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* FORTY-TWO PERCENT of community-college students taking
courses for credit are under the age of 22, up from 32
percent a decade ago, according to a study being released
today by the U.S. Department of Education.
--> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v51/i27/27a03901.htm
* WORKS BY A 19TH-CENTURY NOVELIST, Emma Dunham Kelley-Hawkins,
will be removed from future editions of a prominent
collection of African-American fiction because a Brandeis
University graduate student has argued persuasively that the
author was white.
--> SEE http://chronicle.com/daily/2005/03/2005030703n.htm
* THE GOVERNING BOARD of California's South Orange County
Community College District refused last week to renew a
study-abroad program in Spain, after one trustee criticized
Spain's decision to withdraw troops from the U.S.-led
military campaign in Iraq. The board had previously raised
questions about the safety of travel in Spain.
--> SEE http://chronicle.com/daily/2005/03/2005030705n.htm
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MAGAZINES & JOURNALS
A glance at the winter issue of "World Policy Journal":
The positive side of globalization
Globalization has been the target of much criticism from both
ends of the political spectrum, but it deserves credit for its
role in alleviating poverty and human suffering, says Peter
Marber, an adjunct assistant professor of international and
public affairs at Columbia University.
There is a "virtuous cycle that connects human progress,
technology, and globalization," he says, and -- along with mass
production and excess capital -- global trade is "at the root of
our modern prosperity."
"Most people are living longer, healthier, and fuller lives," he
writes. In developing countries, literacy rates have risen
sharply in recent years. The middle class is growing fast around
the globe. And in developed countries, purchasing power has
grown so much that the total number of hours a person must work
over a lifetime has plummeted, he says.
"Globalization is too often cited as creating a variety of human
miseries such as sweatshop labor, civil war, and corruption --
as if such ills never existed before 1980," he writes, but
"behind the negative headlines lies a story of human progress
and promise that should make even the most pessimistic analysts
view globalization in an entirely different light."
An extract from the article, "Globalization and Its Contents,"
is online at http://www.worldpolicy.org/journal/sum05-1.htm#4
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