Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Ready, Set, Go!

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Ready, Set, Go!

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Ready, Set, Go!

The race back to school is on! By now you have, no doubt, noticed that we at Black Issues In Higher Education are starting the 1998-99 academic year with a whole new attitude.

The August 6 edition was our maiden voyage into the world of four-color printing. The current edition marks the debut of several new sections, including our new regular focus on technology.

For several years now, Black Issues In Higher Education has been exploring a cost-efficient way to upgrade its computer system. The current system is a patchwork of Macintosh and IBM clone machines, some of which are so old they still have amber screens and 5.25-inch floppy disk drives.

After many contemplative discussions, several false starts, and years of worrying about how we could afford a new system -- although we knew we couldn't afford not to purchase one -- a contract has finally been signed and the new computers are due this fall. We expect they'll represent a giant leap forward in our efforts to serve the ever-growing needs of our subscribers, readers, and advertisers.

This experience has taught us that making technology decisions is serious business. Whether you are a professor trying to select a computer for your home office, or a senior administrator managing a large campus computer network, our new technology section aims to provide you with information, resources, and ideas that will equip you to make better technology decisions. We also intend to provide you with the latest news on how technology is being used in the classroom, in laboratories, and elsewhere to advance the progress of people of color in the academy as well as in society at large. …

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