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      Subject: 6/19/2000 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 23
      issue. The page numbers refer to that issue, and the Web
      addresses refer to the online versions of the articles.

      TOP STORIES:

      *  GEORGE W. BUSH'S RECORD ON HIGHER EDUCATION: As governor of
         Texas, the Republican presidential candidate has signed
         important legislation and approved budget increases, but his
         role has been minimal. Community-college officials say that
         without his leadership, the Legislature has shortchanged
         them: A32
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i42/42a03201.htm

      *  EXPANDING ACCESS IN COLORADO: The state Legislature has set
         aside $800,000 to help bring four-year-degree programs to
         two-year colleges in rural areas, through a program that
         relies on online education: A46
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i42/42a04601.htm

      *  APPROPRIATIONS BILL ADVANCES: The House of Representatives
         passed a spending measure that would fulfill President
         Clinton's requests for Pell Grants and biomedical research,
         but not for other aid programs: A35
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i42/42a03502.htm

      *  STUDENT-LOAN CONSOLIDATION: Sallie Mae, the largest financer
         of such loans, is buying major portions of USA Group, another
         behemoth in the business: A35
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i42/42a03501.htm

      *  A $1-BILLION EXPERIMENT: As the Gates Millennium Scholars
         Program awards its first 4,000 grants, advocates hope that
         the process will lead to a new way of identifying talented
         minority students: A41
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i42/42a04101.htm

      *  DELAY FOR WESTERN GOVERNORS U.: An accrediting panel has
         pushed back a key decision, requesting more information about
         the operations of the distance-education provider: A49
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i42/42a04903.htm

      *  SEX OFFENDERS ON CAMPUSES: The House of Representatives
         unanimously passed a bill requiring colleges to publicly
         identify students and employees who have been convicted of sex
         crimes: A38
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i42/42a03801.htm

      *  SAVING ON INTEREST: The Education Department will give
         borrowers more time to refinance student loans at the current
         lower interest rate: A38
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i42/42a03802.htm
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      ALSO OF INTEREST TO COMMUNITY COLLEGES:

      *  IN A COMMENCEMENT SPEECH, President Clinton praised his
         education record: A34
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i42/42a03401.htm

      *  DISTANCE-EDUCATION PROVIDERS are promoting summertime
         discounts, but some wonder whether the efforts will cheapen
         the notion of online learning: A45
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i42/42a04502.htm

      *  MOST AMERICANS WANT COLLEGE to prepare them for a job,
         according to a survey: A32
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i42/42a03202.htm

      *  AN INTERNET COMPANY is drumming up business by advertising
         free test preparation for the SAT: A51
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v46/i42/42a05102.htm
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      JOBS:

      Our Career Network has 60 positions available at two-year
      colleges, from the pages of The Chronicle.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/jobs/cc
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