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Edwin T. Johnson, serving as Mister Morgan 1991-1992. Courtesy of Edwin T. Johnson.

Throwback Thursday: A profile on Edwin T. Johnson

by Akira Kyles, Managing EditorEdwin Johnson has worn many hats at Morgan State University – student, teacher, class president – but his most precious hat is that of a historian. Johnson first attended Morgan State in the fall of 1988 to 1992. As an undergraduate, he served as a student ambassador through the office of admissions, was sophomore class president, pledged the Morgan State chapter of Omega Psi Phi and served under the title of Mister Morgan.  “My experience at Morgan was absolutely wonderful. It was very different than it is now,” said Johnson. “My student life was very exciting […]

by · October 26, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · ALUMNI, CAMPUS NEWS, SECTIONS, SPECIAL COVERAGE, Throwback Thursday
Throwback Thursday: A profile on Tiffany Mfume

Throwback Thursday: A profile on Tiffany Mfume

by Dominique Hunter, Copy Desk EditorOn the 25th anniversary of her 1992-1993 reign as Miss Morgan State University, Tiffany Mfume, alumna and assistant vice-president of student success and retention recapped her time as a student on campus. Mfume’s role as Miss Morgan was to serve as a representative for the students at the University. In this role, Mfume carried the title and the image of the University with much respect in academic and personal appearances. Through her reign, she was actively involved in community service projects dedicated to assisting the elderly. “I went to the senior citizen home on a […]

by · October 19, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · ALUMNI, CAMPUS, CAMPUS NEWS, SPECIAL COVERAGE, Throwback Thursday
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 […]

by · May 20, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · ALUMNI, CAMPUS NEWS, LOCAL NEWS, MSU Spotlight, NATIONAL NEWS, SPECIAL COVERAGE
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 · Comments are Disabled · ALUMNI, CAMPUS NEWS, LOCAL NEWS

First annual Beulah Davis day celebration to occur this week

by Akira Kyles, Campus News Editor  In honor of National Library Week, the Earl S. Richardson Library will be hosting the first annual Beulah M. Davis Day. Beulah Davis was the first professionally trained and the second alumni librarian to serve Morgan College. Davis graduated in 1925 then returned in 1926 while completing her degree in Library Science. She remained at Morgan for nearly 40 years. “In light of Morgan’s 50th anniversary, contributions by people such as Ms. Davis need to be public, remembered and celebrated,” said Ida Jones, the first and current University Archivist. Beulah M. Davis Day is […]

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