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  • Popplestone, Ann
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      FW: 3/19/2001 Chronicle Report on Community Colleges

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      Sent: Monday, March 19, 2001 11:52 AM
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      Subject: 3/19/2001 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 March 23
      issue. The Web addresses refer to the online versions of the


      *  'ONE BOARD PER CAMPUS': As individual public institutions
         seek more autonomy, a growing number of states are breaking
         up systemwide governance and giving colleges their own
         boards, for better or worse.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i28/28a02401.htm

      *  MERGERS ON THE RISE: More colleges are deciding that they
         will fare better by joining with other institutions, but the
         consolidations are difficult to negotiate and to manage.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i28/28a02601.htm

      *  VIRGINIA SQUEEZE: Public colleges in the state will have
         to halt work on multimillion-dollar construction projects,
         and faculty and staff members will forgo pay increases,
         under the budget announced last week by the governor.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i28/28a02202.htm

      *  NO SUNSHINE: The Nevada Supreme Court ruled that community-
         college presidents are not public officers, and that as a
         result, state officials may interview candidates for the
         positions behind closed doors.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i28/28a02203.htm

      *  BALANCING THE BOOKS: Wallace's Bookstores, which operates
         stores on 74 four-year- and two-year-college campuses,
         declared bankruptcy.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i28/28a03101.htm

      *  COMMITTEE COMPROMISE: Members of a House education panel
         have agreed to alter its new structure for overseeing
         college programs, satisfying Democrats who said the initial
         change had slighted institutions with large minority
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i28/28a02002.htm

      *  CAREER NETWORK: In a first-person feature on our Web site,
         Ellen Levine Bremen chronicles her successful search for
         a tenure-track job at a community college.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/jobs/2001/03/2001031604c.htm

      *  DEGREE FACTORIES: State regulators struggle to clamp down
         on unaccredited "diploma mills," which offer degrees and
         certificates for online instruction, mostly via the Web.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i28/28a03401.htm

      *  LOBBYIST WATCH: The United States Student Association staged
         a rally at the Capitol to protest the extent of President
         Bush's proposed tax cut.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i28/28a02003.htm

      *  MONEY FOR EDUCATION: A U.S. Senate panel passed legislation
         to provide more than $20-billion of education-related tax
         benefits, and agreed to hold hearings to examine tax proposals
         that would encourage greater giving to colleges.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i28/28a02201.htm

      *  CLICK AND LISTEN: A British company is offering recorded
         online lectures by a dozen renowned scholars.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i28/28a03403.htm

      *  PROFIT AND LAWS: Argosy Education Group, a Chicago company,
         is buying John Marshall Law School, Western State University
         College of Law, and Connecting Link, which offers continuing-
         education courses for teachers.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i28/28a02603.htm

      Our Career Network has 84 positions available at two-year
      colleges, from the pages of The Chronicle.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/jobs/cc

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