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LIVE DISCUSSION: TRYING TIMES FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGES
With the economy stifling growth at four-year public colleges,
enrollments at two-year institutions are up, and state financial
support is down. And every year more students show up who barely
know how to read. Can community colleges continue to provide
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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS WEEK'S CHRONICLE
COMMUNITY-COLLEGE CONUNDRUM: With new missions and surging
enrollment, community colleges wonder whether they can continue
to provide access for all. Join us Thursday in Colloquy Live for
a live discussion of the issues raised in this article.
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MAGAZINES & JOURNALS
A glance at the spring issue of "Proteus":
How HIV/AIDS is wiping out Africa
The HIV/AIDS crisis in Africa compounds and is compounded by the
economic, social, and political problems of the continent, says
Kwaku Danso, an associate professor of international affairs and
development at Clark Atlanta University.
"HIV/AIDS, like all infectious diseases, is transmitted in an
environment that is heavily influenced by societal factors --
economics, politics, sanitation, environmental degradation,
malnutrition, and access to health care," he writes. "This is
consistent with Louis Pasteur's observation that 'the microbe is
nothing, the terrain is everything.'"
Health systems that were already inadequate to serve Africa's
largely rural population are under unsustainable strain as they
try to care for the millions of Africans with HIV/AIDS, Mr.
Danso says. "In some countries," he writes, "health-care staff
are dying faster than they can be trained."
HIV-related illnesses have spawned teacher shortages and labor
shortages. The unequal societal and cultural burden placed on
women in Africa has caused the continent to be the only place in
the world where more women than men are infected with HIV/AIDS,
Mr. Danso says. And the political stability of many African
nations is threatened as governments struggle to allocate their
In short, he says, HIV/AIDS "has affected every aspect of
African society and may indeed succeed in wiping the continent
from the map."
The article, "The Political Economy of HIV/AIDS in Africa," is
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