Black History Month begins
The Homewood campus celebrates black history this month with
some powerful speakers, great jazz, movies, parties and a lot
more. Hopkins' 1999 Black History Month, "African Heritage: A
Foundation for Our Modern Day Presence," kicks into gear this
Friday with jazz trumpeter Dontae Winslow and continues
throughout February with a series of events including talks by
luminaries like education researcher Asa Hilliard III, United
Negro College Fund president William Gray and psychologist Na'im
"I think my overriding goal putting this
together was to just get a dialogue going on campus," said Zaire
DuRant-Young, a sophomore and chair of this year's Black History
Month. "I hope some of these events will get people to talk about
issues that they might normally tiptoe around."
DuRant-Young and series organizers chose a
theme they hoped would both honor the past and look toward the
future. After all, said DuRant-Young, his class will be one of
the first to graduate and enter the work force in the next
Technology historian declares Vegas "eighth
He has helped define Detroit and the automobile, Silicon
Valley and the computer, MIT and the military-industrial complex.
For years he has trained students about how to understand
civilization's most impressive engineering marvels--bridges,
towers, dams and skyscrapers.
But Bill Leslie, a historian of science and
technology, has just discovered the Eighth Wonder of the Modern
World, and this spring he will lead his charges on their first
pilgrimage to witness the spectacle.
Viva Las Vegas!
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