Brooklyn Congressman Ed Towns (pictured) is hailing the passage of the "Minority Serving Institution Digital and
Wireless Technology Opportunity Act of 2007," a pet project of his that will establish a new grant program within the U.S.
Department of Commerce providing up to $250 million for 2008 and any sums necessary
for Fiscal-Years 2009 through 2012 to strengthen the ability of minority serving institutions to adequately provide technology on their campuses.
"This is great news for
our Minority Serving Institutions, particularly our Historically Black Colleges
and Universities[HBCUs]. Students enrolled in HBCUs
need all of the necessary state-of-the-art tools that will allow them to
compete in a global society. This
legislation will benefit institutions such has those in the CUNY family and
Brooklyn’s very own
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