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      Subject: 8/6/2001 Chronicle Report on Community Colleges


      The Chronicle of Higher Education's
      Weekly Report on COMMUNITY COLLEGES
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      Here is news of interest to community colleges from our August 10
      issue. The Web addresses refer to the online versions of the
      articles.
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      TOP STORIES:

      *  ROLL OUT THE BARREL: Congress provided $1.67-billion in
         earmarks for specific colleges -- including an increasing
         number of two-year institutions -- in 2001 outside the
         standard competitive process, a 60-percent increase over the
         previous year's total.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i48/48a02001.htm

         *  THE PORK LIST: A searchable database of academic earmarks
            for 2001 and prior years, plus charts, tables, and graphs
            showing trends.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/stats/pork

      *  CONCERNS ABOUT CONFLICTS: Ivy Tech State College now has four
         Indiana legislators on its payroll.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i48/48a04004.htm

      *  CAPITOL VIEWS: State legislators appreciate the economic
         impact of higher education, a survey shows.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i48/48a04001.htm

      *  ATTRITION BY DESIGN: Nearly half of all colleges have offered
         early retirement to professors in recent years, a study finds.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i48/48a01001.htm

      *  RELIEF IN CALIFORNIA: Public colleges didn't get all of the
         state money they sought, but they were spared budget cuts.
         Two-year colleges received an increase of 6 percent.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i48/48a04002.htm

      *  TOUCHE, CONGRESS: Three years after a committee called on
         college officials to account for repeated increases in
         tuition, a study has found that almost every college spends
         more than it charges to educate undergraduates.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i48/48a04202.htm

      *  PAYING FOR COLLEGE: The availability of financial aid has
         increased markedly in the past four years, according to the
         U.S. Department of Education.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i48/48a05102.htm

      *  SCHOLAR'S LAST STAND: After North Hennepin Community College
         told a historian to remove a poster of Gen. George Custer from
         his office door, the professor filed suit.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i48/48a00602.htm
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      ALSO OF INTEREST TO COMMUNITY COLLEGES:

      *  STILL WAITING: The U.S. Department of Education finally
         released a report on aid rules but ducked a key issue for
         distance education.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i48/48a04802.htm

      *  CONSOLIDATION WAVE: The for-profit higher-education industry
         is growing larger at the same time that many of its smaller
         operators find that they can't stay in business.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i48/48a04201.htm

      *  AFFLUENCE GAP: If the savings rates of the wealthiest colleges
         continue to set the pace, the financial disparity between
         higher education's rich and poor will widen further,
         researchers predict.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i48/48a04402.htm

      *  BIG RESPONSE: Some 3,000 financial-aid officers and lenders
         answered Rep. Howard P. (Buck) McKeon's call for examples of
         needless federal requirements on administering student aid.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i48/48a03802.htm

      *  PRICE CLUB: In looking to simplify awards of financial aid,
         are the presidents of a group of private colleges creating a
         cartel? asks Peter Carstensen, a professor of law at the
         University of Wisconsin at Madison.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i48/48b02401.htm
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