social Education, 2012
Last summer, California and Massachusetts became the sixth and seventh states--along with Hawaii, New Mexico, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Maryland--to send a resolution to the U.S. Congress calling for a constitutional amendment to (1) end the court's extension of personhood rights to corporations, and (2) enable the government to definitively…
Descriptors: United States History, Elections, Constitutional Law, Policy Analysis
Supiano, Beckie – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Harvard University quietly started offering women-only gym hours early this semester. But since the news broke several weeks ago, it has prompted an onslaught of media attention. Harvard's move, however, is not unique. In recent years, women at several colleges across the country have requested women-only workout times. Some of those women have…
Descriptors: Females, College Students, Recreational Facilities, Shared Facilities
McNeil, Michele – Education Week, 2012
Before awarding waivers from core tenets of the No Child Left Behind Act to 11 states, the U.S. Department of Education ordered changes to address a significant weakness in most states' proposals: how they would hold schools accountable for groups of students deemed academically at risk, particularly those in special education or learning English.…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Educational Improvement, Accountability
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Shrira, Ilan; Christenfeld, Nicholas – Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 2010
Identifying whether suicides in a region are due to characteristics of the residents living there or to some enduring feature of the region is difficult when using cross-sectional studies. To distinguish these factors, we compared the suicides of a region's residents with people who were temporarily visiting the region. Using U.S. death records…
Descriptors: Weapons, Suicide, Inferences, Case Studies
Campus Technology, 2006
This article features the winners of this year's "Campus Technology Innovator" competition. The winners are: (1) Drexel University, Pennsylvania (outsourcing); (2) Darton College, Georgia (3D); (3) Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (ePortfolios); (4) University of Michigan (the Web); (5) University of Tennessee College of…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Competition, Rewards, Recognition (Achievement)
McNeil, Michele – Education Week, 2008
This article reports on the eroding power of state school boards in the U.S. as lawmakers and governors are seeking to expand their authority over K-12 education and, in some cases, reverse education policy set in motion by elected or appointed panels. This year alone, state boards in Florida, Ohio, and Vermont are targets of legislation that…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Legislators, State Boards of Education, State Officials
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Murray, Corey – Community College Journal, 2009
Looking to put some of its community members--many of whom have seen their jobs evaporate amid a troubled economy--back to work, administrators at Berkshire Community College (BCC) in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, have committed as much as $200,000 in grant money to establish a new job corps that will give low-income or displaced workers free…
Descriptors: Dislocated Workers, Community Colleges, Energy Conservation, Outcomes of Education
Scott, Michael – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2006
Efforts to expand diversity in the health professions has received a boost from a prominent member of Congress. U.S. Senator Bill Frist, R-Tennessee, recently introduced a bill to amend the Public Health Service Act as part of a comprehensive initiative to improve the health of minority and other underserved populations. This bill, which is being…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Services, Employment Opportunities, Public Health