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Tennessee State University, Apple team up to increase diversity in coding

In an effort to expose diverse students to opportunities in the technology field, Tennessee State University launched an initiative last week that brings students from across the country to learn from tech-giant Apple.

The inaugural HBCU C2 Presidential Academy, hosted on Friday by TSU, is meant to expose students of color to coding and application development."The goal is to make sure HBCUs are not only up to date, but are creators and innovators of this new technology," said Robbie Melton, TSU’s interim Dean of Graduates and Professional Studies and the initiative’s main facilitator.

The program is meant to keep TSU and other HBCUs in the forefront of technology initiatives to ensure students of color have exposure to coding opportunities.

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