Frederick Douglass Convocation Recap

by Penelope Blackwell, Staff WriterEducation was just one of the themes explored as Morgan State’s own Dr. Jared A. Ball addressed the audience at the Student Government Association sponsored Frederick Douglass Convocation, Thursday. The Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center was filled with students ready to embrace the spirit of black student magic. “Your black is magic. Yes, we are magic, but we are not inferior. Yes, we are magic, but not to be looked over. Yes, we are magic, but we are not to be oppressed people,” said Student Government Association president Joy Jolene-Griffin as she introduced Ball. Ball […]

by · February 9, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS
From left to right, Retired Col. Charles McGee, Reginald Rogers, and Charles Muondi at the Tuskegee Airman Symposium luncheon.
Photo by Maliik Obee.

Morgan hosts Tuskegee Airman for symposium [Lookbook]

Maliik Obee, Staff Writer and Benjamin McKnight III, Editor-in-ChiefAs part of Morgan State University’s Black History Month celebrations, the Earl G. Graves School of Business and Army ROTC hosted the Tuskegee Airman Symposium today. Retired Col. Charles McGee, a member of the Army Air Corps, spoke to an audience about his military experience during the desegregation of the armed forces, which began with segregated units. McGee’s accomplishments include over 400 combat missions through three wars – a record that has yet to be broken – before retiring in 1973. The day’s festivities also included an induction of new members into […]

by · February 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS

MSU President meets with International students following Muslim travel ban

by Devon Ashby, Staff WriterMorgan State University President David Wilson held a meeting with international students Thursday afternoon, where he condemned President Donald Trump’s travel ban on seven Muslim countries. Wilson said he was “disappointed” in Trump’s order, which went into effect January 27. “That [executive] order does not represent who we are as a country,” Wilson said. “It doesn’t represent who we are as higher education institutions in this country, and it certainly does not represent who we are here at Morgan.” Wilson continued by encouraging students to act with care when making international travel. He also said a […]

by · February 2, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, International News, PERSPECTIVES
Morganite of the Year Runner-Up: Mr. Morgan State University

Morganite of the Year Runner-Up: Mr. Morgan State University

by Tramon Lucas, Managing Editor“Black Lives Matter vs. All Lives Matter,” is one of the most controversial debates to shake up conversations over the last couple of years. BLM is not only a phrase; it is a movement to bring awareness to issues that African-Americans face today, whether it comes in the form of the average racist or the mistreatment from those sworn to protect and serve or anything in between. The ALM statement shoehorns its way into the discussion mostly out of fear and miseducation on the issues. When ALM supporters hear “Black Lives Matter” they think that immediately denounces […]

by · December 23, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · ALUMNI, CAMPUS NEWS, Morganite of the Year, SECTIONS

Morganite of the Year Runner-up: Miss Sophomore using her platform to inspire

Ja’Von Hill, Visuals Editor The title of campus queen can help a young lady the discover her ability to evoke change on her campus and inspire her fellow students. For Morgan State University’s Miss Sophomore Brittany Dorsey, she wanted to use her position to empower others through the story of struggles and success. On Aug. 12, Dorsey tweeted “I really pray this inspires someone!” before revealing to the campus – and subsequently, the world – her mother’s health issues and the impact it had on her growing up. Her bravery in revealing her story and desire to inspire her fellow […]

by · December 22, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, Morganite of the Year