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January 8, 2001

Tennessee seeks equality through scholarships
Racial quotas at Tennessee's public colleges and universities are to be abandoned. Under new arrangements, the state will instead invest up to $75 million (£50 million) over the next ten years in scholarships for white students to attend the mainly black Tennessee State University and for black students to enrol at predominantly white universities.

Distance learning offers Kenya 'cheap' degrees
The University of South Africa has launched distance-learning degree programmes in Kenya to award degrees at reasonable costs. It hopes to enrol between 500 and 700 students by the end of 2001 at “very competitive fees”.   

Italy hunts for super managers
Italy's National Research Council has advertised for 22 “super managers” to run its institutes. The candidates need not necessarily be Italian, but are required to have experience in scientific research and administration.

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