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      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 Wednesday, August 18.

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      * A STATE JUDGE IN NEW YORK ruled on Monday that the Board of
      Trustees of Rockland Community College could drop a lawsuit
      it had filed against the state university system and the
      college's host county. The action ends a yearlong dispute
      over who had the right to choose the college's president.
      --> SEE http://chronicle.com/daily/2004/08/2004081803n.htm

      * THE UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM of Nevada has
      reached a settlement with the former president of the
      Community College of Southern Nevada, who had sued the system
      to get his job back. The deal removes a question mark over
      the status of a new president for the college, who was hired
      in June.
      --> SEE http://chronicle.com/daily/2004/08/2004081804n.htm

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      MAGAZINES & JOURNALS

      A glance at the September issue of "Ebony":
      The black gender gap at colleges

      Black female college students who want to date their black male
      classmates face slim odds on most campuses, according to Nikitta
      A. Foston, an associate editor at the magazine, in a special
      section on historically black colleges and universities.

      While women outnumber men in higher education over all by a
      ratio of about 60 to 40, she says, the discrepancy among black
      students is even greater.

      "Clark Atlanta University and Fisk University are at the 70-30
      level. Dillard University reports a 74-26 gender ratio," she
      writes, and "the problem deepens at predominantly white
      schools."

      She spoke with Keith Chandler, a counselor at Fisk, and he
      offered one explanation for the different enrollment rates.
      "We have not paid enough attention to our young men at the
      secondary level to ensure that they see college as a desirable
      goal," she quotes him as saying.

      While many young black girls are told that education is the key
      to their success, Mr. Chandler says, society does not send the
      same message to black boys.

      The article, "Coping With the Acute Male Shortage," is not
      online. Information about the magazine is available at
      http://www.ebony.com

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