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  • Popplestone, Ann
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      Subject: 11/6/2000 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 November
      10 issue. The Web addresses refer to the online versions of the
      articles.

      TOP STORIES:

      *  ELECTION-YEAR BONANZA: As candidates seek to woo Hispanic
         voters, four- and two-year colleges with large Hispanic
         enrollments benefit.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i11/11a02801.htm

      *  CONGRESS COMPUTES: Bipartisan support produced almost
         $2-billion in funds for information-technology research in the
         2001 fiscal year.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i11/11a04301.htm

      *  CHANCELLOR TO STEP DOWN: The University System of Maryland's
         regents asked Donald N. Langenberg to retire in 2002, and he
         said he welcomed the prospect.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i11/11a03201.htm

      *  ACADEMIC FORUM: The Chronicle recently sponsored an online
         chat with two Educause board members, one of them the vice
         chancellor for information technologies at the Maricopa County
         Community College District, about challenges facing academe in
         the era of the Internet. Here's a transcript.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/colloquylive/transcripts/2000/10/20001011educause.htm

      *  STRICTER MEASURES: The Education Department has issued
         regulations that, among other things, toughen the process for
         loan forgiveness in cases of disability or death, help
         borrowers who were swindled by unscrupulous trade schools, and
         ease the collection duties of guarantee agencies.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i11/11a03001.htm
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      ALSO OF INTEREST TO COMMUNITY COLLEGES:

      *  BIG GROWTH PLANNED: The Texas Higher Education Coordinating
         Board approved a plan that calls for the state's colleges to
         add 500,000 students, a 50-percent increase, by 2015.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i11/11a03301.htm

      *  CONSOLIDATION MOVE: The Career Education Corporation is buying
         the company that owns American InterContinental University.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i11/11a03903.htm
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      JOBS:

      Our Career Network has 109 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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