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  • Popplestone, Ann
    ... From: daily@chronicle.com [mailto:daily@chronicle.com] Sent: Friday, June 08, 2001 5:00 AM To: daily@chronicle.com Subject: 6/8/2001 Daily Report from The
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      FW: 6/8/2001 Daily Report from The Chronicle of Higher Education

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      Sent: Friday, June 08, 2001 5:00 AM
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      Subject: 6/8/2001 Daily Report from The Chronicle of Higher Education

      ACADEME TODAY: The Chronicle of Higher Education's
      Daily Report for subscribers

      Good day!

      Here are news bulletins from The Chronicle of Higher Education
      for Friday, June 8.

      * [snip]

      *  TWO LEADING ETHIOPIAN ACADEMICS who are members of a local
         human-rights council have been released after 28 days in jail
         in Addis Ababa.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/daily/2001/06/2001060804n.htm

      *  [snip]


      What are community colleges looking for in candidates for
      faculty positions? How can new Ph.D.'s prepare themselves for
      positions at community colleges? You may submit questions now
      for a live discussion on Thursday.
        --> SEE http://chronicle.com/colloquylive/2001/06/jobs/



      A glance at the spring issue of "The Hedgehog Review":
      Examining diversity

      Three groups -- African-Americans, women, and the "academic
      left" -- have contributed to the multiculturalist ideology that
      permeates American society, says Dennis H. Wrong, a professor
      emeritus of sociology at New York University. To the academic
      left, he writes, the promotion of multiculturalism and "identity
      politics" represents "a last-ditch stand" in reaction to the
      death of socialism and the waning of the countercultural demands
      of the 1960's. He argues that the insistence of many liberal
      intellectuals that racism in America is "ineradicable" is a
      substitute for "the lost conviction that a final crisis of
      capitalism is inevitable and imminent." Meanwhile, conservatives
      are guilty of exaggerating the depth of the multiculturalism and
      political correctness that they have assailed in recent years,
      he says. "The celebration of diversity, as well as the demand
      for a renewed universalism transcending it, suffer from a
      certain vacuousness that truly reflects the spirit of the
      times." There have been periods of strong interest in ethnic
      diversity before now, says Mr. Wrong, and he notes that quests
      for community and social identity are constants in the American
      experience. Celebrations of diversity and multiculturalism do
      not portend "a dangerous fragmentation and disunity in a period
      when no overarching national purpose is visible," he writes. The
      article is not online, but more information about the journal is
      available at http://www.virginia.edu/iasc/publications.html

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