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  • Popplestone, Ann
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      Subject: 6/5/2000 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 June 9
      issue. The page numbers refer to that issue, and the Web
      addresses refer to the online versions of the articles.

      TOP STORIES:

      *  FISCAL FEAR ON PUBLIC CAMPUSES: States are starting to worry
         about losing sales-tax revenues as a result of the growth of
         online commerce, a trend that could restrict the funds
         available to state-financed colleges: A34
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i40/40a03401.htm

      *  PROTECTION FOR STATE COLLEGES: Campus lawyers are applauding a
         U.S. Supreme Court ruling that shields institutions from
         whistle blowers' lawsuits, but some say the public will lose
         out: A27
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i40/40a02701.htm

      *  CLOSING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE: Brown University and MCI WorldCom
         are offer grants to help two- and four-year institutions
         introduce children from low-income families to technology and
         science: A37
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i40/40a03701.htm

      *  BORROWING IN NORTH CAROLINA: The state's voters will decide in
         November whether to issue $3.1-billion in bonds to pay for
         campus construction at two- and four-year institutions: A33
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i40/40a03302.htm

      *  MORE FUNDS FOR G.I. BILL: The White House is seeking a
         25-percent increase in education benefits for veterans: A32
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i40/40a03204.htm

      *  AD-FREE "PORTAL" SITES: Two dozen institutions are
         collaborating on software that would let them sponsor
         personalized information on their home pages for students and
         employees: A45
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i40/40a04501.htm
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      ALSO OF INTEREST TO COMMUNITY COLLEGES:

      *  CALIFORNIA'S TWO STATE-UNIVERSITY SYSTEMS pledged to increase
         their numbers of transfer students from community colleges in
         a deal to ensure consistency in state appropriations: A33
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i40/40a03301.htm

      *  GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY is pitching to other colleges the
         software that it created to put its own courses online: A47
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i40/40a04702.htm

      *  DUKE UNIVERSITY'S ACADEMIC COUNCIL has approved a policy that
         sets rules for faculty members' ownership of online courses:
         A47
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i40/40a04703.htm
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      JOBS:

      Our Career Network has 106 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:
                          http://chronicle.com/cc

      And for all the news of higher education, be sure to visit our
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