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  • Popplestone, Ann
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      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 Tuesday, January 25.

      * [snip]

      * THE PRESIDENT of the Sierra Community College District, in
      California, stepped down late last week after months of
      battling a few members of his board who accused him of fiscal
      mismanagement. The president, Kevin M. Ramirez, has denied
      all of the allegations against him.
      --> SEE http://chronicle.com/daily/2005/01/2005012506n.htm

      --> FOR MORE from The Chronicle, go to our World Wide Web
      site at http://chronicle.com

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      MAGAZINES & JOURNALS

      A glance at the January issue of "Common-Place":
      Approaching American history from the Pacific

      Some historians are approaching American history from a new
      direction -- from the West, via the Pacific Ocean.

      From that perspective, the cast of characters in the nation's
      past is less familiar, say Edward G. Gray, an associate
      professor of history at Florida State University, and Alan
      Taylor, a professor of history at the University of California
      at Davis, in an introduction to an issue on the topic.

      Instead of the Pilgrims and colonists of the Atlantic Coast,
      Pacific history is peopled by "Russian fur traders, Spanish
      missionaries, Japanese fishermen, French and Spanish explorers,
      British naval officers, American travelers, German naturalists,
      Tahitian translators, Aleutian hunters, Polynesian navigators,
      Yankee merchants, and that peculiar species of Pacific
      go-between, the beachcomber," they write.

      Such figures were relatively obscure for too long, but they are
      now starting to get their due, says Peter A. Coclanis, a
      professor of history at the University of North Carolina at
      Chapel Hill, in an essay.

      "Scholars have begun to take seriously, really for the first
      time, historical actors, actions, and processes both on the
      ocean itself and around and along the entire Pacific Rim," Mr.
      Coclanis writes.

      "Almost 500 years after Balboa," he says, "American historians
      have themselves discovered the Pacific."

      The issue is online at http://www.common-place.org

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