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Family and Friends Mourn Morgan Student Killed in Shooting

Family and Friends Mourn Morgan Student Killed in Shooting

By Akira Kyles, Editor-in-Chief “Hurt”; the only way Savannah Lee could describe her emotions after finding out her little brother was fatally shot Monday night. Jonathan Tobash, a 19-year-old sophomore industrial engineering major at Morgan State University, was shot on Pelham Avenue at a store while on the way to visit his girlfriend, according to his mother, Mary Harry. “It hurts even more because I never imagined my brother on the other end of a gun being killed because he wasn’t in the streets, he wasn’t a bad kid, he went to school, he loved school, he motivated others to […]

by · December 22, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, LOCAL NEWS

NCAA Places Sanctions on Morgan State’s Athletic Department

By The MSU Spokesman Editorial StaffThe Morgan State University athletics program was rocked Tuesday by NCAA sanctions that will bar the university’s football, softball and women’s tennis programs from postseason play for a year and place the entire athletic department on probation for four years. The NCAA’s Division I Committee on Infractions charged the school with “a lack of institutional control,” alleging that athletics officials violated NCAA eligibility and financial aid rules. Specifically, the NCAA panel charged that over a four-year period from the 2012-13 academic year through the 2015-16 academic year, the school improperly awarded financial aid to student-athletes, […]

by · December 20, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS, CAMPUS NEWS, COLLEGE, SPORTS

Four reasons that Fred T. Farrier was released from Morgan State Athletics

by Blair Young, Sports EditorThe Morgan State Bears football team will begin next season with a number of new faces. The most important change came on Monday when head coach Fred T. Farrier was released from his contract. He was (4-18) in two seasons here at Morgan and finished the past season with only one win and in last place in the MEAC. Here are four reasons that led to the end of Farrier’s time at Morgan. 1. Performance on the field. When Farrier took over in 2016 the team was coming off 500 season in the MEAC, but was […]

by · December 19, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, LOCAL NEWS, SPORTS

Morganite of the Year: Brittany Dorsey

by Akira Kyles, Editor-In-ChiefServing your community isn’t something that all college students focus on as they balance classes and work but for Morgan State University’s Miss Junior, it is a priority. Brittany Dorsey, originally from Queens, New York, has always been about community service since her younger days as a Girl Scout. That same energy remained even in her college years and heightened in her position as Miss Junior, which why Dorsey is this year’s Morganite of the Year. “I believe that’s what makes the experience. I think if you’re not involved you don’t really get the full experience,” said […]

by · December 19, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS, CAMPUS NEWS, LOCAL NEWS, SPECIAL COVERAGE
Morgan State University Athletics released head football coach after a 1-10 season

Morgan State University Athletics released head football coach after a 1-10 season

by Ty’rique Sims, Asst. Sports EditorIn an announcement Monday afternoon, Morgan State University has released head football coach Fred T. Farrier from his contract. Bears defensive coordinator Ernest Jones will serve as the team’s interim head coach for the 2018 season while a search for permanent head coach is in the works. “After having an in-depth opportunity to fully assess all aspects of our football program for the past year, we have decided to go in a new direction,” said Morgan State Athletic Director Edward Scott.“We are confident that Coach Jones and the remaining coaches on staff are committed to […]

by · December 19, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, LOCAL NEWS, SPORTS