Bringing disability awareness to Morgan State University

Bringing disability awareness to Morgan State University

by Anthony Douglas, Contributing WriterFor one student, the decision in creating a safe space to raise awareness about students living with disabilities, was important. Rodney Coates is a disability student representative who put together an event to help bridge the gap between people living without disabilities and people living with disabilities.  Coates said that the problem is not that people don’t know that people are living with disabilities, it’s the fact that most people don’t understand how to interact or engage with these people. This is what his awareness event, “Disable the Label” is all about. “It’s geared to bring […]

by · October 27, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, LOCAL NEWS, SPECIAL COVERAGE
Edwin T. Johnson, serving as Mister Morgan 1991-1992. Courtesy of Edwin T. Johnson.

Throwback Thursday: A profile on Edwin T. Johnson

by Akira Kyles, Managing EditorEdwin Johnson has worn many hats at Morgan State University – student, teacher, class president – but his most precious hat is that of a historian. Johnson first attended Morgan State in the fall of 1988 to 1992. As an undergraduate, he served as a student ambassador through the office of admissions, was sophomore class president, pledged the Morgan State chapter of Omega Psi Phi and served under the title of Mister Morgan.  “My experience at Morgan was absolutely wonderful. It was very different than it is now,” said Johnson. “My student life was very exciting […]

by · October 26, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · ALUMNI, CAMPUS NEWS, SECTIONS, SPECIAL COVERAGE, Throwback Thursday

Morgan State’s plans on the future of student housing

by Akira Kyles, Managing Editor and Penelope Blackwell, Campus News EditorMorgan State University’s administration is looking ahead for housing improvements following the overflow of waitlisted students this fall semester. This semester, Morgan State experienced an increase in incoming freshman and transfer students with a 37 percent increase in female student enrollment. To combat the overflow, some students were temporarily housed in the hotel rooms in the Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management for three weeks and others were sent to a hotel four miles away from campus. It is an understatement to say the housing incident was bizarre, […]

by · October 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, COLLEGE

The Bears travel to battle Howard University at their homecoming (Preview)

by Ty’rique Sims, Assistant Sports EditorThe Morgan State Bears (1-5, 1-2)  are coming off their first win of the season from homecoming, defeating the Savannah State Tigers 48-28. Bears quarterback Elijah Staley had his best game of the season against the Tigers tossing three touchdowns, for 220 yards and zero interceptions. Senior running back Eric Harrell ran for 114 yards and a touchdown. The win against Savannah State gave the Bears offensive unit some positives. It was the second game of the season where Staley didn’t turn the ball over (he has thrown nine interceptions so far this season) and […]

by · October 20, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS, CAMPUS NEWS, LOCAL NEWS, SPORTS
MSU retention rates coincide with financial need

MSU retention rates coincide with financial need

by Penelope Blackwell, Campus News EditorSome were there for food quality improvements and others for disability service issues, but the Morgan State University community heard the president’s numbers about decreased retention but the need for more financial support. The auditorium located in the University Student Center filled about 125 seats of students, staff, faculty and more. David Wilson, the president of MSU, explained the detailed data about the increased number of returning sophomores, juniors and graduates as he explained that the decrease of retention is simply because students do not have the funds. “Last year we had about 1,054 about […]

by · October 20, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, COLLEGE, LOCAL NEWS, SPECIAL COVERAGE