FW: 4/12/99 Daily Report from ACADEME TODAY
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Academe Today's DAILY REPORT
for subscribers of The Chronicle of Higher Education
* GOV. GRAY DAVIS of California said Thursday that he plans to make
community service a graduation requirement for students at the state's
public universities and community colleges.
* SOME LIBRARIANS and university-press officials say "netLibrary"-a
commercial venture to sell electronic books to university libraries-is the
most promising experiment with e-books yet. But even its supporters aren't
sure if the idea will catch on with library patrons.
* IT'S HARD ENOUGH to hold the attention of students in a classroom,
where professors can see who's dozing, doodling, or otherwise drifting. How
are professors piquing students' interest on line, where countless
distractions lie just a click away?
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