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Morgan State’s Retention director pens book on increasing retention rates

by Devon Ashby, The MSU Spokesman Staff WriterMorgan State University’s Director of Student Success and Retention released a new book on the degree gap completion rate amongst HBCUs. Tiffany Mfume’s book “What Works at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs): Nine Strategies for Increasing Retention and Graduation Rates,” focuses on the strategies that black colleges, particularly Morgan, are using to close the gap in degree completion. “We use the retention rate, which is the percentage of students that come back from the first year and return for the second year, and we also use the federal definition for graduation rate, […]

by · April 13, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · ALUMNI, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Books

Johnson appointed to state comission

by Keva Coles-BentonEdwin Johnson is the Senior Coordinator for Student Disability Services at Morgan State University, but his wealth of knowledge on the history of the University led to his appointment by Gov. Larry Hogan as commissioner on the State Commission for African American History and Culture. Johnson received three of his four degrees from Morgan State, majoring in speech communication, african-american studies and history. After assisting with an exhibit called “Untold Stories,” where he offered some of the historical artifacts he owns, Johnson was invited to apply for commissioner. Johnson’s artifacts include tokens of Morgan State’s past, Omega Psi […]

by · April 12, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · ALUMNI

Longtime Morgan contributors to announce largest financial contribution in MSU History

by Tramon Lucas, Campus News EditorA Morgan State alumnus will make a record breaking contribution to the school with the intent of assisting college-ready Baltimore City youth. MSU alumnus and retired UPS senior executive Calvin E. Tyler, Jr. and his wife Tina plan to give the university $5 million on Wednesday, according to campus president David Wilson. “This is a gift, and it will create an endowment at Morgan State University of $5 million,” said Wilson. “The interest off that endowment every year will be used to provide tuition free scholarships for college prepared students coming out of Baltimore city who want […]

by · February 10, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · ALUMNI, CAMPUS NEWS, LOCAL NEWS, SECTIONS

NFL Hall of Famer Willie Lanier’s Return to MSU

By MaliikObee, Staff WriterNFL Hall of Fame linebacker and Morgan State alumnus Willie Lanier returned to his alma mater today to deliver a lecture on business ethics. The lecture was the key event for the Grand Opening of the new Earl G. Graves School of Business. Lanier donated half a million dollars to the school in hopes to help prepare future Black businessmen and women to venture into the corporate world. The auditorium was filled with a large group that consisted of Morgan alum and current students, as well as the media. Lanier brought along some special guests, business guru […]

by · November 13, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · ALUMNI
Grand Opening of the Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management

Grand Opening of the Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management

By Akira Kyles, Staff WriterSixty-two years ago this past September, Earl G. Graves Sr., stepped onto the campus of Morgan State College with dreams, aspirations, and a desire to make a difference in this world. Friday morning, Graves returned to Morgan State University as founder and publisher of Black Enterprise Magazine, to be honored in the grand opening of the Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management, named after him. The building was an $80 million investment from many supporters and contributors, including Graves. There are currently 1,300 students enrolled into this school of business. Supporters such as Lt. […]

by · November 13, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · ALUMNI, CAMPUS NEWS