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ERIC Number: EJ764799
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar-8
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
Digging Out of the Digital Divide
Galuszka, Peter
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v24 n2 p20-23 Mar 2007
One of the most prominent engineers and entrepreneurs in the country, Dr. Randal D. Pinkett keeps a high profile on issues related to minorities, technology and education. The holder of five degrees, Pinkett has built an academic record that includes a doctorate and MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He was also named a Rhodes Scholar in 1994. While an undergraduate at Rutgers University, he founded BCT Partners, a consulting firm now based in Newark, New Jersey. Its clients include many technology giants, such as Hewlett-Packard, Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer. "Black Issues In Higher Education," "Diverse's" predecessor, first introduced readers to Pinkett when he was named an Arthur Ashe sports scholar more than 10 years ago. He gained national, if not worldwide fame as the 2005 winner of Donald Trump's NBC reality-based television show, "The Apprentice." The Philadelphia native has also been praised for his work to help close the digital divide: as a graduate student at MIT, Pinkett founded a project to bring the Internet to a mostly Black housing project in Boston. This article presents an interview with Pinkett, in which he talked about boosting minority representation in the sciences and closing the digital divide.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts; New Jersey