February 2, 2018

Advocacy Opportunity


One of the most popular items on the CGS Advocacy Webpage – the State Snapshots – has been updated for 2018! 


Congressional Update


Spending and Immigration Talks Persist

With the current continuing resolution (CR) running out on February 8, lawmakers continue to negotiate a deal for longer-term spending caps and a solution for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.


White House Update


State of the Union

On Tuesday, President Trump gave his first State of the Union address (SOTU).


Department of Education News


New NPSAS Data Released

On Tuesday, the Education Department released the first results of the 2015-16 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS), which is a quadrennial survey of undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in college in a given year.


National Institutes of Health News


Tool to Help Evaluate Employment Paths

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has developed a new tool that aims to help postdoctoral fellows in biomedical science evaluate various career paths and make informed career decisions.


Reports and Studies


CGS International Report Released

This week, CGS released its International Graduate Applications and Enrollment: Fall 2017.




State of the State Addresses

The Education Commission of the State (ECS) is compiling a list of State of the State Addresses by governors throughout the country.


Quips and Quotes


CGS in the News

The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, Times Higher Education, Market Watch, Chemistry World, and Little India all wrote about CGS’s International Graduate Applications and Enrollment report released this week. 


Website Resources


For further information on specific Congressional issues or departmental activities, please check the following websites:

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