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Morgan Community Honors Fallen Football Player

Morgan Community Honors Fallen Football Player

By Jada VanderpoolMorgan students, family and friends gathered in front of the Hill Field House with lit candles and balloons on Thursday at 8 p.m. for a candlelight vigil in honor of the fallen football player Marquese Meadow.  After a moment of silence, a teammate and family member spoke in remembrance of the fallen freshman, describing him as a young man who always had a smile on his face. At the end of the vigil, supporters let go orange and blue balloons for Meadow. “The support from the different athletic teams as well as different leaders on campus brought back […]

by · August 30, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, SECTIONS
Marquese Meadow collapsed during the first week of football practice.

Autopsy Rules Heatstroke Cause of Death for Morgan Football Player

An autopsy report released today revealed that Morgan State football player Marquese Meadow died from a heat stroke. Meadow, an 18-year-old incoming freshman and DC native, died on Aug. 24 at Johns Hopkins Hospital. “Marquese was a great young man and member of this family who was highly respected and loved by his teammates and coaching staff,” said Morgan State head football coach Lee Hull. “He was an unselfish kid and had an incredibly bright future and will be deeply missed.” Hull, newly appointed as Morgan’s football coach on Jan. 9, spent the past six years (2008-2013) as the wide […]

by · August 26, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS, CAMPUS NEWS, LOCAL NEWS, SECTIONS, SPORTS
Morgan students protest Nigerian kidnappings.

‘Bring Back Our Girls’ Campus Activists Demand

  Nearly 200 Morgan students demonstrated on campus at noon yesterday to raise awareness of the 276 girls abducted from their boarding school in Chibok, Nigeria by a group called, “Boko Haram.” Boko Haram is an Islamic extremist group. The name means “Western education is forbidden.” The organization claims responsibility for kidnapping the 276 young girls from their school. Boko Haram is threatening to sell them into slavery. Morgan students and faculty from various groups and organizations came together to voice their opinion about this situation and to demand that action be taken to bring the girls back home to […]

by · May 9, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, LOCAL NEWS, NATIONAL NEWS, SECTIONS
Rockatima comes to Morgan's Student Center

Students React to Drag Queen on Campus

“Oh, f**k no!” was the first thing that Rockatima heard when she stepped into the Morgan State University canteen for the second time. She turned toward the noise and noticed that a male student, along with his whole table of friends, was laughing while looking at her. “Did you hear that?” she asked before rolling her eyes and entering the kitchen. Rockatima had been on Morgan’s campus for the past four hours and that comment was, by far, the most shocking one that she received. She knew that some people wouldn’t be pleased with her appearance, but she didn’t think […]

by · May 5, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS
Professors Divonna Stebick from Gettysburg College (left) and Morgan's C. Sean Robinson (right) consider portrayals of gay youth on TV.

Coming Out in Popular TV–and the Classroom

  Morgan State University professor C. Sean Robinson and Divonna Stebick, an assistant professor at Gettysburg College, discussed popular TV’s influence on young adults and ways to use that influence to their advantage in a lecture at the Earl S. Richardson Library last week. “How does the media impact who we are and how we are in the world,” Robinson, an Advanced Studies Leadership & Policy professor asked. This question drove him to research popular T.V. and how it effects today’s youth. He started a project studying how pop culture portrayed gay youth. He got a group of students to […]

by · April 30, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, SECTIONS