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      Subject: 5/8/2000 Chronicle Report on Community Colleges


      The Chronicle of Higher Education's
      Weekly Report on COMMUNITY COLLEGES
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      Here is news of interest to community colleges from our May 12
      issue. The page numbers refer to that issue, and the Web
      addresses refer to the online versions of the articles.

      TOP STORIES:

      *  BUILDING BETTER TRUSTEES: The Association of Governing Boards
         of Universities and Colleges has started a center to improve
         the selection and work of public-college board members: A38
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i36/36a03801.htm

      *  PLOTTING THE FUTURE: As the federal government's top
         higher-education policymaker fashions an agenda, he is
         encouraging colleges to increase the number and diversity of
         their students who do academic work abroad: A36
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i36/36a03601.htm

      *  JOCKEYING ON THE BUDGET: Congress has cut back on proposed
         spending increases for the National Institutes of Health and
         Pell Grants: A36
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i36/36a03602.htm

      *  NEW CHIEF IN BROOKLYN: City University of New York trustees
         have named the president of the Community College of Denver as
         the new head of Kingsborough Community College: A39
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i36/36a03904.htm

      *  SHOTGUN WEDDING? The Alabama Board of Education approved a
         merger of two technical colleges despite the reluctance of
         officials at both institutions: A39
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i36/36a03905.htm

      *  TUITION TAX BREAKS IN MICHIGAN: A state senator is leading a
         petition drive to put a measure on the ballot that would
         create tax credits for public-college costs: A31
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i36/36a03102.htm

      *  FALLING SHORT ON DESEGREGATION: Louisiana must do more to
         integrate its public colleges and universities, a
         court-appointed panel of experts said: A39
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i36/36a03901.htm
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      ALSO OF INTEREST TO COMMUNITY COLLEGES:

      *  UNEXT, the well-financed and closely watched
         distance-education company, is rolling out its first
         courses: A50
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i36/36a05002.htm

      *  SEVERAL TWO-YEAR COLLEGES are finding that the good old
         telephone is a useful distance-education tool for reaching
         students and providing instruction: A46
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i36/36a04601.htm

      *  MOST AMERICANS AGREE that college is needed by everyone,
         according to a new poll: A38
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i36/36a03802.htm

      *  PETER MAGUIRE, an associate professor of English at the
         County College of Morris, in New Jersey, has driven a bus,
         worked in a deli, and been a summertime laborer -- and he
         teaches what he's learned to his students: B9
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i36/36b00901.htm
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      JOBS:

      Our Career Network has 72 positions available at two-year
      colleges, from the pages of The Chronicle.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/jobs/cc
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      You can find all of The Chronicle's community-college news on our
      special Web page just for community colleges at:
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