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Fighting surf wars – Personal Computing

Fighting surf wars – Personal Computing – internet advertising Reid Goldsborough The metaphor comparing the business world to a battle-ground is often overused. But it’s not trite to say that a fierce struggle is raging between Web advertisers frying to capture your attention and Web consumers who want to surf unfettered. The stakes are high. […]

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Thompson to Assist in Implementation of Tennessee Desegregation Settlement – Wendy Thompson

Thompson to Assist in Implementation of Tennessee Desegregation Settlement – Wendy Thompson – Brief Article NASHVILLE Wendy Thompson, formerly university counsel and assistant to the president at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, has joined the Tennessee Board of Regents’ central office staff as special assistant to the Chancellor for Geier implementation, a position mandated […]

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Brown as personal narrative

Brown as personal narrative Walter Clark I am bi-racial. My mother is Japanese, and my father is African American. My parents in effect were equal opportunity daters. I grew up in my father’s old neighborhood in New York’s South Bronx. He grew up in a pre-Brown era. The South Bronx was predominantly Black and Hispanic, […]

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Connerly initiative would ban collection of racial data: proposal is proving divisive among academics, and even past Connerly supporters

Connerly initiative would ban collection of racial data: proposal is proving divisive among academics, and even past Connerly supporters – Noteworthy news: the latest news from across the country Pamela Burdman Ward Connerly, the regent who brought the affirmative action ban to the University of California, now is taking his campaign for race-blindness a step […]

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Freedom Forum, Vanderbilt University to Construct New Journalism Diversity Institute – training facility for minority journalists

Freedom Forum, Vanderbilt University to Construct New Journalism Diversity Institute – training facility for minority journalists – Brief Article NASHVILLE, TENN. The Freedom Forum last month announced plans for construction of The Freedom Forum Institute for Newsroom Diversity at Vanderbilt University. The new $6 million facility will house the innovative training center for journalists of […]

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Baby steps toward educational success: noted columnist launches program to help poor parents guide their children’s learning

Baby steps toward educational success: noted columnist launches program to help poor parents guide their children’s learning Eleanor Lee Yates Last year, Washington Post Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist William Raspberry attended a reunion at the small, private Episcopal school he graduated from in Okolona Miss, population 3,500. “The school was a run by Black faculty who […]

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Standing up for diversity: as a university established for deaf students, Gallaudet’s diversity initiatives seek to further empower and enlighten its community – Washington

Standing up for diversity: as a university established for deaf students, Gallaudet’s diversity initiatives seek to further empower and enlighten its community – Washington – Cover story Phaedra Brotherton When Jerry C. Lee, former president of Gallaudet University — the Washington, D.C.-based university established for deaf and hard of hearing students — resigned in 1987, […]

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Degree-Producer Analysis Offers GOOD & BAD NEWS

Degree-Producer Analysis Offers GOOD & BAD NEWS – minority graduate numbers up, except for Hispanics Michele N-K Collison WASHINGTON — The number of African American students earning college degrees continues to increase at all categories of institutions, according to Black Issues in Higher Education’s annual survey of the Top 100 degree producers. Going by the […]

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Great, or constrained, expectations

Great, or constrained, expectations Julianne Malveaux With his mortarboard cap angled over his fight eye, a tiny diamond earring in his left ear, and an arm-swinging walk just short of jaunty, DeWayne cuts a fine graduation figure. He is full of smiles as the relatives–a grandmother, two aunts, an uncle, his parents and two sisters–gather […]

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Baltimore turns to DuBois Institute for digital divide program – Tech Talk – W.E.B. DuBois Institute for Afro American Research

Baltimore turns to DuBois Institute for digital divide program – Tech Talk – W.E.B. DuBois Institute for Afro American Research – Brief Article Ronald Roach BALTIMORE Less than two years after officials launched an after school computer academy in Boston in partnership with Harvard University’s W.E.B. DuBois Institute for Afro American Research, Baltimore officials have […]