Information Technology at Johnson C. Smith University Featured in TV Report - Higher Education
Higher Education News and Jobs

Information Technology at Johnson C. Smith University Featured in TV Report

Email




by Black Issues

Information Technology at Johnson C. Smith University Featured in TV Report
By Ronald Roach

]CHARLOTTE, N.C.

Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) and its information technology program became the focus of a three-minute feature story on the television series, “American Business Review” hosted by Morley Safer. The segment first aired on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) stations across the country last month, and has the potential to air multiple times during prime time programming over the next year.

The JCSU segment on the “American Review Series” has highlighted the value of small colleges impact by providing their students with the latest technology and skills. In the news story, Jihad Muhammad, a JCSU computer science major, and school president Dr. Dorothy Cowser discuss the information technology initiative on campus and its advantages to students.

“As soon as I came to Johnson C. Smith and looked at the campus and the buildings, you could see that the university really had a commitment to technology and giving students access,” Muhammad says in the report.

In fall 2000, JCSU became one of the first historically Black colleges to provide a laptop computer to every student. Students and their school-provided laptops have complete access to the campus-wide network and Internet services. Since 1994, the ratio of computers to students has improved from 1:10 to 1:1, according to school officials.



© Copyright 2005 by DiverseEducation.com

RELATED ARTICLES >>
Faculty Chemistry Pays Off at Georgia Gwinnett College Can you imagine a new state college having a junior faculty member chairing an open rank chemistry search committee? This occurred at a new college, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC), which is within the university system of Georgia. Dr. C. Douglas ...
Apprenticeship Programs Gaining Momentum While working a $15-an-hour job as security guard at a Caterpillar plant in Joliet, Ill., Ed Richardson knew he had to get more education and training to have a real shot at a career. The Caterpillar plant where he worked had been planning to move...
University of Memphis Lands its Largest Research Contract MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The University of Memphis has landed the largest research contract in the school’s history. The Commercial Appeal reported that the university won a $13.8 million research contract from the Office of the Director of National Intel...
Report: Good Jobs Available for Those Without Bachelor’s Despite the decline of manufacturing that made good jobs for high school graduates a rarity, there are still 30 million good jobs that don’t require a bachelor’s degree, a new report being released today from the Georgetown Center on Education and th...
Semantic Tags:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *