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Former VP Joe Biden delivers strong motivational speech at MSU’s 2017 Spring Commencement

Former VP Joe Biden delivers strong motivational speech at MSU’s 2017 Spring Commencement

by Blair Young, Staff WriterMorgan State University welcomed Former Vice President, Joseph R. Biden as the guest speaker for the 141st Spring Commencement ceremony. He was received with a rousing applause from the crowd of graduates and their families. His speech began with a brief anecdote about how he first heard about Morgan, growing up in Wilmington, Delaware. “I worked on the east side of Wilmington, I was one of thirteen lifeguards in the big swimming pool, and I was the only white boy… I used to have to sit there in the locker room and hear whether or not […]

Morgan’s College of Liberal Arts celebrates James Gilliam with Renaming Ceremony

Morgan’s College of Liberal Arts celebrates James Gilliam with Renaming Ceremony

by Devon Ashby, Staff WriterJames H. Gilliam, a prominent lawyer, philanthropist and humanitarian in Baltimore, once roamed the halls of Morgan State University’s College of Liberal Arts as an English major. Now, 50 years later, Morgan named the school in his honor. The unveiling ceremony took place in the lobby of Holmes Hall, and consisted of a portrait of Gilliam, who died in 2003, and a sign bearing the liberal arts college’s new name above the main elevator. Gilliam had several milestones throughout his career. These included becoming the state of Delaware’s first black Cabinet secretary, working for the Beneficial […]

by · May 12, 2017 · 0 comments · ALUMNI, CAMPUS NEWS, LOCAL NEWS

Former Vice President Joe Biden is MSU’s Spring 2017 Commencement Speaker

by Terrance Smith, Staff WriterFormer Vice President Joe Biden will give the lead address at Morgan State University’s 141st commencement ceremony, May 20 in Hughes Memorial Stadium. In an email to the Morgan community, University President David Wilson said, “I’m pleased to announce that former Vice President of the United States, Joseph Biden, will deliver the 2017 Spring Commencement Address at our beloved Morgan on the occasion of our 150th Anniversary. We welcome him to Morgan and congratulate all of the graduates and our honorary degree recipients.” According to University Spokesman Clint Coleman, “We’re proud to be able to announce […]

by · April 14, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, LOCAL NEWS, NATIONAL NEWS
The Future of Tech and Your Role in It

The Future of Tech and Your Role in It

by Justin Motley, Social Media EditorStudents, professors and tech enthusiasts gathered in the Earl G. Graves School of Business for another installment of the Presidential Distinguished Speaker Series, an initiative that brings some of the nation’s thought leaders from various professional fields to Morgan State University for open dialogue with the student body. This particular forum, titled “The Future of Tech and Your Role in It”, comprised of President David Wilson sitting down with two prominent figures in the tech industry to talk diversity and inclusion in that space. Maxine Williams, Global Director of Diversity at Facebook, and Yolanda Mangolini, […]

by · April 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS

Morgan State in the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

by Zanha Armstrong, Staff Writer28 years ago, the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC), the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) National Quiz Championship, was established to showcase the academic excellence of HBCU students. Morgan State University’s very own HCASC team goes back to nationals this weekend in hope of bringing home the trophy. “When I saw ‘Morgan’ I just couldn’t hold my emotion,” said Oluwakayode A. Jasanya, a sophomore electrical and computer engineering major. “I knew we did good, everyone did awesome in the qualifying tournament but just seeing it will make you proud of it.” MSU has had the […]

by · April 9, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, MSU Spotlight, NATIONAL NEWS