Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Nine HBCUs to Get Software in First Round of Microsoft Award

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Nine HBCUs to Get Software in First Round of Microsoft Award

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NEW YORK

The Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund TMSF) has announced that nine of its 45 member colleges and universities will be receiving new Microsoft software for technology upgrades, which is part of a $15 million software grant from the Microsoft Corp.

The schools, which are public historically Black colleges and universities, are scheduled to receive the software this month. The schools will be awarded a combined total of $2.4 million in Microsoft software in the first round of schools selected in a competitive process by the Thurgood Marshall Technology Initiative Advisory' Committee.

"Our partnership with Microsoft has enabled TMSF to address several critically important technology goals tot public HBCUs that include upgrading their current technology, increasing efficiencies and most importantly, ensuring that they have the technology to remain equally competitive in preparing young men and women for the global market place," says Dwayne Ashley, president of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund.

The first round of public HBCUs selected to receive the software are Southern University, Fayetteville State University, Harris-Stowe College, Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, Tennessee State University, Medgar Evers College, Jackson State University, Chicago State University and Prairie View A&M University. …

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