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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 […]

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

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
T'Asia Muhammad (Left) sits down with The MSU Spokesman's Zanha Armstrong (Right) to talk about her experiences in life and at Morgan State University. Photo Credit Tramon Lucas

A Conversation with T’Asia Muhammad

by Zanha Armstrong, Staff WriterT’Asia Muhammad, a transfer student who was born in Illinois, is currently running to be the next Miss Morgan State University. Should she win, Muhammad will be the first Muslim Miss Morgan. She aspires to be a midwife, a decision that came from her fascination with pregnancy and babies. I had the opportunity to have a conversation with Muhammad as she gave some insight on who she is and the path she took that led her to Morgan State University. Zanha: Who is T’Asia Muhammad? Tell me about yourself, your childhood, what has made you who […]

by · April 4, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, MSU Spotlight
Morganite of the Year: Fallen students of Morgan State University

Morganite of the Year: Fallen students of Morgan State University

by The MSU Spokesman Editorial StaffGerald Williams came to Morgan State University to major in multiplatform production. Marcus Edwards majored in social work in order to better understand and serve his community. Magid Breiq set his sights on a biology degree. Charles McGee studied political science. Dmitri Clemons was an engineering major. And Ciera Brookins was a student at the School of Social Work. None of them will walk across the stage at graduation to share that special moment with their classmates at Morgan. They did not transfer, take a hiatus or leave school to pursue other dreams. Williams was […]

Do you want a Job?: Why students aren’t using the free services provided by the Center for Career Development

Do you want a Job?: Why students aren’t using the free services provided by the Center for Career Development

by Bria Wilson, special to The MSU SpokesmanWhen students step on Morgan State University’s campus for the first time, many come from different backgrounds and for various reasons. Some want to get away from home, others search for friendships, and many come, simply, for the social experience, but they all have one common goal. That common goal is to graduate from Morgan State University and land a job in their field of interest. With that common goal in mind, one would think an office such as the Center of Career Development would have high traffic and their services would consistently […]

by · November 28, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, MSU Spotlight, SECTIONS, SPECIAL COVERAGE