MSU Spotlight

Presidential Distinguished Speaker Series addresses the concerns in the black community and ponders Post-Trump Era

Presidential Distinguished Speaker Series addresses the concerns in the black community and ponders Post-Trump Era

by Akira Kyles, Campus News EditorFollowing recent deaths from police brutality and with concerns for black communities under the reign of president-elect Donald Trump, Morgan State University concludes their Presidential Distinguished Speaker series for 2016 by discussing policing in black communities. The panel included the Honorable Robert M. Bell, former chief judge of Maryland Court of Appeals, Sunny Hostin, senior legal correspondent for ABC News, and Perry Tarrant, assistant chief of police in Seattle, Wash. “We do hope the strategists discussed by the incredible panelists will contribute to our understanding and eventually improving the relationships between blacks and police here […]

by · November 18, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, MSU Spotlight

Remembering the life of Morgan’s Dmitri Clemons

by Justin Motley, Contributing Writer Nearly 200 people gathered in an intimate setting at People’s Community Baptist Church in Silverspring to honor the life of Dmitri Clemons, a Morgan State senior civil engineer major who died after an accident in Hurt Gymnasium. The church pews were filled with his family, friends and folks from the Morgan State community, all of whom were gravely impacted by this unfortunate event. The charismatic and influential energy was felt as people who were immediately close to Clemons described his accomplishments and said that he would be most remembered for taking over the room. “Dmitri […]

by · October 1, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, MSU Spotlight
Getting to know the new Miss Morgan

Getting to know the new Miss Morgan

by Devon Ashby, Staff WriterMorgan State University recently named a new Miss Morgan State to its royal court for the 2016-2017 academic school year. Kayla Natae Lawrence, a senior strategic communications major, replaced Chelsea Johnson after she resigned to pursue an internship opportunity at ESPN. Lawrence is from Elizabeth, New Jersey, a predominantly Hispanic city. She describes herself as a young, “vibrant-but-quiet, African-American girl,” who loves spending time with friends and family. Upon being named to the royal court for the first time in her collegiate career, she explained her reaction when hearing the news was being scared, not of […]

by · August 29, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, MSU Spotlight, SECTIONS
#QOTW: 2016-2017 school year goals!

#QOTW: 2016-2017 school year goals!

by Ja’Von Hill, Visuals EditorThis week marked the first week of classes for 2016-2017 academic school year at Morgan State University. We asked students what goals they’re looking forward to accomplishing this year, as the fall semester is underway. Take a look below and enjoy!

by · August 26, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · #QOTW, CAMPUS NEWS, MSU Spotlight, PERSPECTIVES
A Year In The Life Series: Introducing Ricardo Rivera

A Year In The Life Series: Introducing Ricardo Rivera

by Tramon Lucas, Managing EditorAs a part of the “A Year In The Life” ongoing series, the following video is of senior Ricardo Rivera, majoring in social work. This summer, Baltimore City Public School students followed Rivera around for a week while he was a Access peer mentor and more. A man of S.M.O.O.T.H., residence assistant, peer mentor, SGA member and so much more! Get to know more about Rivera! Special thanks to the students of Baltimore City Public Schools!

by · August 25, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · A Year In The Life, CAMPUS NEWS, MSU Spotlight