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  • Popplestone, Ann
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      FW: 5/22/2000 Chronicle Report on Community Colleges

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      Subject: 5/22/2000 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 26
      issue. The page numbers refer to that issue, and the Web
      addresses refer to the online versions of the articles.

      TOP STORIES:

      *  NEW EMPHASIS ON TRANSFERS: Universities in states where
         affirmative action has been barred want to enroll more
         minority graduates of community colleges, but are falling
         short of their hopes: A35
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i38/38a03501.htm

         *  Minority students at Seattle Central Community College
            discuss their views of the University of Washington: A36
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i38/38a03601.htm

      *  KEEPING AN EYE ON CUNY: The Education Department's Office for
         Civil Rights will monitor how the City University of New
         York's new remediation and admissions policies affect minority
         students: A38
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i38/38a03801.htm

      *  "24-7" HELP DESKS: Colleges that provide distance education
         are finding that they must offer students technical support at
         all times of day and night: A49
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i38/38a04901.htm

      *  REFUNDS RECONSIDERED: A policy scheduled to take effect this
         fall would require college dropouts to pay back their federal
         aid, but lawmakers are under pressure to make it less of a
         hardship for needy students: A38
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i38/38a03803.htm

      *  QUESTIONS ABOUT QUALITY: At a Congressional hearing, a
         lawmaker criticized the quality of online courses, while
         proponents of distance education defended the approach: A51
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i38/38a05102.htm
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      ALSO OF INTEREST TO COMMUNITY COLLEGES:

      *  THE DANGERS OF UNDUE INTRUSIONS into higher education by the
         government can be minimized only if colleges monitor and
         respond to proposed regulations, writes Terry W. Hartle, the
         senior vice president for government and public affairs at the
         American Council on Education: A68
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i38/38a06801.htm

      *  THE UNITED STATES has been surpassed by three countries in
         terms of the proportion of young people who graduate from
         college: A63
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i38/38a06301.htm

      *  THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION has exempted colleges from new
         rules covering the privacy of borrowers: A42
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i38/38a04201.htm
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      JOBS:

      Our Career Network has 142 positions available at two-year
      colleges, from the pages of The Chronicle.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/jobs/cc
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