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February 12, 1996
John Pfeiffer, 75, who produced recordings by some of classical music's most famous artists, including Van Cliburn, Jascha Heifetz and Arturo Toscanini, in a 50-year career, died Thursday of a heart attack at his New York office.Affleck Gray, 89, a Scottish mountaineer, author and expert on the legendary Big Gray Man of Ben MacDhui, died Wednesday.The Rev. Frank C. Carr, 73, who gave up a publishing career to start a program for minority students, died Wednesday in Yuma, Ariz. Mr. Carr founded INROADS, a nonprofit college preparatory and career-development organization for minority students, in 1970.
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By Laura Charles | November 17, 1991
Invited guests gathered Nov. 10 at Towson State University for a reception hosted by TSU president Hoke Smith in honor of Charles "Roc" Dutton, actor and former TSU student. Mr. Dutton, who stars in Fox Broadcasting's comedy "Roc," was in town to launch the Charles Dutton Theatre Scholarship Endowment for Minority Students at TSU and to appear later that night in a one-man Shakespeare show.7/8
NEWS
September 29, 1992
Dr. Stuart D. Berger might have been hired to make waves in Baltimore County, but for now he enjoys a honeymoon period in his new post as superintendent of county schools.Since taking the job three months ago, he has advanced several innovative proposals, including an all-day kindergarten, an elementary-school experiment in which letter grades are not given and an arts high school. Yet, at this early stage, many observers are waiting to see how far Dr. Berger actually goes. Will he tinker with the school system or perform a major overhaul?
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By New York Times News Service | January 18, 1993
Black and Hispanic students are still far less likely to attend college than white students, according to a report released today by the American Council on Education.The 11th Annual Status Report on Minorities in Higher Education swings from weak optimism to deep gloom as it outlines the past year as well as the 1980s. The report is considered one of the most comprehensive and telling portraits of a crucial segment of education.The report shows that minority students are far less likely to finish high school than white students.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | December 9, 1996
Some Ellicott City parents are concerned about how a preliminary boundary line proposal for the new Hollifield Station Elementary School would affect the racial and socioeconomic balance among elementary schools in the area.Hollifield Station, scheduled to open next fall, is being built off Rogers Avenue in Ellicott City.The parents question whether the boundary lines would create disparities in the percentages of minority and low-income students at Hollifield and two other area elementary schools.
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By SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER | August 19, 1998
BERKELEY, Calif. -- Minority enrollment at the University of California at Berkeley Law School will increase slightly in this year compared with a year ago, admissions officials said.As the law school approaches a second year without affirmative action in admissions, officials announced that minority admissions will be up 32 over what they were at the beginning of the 1997-1998 school year.The increase brings the number of minority students enrolled at the law school to 85 of the total 275 students.
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By JACQUES KELLY and JACQUES KELLY,SUN REPORTER | January 27, 2006
Dr. Roland T. Smoot, the first African-American faculty member and assistant dean at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, died of apparent heart arrhythmia Wednesday in the hospital's emergency room. He was 78. Dr. Smoot, who retired in 2004, was on his way to the hospital from his Ashburton home for a heart test when he was stricken on the Baltimore Metro. "He was a quiet, gentle, committed and determined person who reminded me, in his own way, of Rosa Parks," said Dr. Levi Watkins, a Johns Hopkins surgeon and close friend who was a patient of Dr. Smoot's.
NEWS
February 28, 2012
New rules on school gifted and talented programs approved today by the state board of education have drawn fire from a coalition of groups that say such programs harm poor and minority students. The critics, which include Casa de Maryland and the Montgomery County NAACP, argue that the very act of labeling some students and not others as gifted creates winners and losers, and that the principal victims of such inequality are African-Americans, Hispanics and students from low-income families.
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By Chicago Tribune | April 4, 1994
CHICAGO -- Minority students are more likely than whites to study with, dine with and date students from different racial and ethnic groups, according to a nationwide study to be released tomorrow.However, students of color are much more likely than whites to feel excluded from school activities because of their racial or ethnic identity. And they are more likely to report racially based insults or threats made by faculty or fellow students, according to the study conducted by researchers from the Universities of Michigan and Arizona.
NEWS
April 22, 1994
* Peggy Pinn, 65, an educator at Howard University and the founder of a television and film training program for minority students, died April 6 of a stroke at Shady Grove Hospital in Rockville, where she lived. The native of Brooklyn, N.Y., wrote columns for The Amsterdam News and The Queens Voice in New York, worked in the news and public-affairs department at CBS-TV and on the production staff of the PBS series "Black Journal." In 1971, she founded the National Educational Television Training School in New York, a program sponsored by WNET that was designed to prepare minority students for jobs in communications.
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