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  • Popplestone, Ann
    ... From: chronicle-community@chronicle.com [mailto:chronicle-community@chronicle.com] Sent: Monday, April 09, 2001 2:35 PM To:
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      FW: 4/9/2001 Chronicle Report on Community Colleges

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      Sent: Monday, April 09, 2001 2:35 PM
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      Subject: 4/9/2001 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 April 13
      issue. The Web addresses refer to the online versions of the


      *  ASSESSING ASSESSMENTS: Online programs are using new
         strategies of testing, both to teach students and to prove
         that distance education works, but some educators question
         their efficacy.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i31/31a04301.htm

      *  ENDOWMENT GROWTH: In 2000, the rich got richer, and the
         financial gap between the wealthiest institutions and the rest
         of higher education widened. Plus: new data on the endowments
         of 569 colleges and universities, including some two-year
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i31/31a03901.htm

      *  INTERPRETING THE RULES: A dispute between the U.S. Education
         Department and Saint Louis University could change how campus
         officials handle students' financial-aid requests.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i31/31a02801.htm

      *  LOBBYIST WATCH: The parent company of the University of
         Phoenix has hired a veteran Republican operative.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i31/31a02803.htm

      *  WASHINGTON TRANSITION: A former chancellor of the University
         of Wisconsin at Madison, David Ward, will lead the American
         Council on Education.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i31/31a03001.htm

      *  SYMBOLIC VICTORY: The Senate voted to shift $250-billion from
         President Bush's tax-cut proposal to spending on education,
         including Pell Grants.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i31/31a03102.htm

      *  TEACHING EXAMS CRITICIZED: A report says lawmakers shouldn't
         rely on teacher-licensure tests for comparing
         teacher-education programs or for withholding funds.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i31/31a03403.htm


      *  IMMIGRANT STUDENTS: Lawmakers in two states have introduced
         legislation to help those applying for citizenship qualify for
         in-state tuition.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i31/31a03601.htm

      *  FEE PROPOSAL: College lobbyists are objecting to a planned
         charge that the federal government would collect from foreign
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i31/31a03405.htm

      *  EMPTY SLOTS? Colleges may face a shortage of applicants for
         faculty positions in computer science and computer engineering
         because fewer students are graduating with doctorates in those
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i31/31a04302.htm

      *  ESTATE-TAX BILL ADVANCES: The House of Representatives
         approved legislation that would phase out the federal tax on
         large estates by 2011.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i31/31a03404.htm


      Our Career Network has 55 positions available at two-year
      colleges, from the pages of The Chronicle.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/jobs/cc


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      please get in touch with Rick Plotkin at
      rick.plotkin@... or (202) 466-1775.

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