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

150th birthday of Morgan State celebrated with Proclamation Celebration

Janelle Ferguson, Arts and Entertainment EditorAs part of the Morgan State University sesquicentennial celebrations, campus president, Dr. David Wilson hosted a Proclamation Ceremony on Sunday to mark prominent moments and memorialize important sites in the development of this institution. Since Tuesday, April 30, 1867, this institution has been translated into many names before it was officially known to be the Morgan State University. Sunday marked the 150th year of operation, celebrated proudly in front of Holmes Hall. Festivities included recognizing the first class of only nine students to ever step foot at the Centenary Biblical Institute in 1867. Morgan State […]

by · May 1, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS 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

Global Village hosts New York doctor for forum

by Devon Ashby, Staff WritterThe School of Global Journalism & Communication’s, as part of their “Global Village” initiative, hosted a forum with a doctor who survived a rape and overcame the murders of her son and sister to earn her medical license. Growing up in the South Bronx was tough for Dr. Arabia Mollette. At age 15 she was sent to live with her father, who’d spent time in rehab for drug use, because her mother was deemed mentally unstable after trying to kill herself. Mollette’s tense relationship with her father led to him kicking her out, so she turned […]

by · April 14, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS