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The Wang Institute of Graduate Studies: A Historical Perspective

Description: The Wang Institute of Graduate Studies was an independent, non-profit corporate college located Tyngsboro, Massachusetts originated through the benevolence of An Wang. This study focuses on the problems in education and industry that acted as the impetus for this institute and develops a historical perspective of Wang Institute from its inception in 1979 until its end in August, 1987. The study describes the philosophy, organizational structure, curriculum, faculty, and students of Wang Institute. Wang Institute of Graduate Studies no longer exists. The facility used by Wang Institute of Graduate Studies is now known as Wang Institute of Boston University.
Date: December 1987
Creator: Green, Patricia Ann Naizer
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The Au Pair Program

Description: Legislation passed late in the 103rd Congress granted the U.S. Information Agency (USIA) authority to design and implement more rigorous rules regulating the au pair program. In 1997, the au pair program received considerable media attention as a result of the Louise Woodward court case regarding possible involvement of an au pair in the death of a child in Massachusetts. The U.S. Information Agency amended existing federal regulations for the au pair program in September 1997 to underscore the cultural exchange aspect of the program and strengthen au pair recruiting and training.
Date: January 30, 1998
Creator: Epstein, Susan B.
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Candidate Recommendation Summary USA-0227

Description: Disregard Header and Footer Restrictions - BRAC 2005 TABS Proposal Information Management System PIMS. This proposal closes Natick and realigns PEO Soldier at Fort Belvoir. It consolidates Army RDT&E organizations at APG capitalizing technical synergy across Department of Defense, academia and industry (Transformational Option #54). This proposal creates required synergy between technology and life cycle support organizations for the Soldier Systems. This move also supports the Army transformational Option: #33 -- Consolidate within each Service within a DTAP Technical Capability Area across multiple functions. This scenario supports TECH 0032 (Chemical Biological Center of Excellence at APG), Med 0056 (USARIEM moves to APG), and E&T 0064 (CSS Center [Fort Lee]).
Date: August 23, 2005
Creator: United States. Department of Defense.
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Executive Correspondence – Letter dtd 09/01/05 to Chairman Principi and Secretary Rumsfeld from MA Governor Mitt Romney

Description: Executive Correspondence – Letter dtd 09/01/05 to Chairman Principi and Secretary Rumsfeld from MA Governor Mitt Romney declaring that he has not consented to the decision to close Otis ANG Base, the Commission’s recommendation to move the 118th Fighter Wing from Otis to Barnes ANG Base, as well as the Commission’s decision to the aircraft of the 104th Fighter Wing from Barnes to other states. The Governor states that these recommendations appear to violate the law requiring gubernatorial consent for such actions.
Date: September 8, 2005
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Executive Correspondence – Letter dtd 09/01/05 to Chairman Principi from MA Senators Kennedy and Kerry, as well as MA Representatives Neal, Olver, and Delahaunt

Description: Executive Correspondence – Letter dtd 09/01/05 to Chairman Principi from MA Senators Kennedy and Kerry, as well as MA Representatives Neal, Olver, and Delahaunt expressing their solidarity with MA Governor Mitt Romney as regards the Commission’s recommendation to move the 118th Fighter Wing from Otis to Barnes ANG Base, as well as the Commission’s decision to the aircraft of the 104th Fighter Wing from Barnes to other states.
Date: September 8, 2005
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Executive Correspondence – Letter dtd 09/06/05 to Chairman Principi from Anne D. Shapiro, Chairman of the Concord MA Board of Selectmen

Description: Executive Correspondence – Letter dtd 09/06/05 to Chairman Principi from Anne D. Shapiro, Chairman of the Concord MA Board of Selectmen, requesting that the Commission and the Congress reverse the recommendation to relocate the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) away from Hanscom AFB.
Date: September 12, 2005
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Coalition Correspondence – Letter dated 7/5/2005 to the Chairman from Mitchell Adams

Description: Coalition Correspondence – Letter dated 7/5/2005 to the Chairman from Mitchell Adams, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Defense Technology Initiative (MassDTI) in support of the Pentagon’s BRAC recommendations to expand Hanscom Air Force Base and preserve the Solider Systems Center – Natick.
Date: July 11, 2005
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Coalition Correspondence – Letter dated 7/5/2005 to the BRAC Commission from Denis Hanks, Executive Director of the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce

Description: Coalition Correspondence – Letter dated 7/5/2005 to the BRAC Commission from Denis Hanks, Executive Director of the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce supporting the continued operation of the Otis Air National Guard Base. Also included is a Resolution in support of Otis Air National Guard Base Massachusetts Military Reservation, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Date: July 11, 2005
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