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  1. May 2015
    1. Google Flu Trends now provides a prospective view of current influenza search patterns throughout the United States

      But I believe that this finding has not held up. Need to track down.

  2. Feb 2014
    1. 1960 and 1975, states more than doubled their rate of appropriations for higher education, from four dollars per thousand in state revenue to ten.
    2. From 1945 to 1975, the number of undergraduates increased five-fold, and graduate students nine-fold. PhDs graduating one year got jobs teaching the ever-larger cohort of freshman arriving the next.
    3. In the first half of the 20th century, higher education was a luxury and a rarity in the U.S. Only 5% or so of adults, overwhelmingly drawn from well-off families, had attended college.
    4. The proportion of part-time and non-tenure track teachers went from less than half of total faculty, before 1975, to over two-thirds now.