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      FW: 11/5/2001 Daily Report from The Chronicle of Higher Education

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      From: The Chronicle [mailto:daily@...]
      Sent: Monday, November 05, 2001 5:00 AM
      To: Chronicle Daily Report
      Subject: 11/5/2001 Daily Report from The Chronicle of Higher Education


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

      Here are news bulletins from The Chronicle of Higher Education
      for Monday, November 5.

      * [snip]

      *  TRUSTEES OF THE WEST VALLEY-MISSION Community College
         District in California bowed to faculty and student
         objections and narrowly voted down last week a plan to
         require that American flags be displayed in every classroom
         on the two campuses they oversee.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/free/2001/11/2001110504n.htm

      *  [snip]
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      INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

      *  SOME SCHOLARS SAY THE IDEA that some groups are more
         technologically savvy than others is creating a
         self-fulfilling prophecy.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/free/v48/i11/11a05101.htm

      *  AN ONLINE PROJECT AIMS TO MAKE cuneiform collections
         available to researchers worldwide.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/free/v48/i11/11a01401.htm

      -->[snip]

      THE TRULY GLOBAL CAMPUS: When they design
      international-education programs, colleges should give weight to
      educational as well as entrepreneurial goals, write Madeleine
      Green and Michael Baer of the American Council on Education.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v48/i11/11b02401.htm

      [snip]


      MAGAZINES & JOURNALS

      A glance at the fall issue of "Partisan Review":
      A new status for German intellectuals

      German intellectuals, accustomed to public prominence since the
      1950s, now face an era of change if they want to retain their
      clout in society,  suggests Jan-Werner Mueller, a fellow of
      All Souls College at the University of Oxford. Intellectuals'
      self-conceived role as "suspicious" and "skeptical" democratic
      citizens, he says, had an impressive reach into the popular
      media, but it had "its internal paradoxes and limits," too. From
      the late 1950s, a cadre of left-liberal intellectuals that
      included philosophers and fiction writers such as Juergen
      Habermas, Guenter Grass, and Hans Magnus Enzensberger cast
      itself in the role of postwar "ideological waste disposal," as
      Mr. Mueller puts it. They defined themselves against older
      "mandarins"; the "party intellectual" co-opted by the state in
      East Germany; and the crass materialism of the "economic
      miracle" of the 1950s that had enriched the petty bourgeoisie of
      West Germany. Theodor Adorno, for example, "argued for a
      democratic 'vaccination' through enlightenment and knowledge
      about the past, and pointed to the particular dangers of fascist
      continuities within democracy." The writers and thinkers "were
      at their best when reacting against firmly entrenched, but
      morally compromised authority," he writes. Now, with
      reunification, such "old gestures ... will no longer do," he
      argues, because they often detract from the task of furthering
      "civility" in public debate. Increasingly needed, he suggests,
      are new ways to deal with such current issues as ecology,
      bioethics, and post-cold-war conflicts. He writes: "Younger
      German intellectuals will have to think again." The article is
      not online, but information about the journal may be found at
      http://www.partisanreview.org
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