What’s New

The City University of New York-Baruch College’s Weissman School of Arts and Sciences has added a master’s program in business journalism. The program will teach students how to identify and analyze business issues and trends, develop a keen sense of news judgment, and set stories within cultural, economic, ethical, social, and political contexts.
The program consists of 36 credit hours. Core courses include media analysis and ethics, and business journalism courses such as Reporting in Cyberspace and Business and Financial Writing. Electives include courses in banking, labor, the arts, the fashion industry, and Wall Street. Also, a final-semester thesis — in the form of a substantial, publishable, investigative business story — is required for graduation.
Full-time students can expect to complete the program in two years, although a summer course may be necessary. Part-timers can expect to complete the program in three year. Graduate assistantships and internships—- both on and off campus — are available.
The deadline for applications for the class beginning in spring 2000 is Dec. 1, 1999. The deadline for applications for the fall 1999 class has already passed.
For more information, contact the school’s Office of Research and Graduate Studies by phone at (212) 802-3032.

Hampton University is offering two new healthcare degrees.
Although Hampton does not offer an undergraduate degree in physical therapy, the historically Black institution is currently enrolling students into a new doctorate of physical therapy program — the first such program at an HBCU— for the fall 1999 semester. A bachelor’s degree is required for acceptance.
The program will include courses in anatomy, physical therapy procedures, and kinesiology. Clinical rotations are also part of the curriculum, which students should be able to complete in seven to eight semesters.
For more information, call Dr. Marilys Randolph at (757) 727-5260.
Also, the Hampton Community Development Corporation’s nurse aide education program is now offering classes to prepare students to become certified as a nurse aide.
This program provides structured classroom lectures; a demonstration lab for required skills, and clinical practice in a healthcare setting. The criteria for admission to the five-week program are a high school diploma or GED and a personal interview.
For more information or to obtain an application, call (757) 728-6543.

The University of South Florida-St. Petersburg recently endowed the John Hope Franklin Professorship in Southern History to enhance the institution’s commitment to liberal arts and to honor the 1995 Presidential Medal of Freedom winner.
The 84-year-old civil rights scholar graduated from Fisk University and received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1941. His 1947 book, From Slavery to Freedom: A History of Negro Americans is now in its eighth edition and has sold over 4 million copies. In 1954, he assisted NAACP attorneys in their preparation for the Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation suit. The following year, he became chair of the history department at Brooklyn College, the first African American to hold such a position at a traditionally White higher education institution. 



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