FW: 8/18/2004 Daily Report from The Chronicle of Higher Education
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for Wednesday, August 18.
* 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.
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* 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
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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
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
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