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      Subject: 1/22/2001 Daily Report from The Chronicle of Higher Education

      ACADEME TODAY: The Chronicle of Higher Education's
      Daily Report for subscribers

      Good day!

      Here are news bulletins from The Chronicle of Higher Education
      for Monday, January 22.

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      *  COMMUNITY COLLEGES say they are insulted and frustrated by
         guidelines that reserve the use of ".edu" in Web addresses
         for four-year institutions.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/free/v47/i20/20a04101.htm


      MALTHUS REVISITED: Our procreative habits pose a threat to
      biodiversity and, ultimately, human survival, writes Jeffrey K.
      McKee, an associate professor of anthropology at Ohio State
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i20/20b02001.htm




      A glance at the fall 2000 issue of the "Kyoto Journal":
      A Southeast Asia scholar reflects on the region

      Benedict Anderson, a professor in the government department at
      Cornell University and author of books like "Imagined
      Communities: Reflections on the Origins and Spread of
      Nationalism" (Verso Books, 1991) and "The Spectre of
      Comparisons" (Verso Books, 1998), is a leading scholar of
      nationalism and of Southeast Asia. Having recently returned to
      Indonesia after being banned for 25 years, Mr. Anderson reflects
      on the country following the end of Suharto's three decades of
      power. In an interview with three people -- Philip Grant, a
      contributing editor; John Einarsen, the magazine's founding
      editor and art director; and Duan Phan, a contributor -- he
      calls the massacres that occurred there in 1965-66 a result of
      "Suharto's Gulag," and muses about how to pin down the total
      number of victims, which the government claims is about 600,000,
      but independent researchers say might be as high as two million.
      Mr. Anderson also answers some questions about Southeast Asia as
      a whole, mentioning the "enormous financial problems" and the
      impact of the West on countries like Thailand and the
      Philippines. Turning to nationalism, Mr. Anderson comments, "The
      striking innovation of nationalism, compared to all previous
      systems, is that its basic grammar is one of equality, even
      though in real life, of course, there's plenty of inequality."
      He notes the globalizing effects that technology has had on
      countries, "the way people are increasingly forced to use
      English, [which] has very specific American-Anglo power behind
      it," but maintains that "nothing has superseded the emotional
      and cultural prestige of the 'nation.'" Nationalism, he says, is
      a "kind of glue that makes people, on the whole, obey the law
      and respect each other, in very large communities." When asked
      about his vision for Southeast Asia's future, Mr. Anderson
      replies that "the age of great massacres in the region is over.
      That's probably due to the cold war being over and the fact that
      there are no massive ideological differences left. ... But the
      economy, of course, is the crucial thing." The article is not
      available online, but information about the journal can be found
      at http://www.kampo.co.jp/kyoto-journal/index.html

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