Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Huston-Tillotson College Opens Dell Computer Laboratory. (Tech Briefs)

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Huston-Tillotson College Opens Dell Computer Laboratory. (Tech Briefs)

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AUSTIN, TEXAS

Last month, Huston-Tillotson College officials unveiled its corporate-sponsored Dell Computer Laboratory, which is housed in the Dickey-Lawless building.

The unveiling follows last year's announcement by Dell Computer Corp. officials of its $300,000 donation to Huston-Tillotson, the company's largest to a historically Black college or university. The donation came with an undesignated number of computers, which allowed the college to dedicate space for the computer laboratory. Dell Computer Corp. is located in Red Rock, Texas, and is near the Austin-based school.

Dr. Larry L. Earvin, president of Huston-Tillotson College, says the college has made significant advances in technology within the past two years and the Dell donation will complement existing strategies. Students at Huston-Tillotson College have access to more than 250 computers, wireless network capabilities in the residence halls and in other areas used most by students, in addition to computer laboratories in a majority of the campus buildings, and distance-learning classes.

The technology advances made at the college caught the attention of Texas legislators during the last legislative session. …

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