The Register, 1991-11-23
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this is tremendous and signal honor for a&t s tate university said dr edward b fort the competition for the designation of just six hbcu's out of 114 as research universitites was keen and our selection is a tribute hogan said the initial six institu tions and two more still in discovery are considered eligible by the wash ington dc based foundation to re ceive targeted financial technical and hogan said the program seeks to address the fact that of all doctoral de grees awarded in the physical sciences mathematics and computer engineer ing sciences only 1.7 percent go to blacks dr william e hogan vice presi dent of medtronic inc and chairman of the historically black research uni versity foundation of washington dc announced a&t as one of the winners of nationally competitive awards and stated our goal is to provide a mini mum of 10 millions over five years grams north carolina a&t state univer sity's designation by the historically black research university founda tion for science and technology as a research university will result in much enhanced funding for its science engi neering technology and business pro the university also leads the na tion in the granting of master's degrees in engineering a&t's school fofbusi experience a&t in 1988-89 graduated more black engineers than any college or university in the nation foundation officials say the pro the other black universities desig nated as research centers included clark atlanta university florida a&m university hampton univer sity howard university and the meharry medical school a major contribution to the nation's critical need of graduating more blacks in the sciences engineering technolo gies and business both at the under graduate and the ph.d levels the idea " said fort is to have a&t and the other universities make fort said the foundation will pro vide funding for a&t professors and students to engage in collaborative research with the other black research universitites and with major federal organizations and universities this type of activity is an impor tant and welcome intervention by the private sector into the sponsorship of advanced and fully competitive edu cation not just for the afro-ameri cans targeted but an important har binger for american higher education generally recruitment aimed at whites aggies strive for ph.d program by bj evans sports editor by letitia wiggins chief reporter chancellor edward fort the ph.d programs would be m electrical and mechanical engineering and could be offered as early as 1993 iwiuiiimirii â€” the prospect of north carolina a&t state university being granted new doctoral and master's degree pro grams may soon become realities according to a report prepared by a consulting group to university of north carolina system president cd span gler and the board of governors he also noted that the white stu dent enrollment this year is about 12 in any given year you will find that the percentage of white students on our campus will be within a range of 10 percent to 13 percent said hayes hayes continued by saying that a&t's percentage of white students dropped below the acceptable level in school year we've gotten good participation from our minority faculty members and we've done quite well i think in terms of recruiting white students on our campus he said according to hayes faculty mem bers are fully supporting the effort fort added that a&t is proceeding with its plans for the programs and will submit the required formal proposal soon i view the implementation of tech nical ph.d programs at a&t as a wonderful opportunity for highly quali fied minorities and others and a sig nificant opportunity for local and state wide businesses and industry to bene fit from this new source of technical ph.d talent fort says that a&t's ph.d pro grams would be linked not only to the economic development of the triad but to the nation as well these programs would provide qualified scientists needed not only in this region of north carolina but throughout the state there is little doubt that north carolina a&t state university should be allowed to proceed now with plan ning an implementation of the pro posed ph.d degrees in electrical and dr edward hayes vice chancellor for academic affairs says the gen eral administration of north carolina's university system requires a&t to increase its white student enrollment it's part of a desegregation consent decree under which the university is still operating he said hayes said that it is by mandate that the university has to recruit white stu dents just as historically white institu tions have to recruit black students hayes says the general administra tion also requires the university to set aside some minority scholarships spe cifically for the recruitment of white students north carolina a&t state univer sity has become committed to increas ing its white student enrollment by en listing white faculty and staff to volun teer as recruiters pageant queen visits a&t percent the committment of the university is to try to maintain that level of de segration on campus he added hayes said that as overall enroll ment increases white student enroll ment is likely to decrease a large percentage of this year's incoming freshman class is black he said dents hayes said that although a&t has a recruitment team that is multi-racial the general administration mandates that they enlist white faculty and staff to aid in the recruitment of white stu even though we've gotten more students overall in my opinion the percentage of white students will remain constant or probably decrease hayes feels that with the continued support of the faculty and staff a&t will be able to maintain an acceptable percentage of white students as a university practice we do not send white recruiters to white schools and black recruiters to black schools he said our admission's recruitment team consists of blacks whites and hispanics and we send them all however hayes says that the uni versity does not send only white re cruiters to enlist white students report stated mechanical engineering and we rec ommend such authorization the by letitia wiggins chief reporter chancellor fort had praise for dr harold martin dean of the school of engineering and the faculty for their " extraordinary talent and commit ment to the students he also praised the students for their " academic tal ents and readiness for doctoral in the program was sponsored by chrysler corporation in conjunction with the alpha mu chapter of delta sigma theta sorority inc massen gill company proline corporation and a&t's student government associa state university delta sigma theta sorority inc and ambassador-at-large at grambling i firmly believe that the implem entation of technical ph.d programs at a&t is the right thing to do and that now is the right time to do it said a&t chancellor dr edward b fort if north carolina a&t is granted a doctoral program the university as well as the engineering department would become the first historically black university in the state to have such a diversity of program offerings the new master's programs possibly would be in computer science chemi cal and civil engineering and nursing struction and research dr martin pointed out that a&t a 100-year-old land-grant university has always assumed a leadership role in the field of engineering education tion she spoke to students and admin istrators about the importance of pro moting afrocentricity williams a senior at grambling state university visited a&t as part of her national tour of african-ameri can colleges and universities north carolina a&t paid tribute to tiffany williams miss collegiate african-american on nov 13 in the memorial student union williams said that courses in afri can culture should be a requirement when every student leaves this uni versity they should have some knowl edge and appreciation for africa and its contribution to the world 1 she said williams is currently president of williams ended her speech with a challenge to the students as an afri can-american student i charge you to be dedicated to the promotion of afro centricity on our african-american college and university campuses he also noted that women should be judged for their accomplishments and not for the way they look we strongly believe that a woman is much more than what you can see in a bathing suit he said he said that this is the first pageant in history to eliminate the swimsuit competition praise and attention frank mercado-valdes president of the miss collegiate african ameri can pageant introduced williams in the program d insi e on the serious tip 2 our people our pride 3 on the yard 4 around the block 5 sports 6 on the road store all valuables computers stereos etc out of sight either in a locked closet a locked footlocker etc the best defense is to take the items home with you close blinds of curtains especially if living quarters are on the ground floor make sure electrical appliances are unplugged double check to make sure windows and doors are locked before leaving...do not pack your car the night before you leave if leaving your car on campus we recommend parking in a lighted area make sure car is locked remove valuables or hide them in the trunk this is less tempting to a potential burglar complied by maj gloria a graves holiday safety tips from the a&t university police have your car serviced before leaving check the oil water fluid levels brakes including the spare tire etc try to fill up the gas tank any time the gas level gets below one-half 1/2 tank if your car breaks down in transit put the hood up and get back inside and lock your doors don't accept help from strangers particu larly if you are female if someone stops and offers help ask them to go ahead to the next phone and call the police remember.appearancecanbedeceiving never pick up hitchhikers when you get there above all use common sense if staying at a hotel check to see if they have a safe or safe-deposit box avoid carrying large amounts of cash...travel checks are better carry your wallet in your front pocket not your back pocket as pick pockets can easily remove your wallet from your back pocket if carry the bag close to your body under you arm don't leave your pursue or any property unattended even for a minute if you are mugged or your pursers grabbed give it up...don't fight for it your safety is more important than a purse which can be replaced she feels that the pageant sends a message that historically african american institutions are worthy of this is truly a pageant that pro motes the greatness and beauty of africa and the greatness and beauty of african-american colleges and uni versities said williams williams says she became com mitted to promoting afrocentricity as a result of the miss collegiate african american pageant which was held in hollywood calif this past summer a&t register north carolina agricultural and technical state university greensboro north carolina november 23,1991 celebrating a century of excellence 1891-199 1 a&t chosen as research center volume 67 no 3 the historically black research foundation is an outgrowth of presi dent george bushes executive order 12320 to encourage the participation of the private sector in black higher education strengthen the universitites by increas ing substantial research dollars from private industry a&t is one of six historically black colleges selected nationally to partici pate in the program designed to scientific resources from private in dustry and federal research institutions ness and economics was the first his torically black accounting department to gain national accreditation faculty of the universities will be provided with the opportunities to secure advanced degrees and industry gram will support the hbcus with funds for endowments and capital projects as well as chairs in mathe matics and science the a&t register staff would like to wish all a commenting on the awards dr walter massey director of the na tional science foundation said to our outstanding academic programs world-class professors and our sig nificant research acumen this op portunity comes at the right time in our history
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