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      Subject: 10/9/2000 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 October
      13 issue. The Web addresses refer to the online versions of the
      articles.

      TOP STORIES:

      *  THE WIRELESS REVOLUTION: Colleges, seeking convenience and
         savings, embrace "nomadic" computing, but many educators worry
         about privacy and design issues.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i07/07a05901.htm

         *  Creating a Niche: Wireless helped the State University of
            New York's College of Agriculture and Technology at
            Morrisville, a two-year institution, change its image.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i07/07a06201.htm

      *  HIRED GUNS: As Congress awards more grants noncompetitively,
         institutions like Central Piedmont Community College
         increasingly turn to outside lobbyists for help.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i07/07a03701.htm

      *  A CALCULATED DROP: The rate at which borrowers default on
         student loans went down, in part because of a change in
         definition.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i07/07a04201.htm

      *  MONEY FROM WALL STREET: The parent company of the University
         of Phoenix raised $70-million in a stock offering for its
         distance-education unit.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i07/07a05401.htm

      *  PUSH FOR PELL: Republican members of the House of
         Representatives' education committee are backing a $400
         increase in the maximum grant.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i07/07a04202.htm

      *  NAMES WITHHELD: Public colleges in California and Texas say a
         federal privacy law impedes their efforts to recruit minority
         students through new class-rank admissions plans.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i07/07a04701.htm

      *  OPPORTUNITY IN BIG APPLE: Many colleges hope to participate in
         an effort by New York City's public schools to offer teacher
         training online.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i07/07a06603.htm
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      ALSO OF INTEREST TO COMMUNITY COLLEGES:

      *  THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT has named a University of Texas at
         Austin scholar to head the Fund for the Improvement of
         Postsecondary Education.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i07/07a04602.htm

      *  TWO AUTHORS ARGUE that the new generation of young people is
         optimistic, outward-looking, and bound for greatness.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i07/07a07101.htm

      *  REGISTRATION IS A START, but education is the key to getting
         students to vote, write David L. Warren and Constantine W.
         Curris, the presidents of two leading associations of
         colleges.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i07/07b01401.htm

      *  OFFICIALS IN OREGON AND IDAHO are confronted by an online
         college over which neither state appears to have authority.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i07/07a05902.htm
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      JOBS:

      Our Career Network has 103 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

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