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  • Popplestone, Ann
    May 1, 2000
      FW: 5/1/2000 Chronicle Report on Community Colleges

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      Subject: 5/1/2000 Chronicle Report on Community Colleges

      The Chronicle of Higher Education's
      Weekly Report on COMMUNITY COLLEGES

      Here is news of interest to community colleges from our May 5
      issue. The page numbers refer to that issue, and the Web
      addresses refer to the online versions of the articles.


      *  $20.4-BILLION IN GIVING: American colleges raised a record
         amount in private gifts during the 1998-99 academic year.
         Donations to public and private two-year institutions rose 38
         percent, a marked turnaround from the preceding year: A41
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i35/35a04101.htm

      *  MODERNIZING STUDENT LOANS: Despite criticism from Republicans
         in Congress, a top Education Department official says
         improvements in the delivery of federal aid to students are on
         track: A34
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i35/35a03401.htm

      *  GENDER GAP: Women are more likely than men to attend college
         and earn degrees, a study has found: A38
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i35/35a03802.htm

      *  A BUREAUCRATIC NIGHTMARE: College lobbyists say new federal
         rules governing the GEAR UP program could discourage
         institutions from participating altogether: A39
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i35/35a03901.htm

      *  QUESTIONING AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: While most students say ethnic
         diversity is a laudable goal for colleges, they oppose the use
         of racial preferences to achieve it, a study says: A52
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i35/35a05201.htm

      *  NEW LIABILITY FOR COLLEGES: Institutions may be responsible
         for injuries suffered by students at off-campus internships,
         the Florida Supreme Court has ruled: A39
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i35/35a03902.htm


      *  PRESIDENT CLINTON'S "College Opportunity Tax Cut" must be
         revised to reach needy students, who need it most, argue Joni
         Finney and Kristin Conklin, officials of the National Center
         for Public Policy and Higher Education: A68
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i35/35a06801.htm

         community-college components, have agreed to work together to
         ease student transfers and encourage collaboration: A49
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i35/35a04901.htm

      *  THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA'S Merced campus, set to open in
         2004, already offers distance-education courses: A45
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i35/35a04502.htm


      Our Career Network has 165 positions available at two-year
      colleges, from the pages of The Chronicle.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/jobs/cc

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