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  • Popplestone, Ann
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      From: The Chronicle [mailto:daily@...]
      Sent: Wednesday, March 02, 2005 5:00 AM
      To: Chronicle Daily Report
      Subject: 3/2/2005 Daily Report from The Chronicle of Higher Education

      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, March 2.


      * SANTA FE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, in New Mexico, and its foundation
      agreed this week to settle a lawsuit that the fund-raising
      organization filed against the institution last summer after
      the college's Governing Board dissolved the foundation and
      replaced it with another.
      --> SEE http://chronicle.com/daily/2005/03/2005030206n.htm



      A glance at the current issue of
      "Black Issues in Higher Education":
      Educating people behind bars

      The college at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, a
      maximum-security women's prison near New York City, is an
      outstanding example of a prison education program, says Kendra
      Hamilton, an assistant editor at the magazine. It has not been
      easy, but volunteers and officials at the prison have "kept up
      the struggle despite long odds, despite the unfriendly political
      climate," she writes.

      Marymount Manhattan College has recently incorporated the
      Bedford Hills college into its core programs, Ms. Hamilton says,
      virtually ensuring the prison program's long-term survival.
      Inmates can earn GED's as well as associate, bachelor's, and
      master's degrees. About 18 percent of inmates take advantage of
      the program, and it makes a real difference in their lives, she

      A 2001 study at Bedford Hills found that women who attended
      college at the prison were far less likely to be reincarcerated
      than women who had not attended -- 7.7 percent compared with
      29.9 percent. The study also found, she says, that the college
      students were less likely to violate their parole than
      nonstudents -- 1.1 percent versus 17.8 percent, respectively.

      Ms. Hamilton says the women at Bedford Hills, of whom 85 percent
      are black and 75 percent are mothers, appreciate the
      opportunities the college program gives them. "These are women
      from whom life has taken a great deal," she writes. "The college
      program gives them something important back. It gives them their

      The article, "Changing Women's Lives," is online for subscribers
      at http://www.blackissues.com


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