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      Subject: 1/29/2001 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 February
      2 issue. The Web addresses refer to the online versions of the
      articles.

      TOP STORIES:

      *  STUDENTS WHO ARE PARENTS: Congress provided the Education
         Department with much more money to support campus child-care
         centers.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i21/21a02201.htm

      *  THE ACCESSIBILITY ISSUE: Demands from disabled students and
         regulations from the federal government are prompting colleges
         to seek new designs in software and hardware. Community
         colleges in California are among those affected, and are
         spending millions of dollars on improvements after a complaint
         was filed with the U.S. Education Department.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i21/21a03001.htm

      *  DARK DAYS IN CALIFORNIA: College officials are joining others
         in coping with the unintended consequences of the state's
         experiment in electricity deregulation.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i21/21a02701.htm

      *  TIGHTENING THE BELT: Public colleges in the South are being
         especially hard hit by budget cuts as states unveil their
         spending plans for the next year.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i21/21a02101.htm

      *  TRIBE OUSTS COLLEGE CHIEF: Trustees of Little Big Horn College
         fired its founding president after a months-long struggle at
         the Crow college.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i21/21a02901.htm

      *  THE NEW ADMINISTRATION: President Bush sent legislation to
         Congress to encourage families to save more money for college.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i21/21a02501.htm

      *  CAMPUS CRIME: The Education Department released data showing
         an increase in 1999 in drug and alcohol arrests at two- and
         four-year colleges.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i21/21a03501.htm
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      ALSO OF INTEREST TO COMMUNITY COLLEGES:

      *  DIRECT-LENDING FIGHT: Before leaving office, the Clinton
         administration asked a court to dismiss a suit by lenders.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i21/21a02401.htm

      *  UNION GUIDELINES: The American Federation of Teachers called
         on colleges to adopt standards to assure the quality of
         distance education.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i21/21a03304.htm

      *  VIRTUALLY GONE: Plans by Michael J. Saylor, the head of
         MicroStrategy, to spend $100-million to create a new kind of
         online university appear to have evaporated.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i21/21a02702.htm

      *  STANDING MUTE ON THE BULLY PULPIT: They may have other
         distractions, but college presidents should speak out on
         important issues, writes Theodore M. Hesburgh, president
         emeritus of the University of Notre Dame.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i21/21b02001.htm

      *  BANNING BONUSES: Officials from for-profit and nonprofit
         colleges alike are questioning new federal rules on payments
         to student recruiters.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v47/i21/21a02301.htm
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      JOBS:

      Our Career Network has 84 positions available at two-year
      colleges, from the pages of The Chronicle.
         --> SEE http://chronicle.com/jobs/cc
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      special Web page just for community colleges at:
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