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  Gene I. Maeroff, director of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media at Columbia University, co-sponsers at the media seminar.
TWENTY-ONE EDUCATION WRITERS from across the country gathered in Denver in early June for a two-day seminar on the “state role in higher education.” The seminar was jointly sponsored by the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education and the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, at Teachers College, Columbia University.

  Lucy Lapovsky

Among the speakers were Anthony Carnevale, vice president for public leadership at the Educational Testing Service; John Immerwahr, of Public Agenda; Lucy Lapovsky, president of Mercy College, in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.; Michael S. McPherson, president of Macalester College, in St. Paul, Minnesota; Richard S. Jarvis, president of United States Open University; and Michael W. Kirst, professor of education at Stanford University. Patrick M. Callan, president, and William Doyle, senior policy analyst, at the National Center, briefed the reporters on the 50-state Report Card on Higher Education that the Center will publish in the fall.

Journalists who attended the seminar were J. Linn Allen, Chicago Tribune; Mark Clayton, Christian Science Monitor; Tracy Courage, The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette; Dave Curtin, The Denver Post; and Laura Fasback, White Plains, N.Y., Journal News.

  Patrick M. Callan
Also, Maria Jo Fisher, Orange County, California, Register; Grace Frank, Tampa Tribune; Omer S. Gilliam, Jr., Tulsa World; Kelly Heyboer, Newark, N.J., Star-Ledger; and Sharon Jayson, Austin American-Statesman. Also, Beverly Medlyn, The Arizona Republic; Berny Morson, Denver Rocky Mountain News; Gloria Padilla, San Antonio Express-News; Ron Rutti, Cleveland Plain Dealer; and James Salzer, Atlanta Journal Constitution. Also, Scott Sandlin, Albuquerque Journal; Bill Schackner, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; Ruth Schubert, Seattle Post-Intelligencer; Marsha Shuler, Baton Rouge Advocate; Susan S. Thomson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch; and Tim Thornton, Greensboro, N.C., News and Record.

  Richard Richardson
AT A LATE JUNE MEETING in Palo Alto, CA, members of the Center’s State Policy Leadership Panel reviewed the 50-state report card. Panel members also discussed a forthcoming Center report describing the ways in which states are meeting, or avoiding, the enrollment problems associated with “tidal wave II.”

Travis Reindl

Lillian Montoya-Rael

  Dennis Jones
The meeting was chaired by Robert Atwell, former president of the American Council on Education. Other panel members present were Dennis Jones, president of the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems; Lee R. Kerschner, vice chancellor emeritus, California State University; and David A. Longanecker, executive director, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.

Also present were Lillian Montoya-Rael, deputy director, New Mexico Commission on Higher Education; Travis Reindl, director of state policy analysis, American Association of State Colleges and Universities; Richard Richardson, professor of higher education, New York University and Jane Wellman, senior associate, The Institute for Higher Education Policy.

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