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Morgan Students Divided on Kappa Discrimination Charge

Morgan Students Divided on Kappa Discrimination Charge

  Morgan State student Brian Stewart wanted nothing more than to join Kappa Alpha Psi, a fraternity at Morgan, but was rejected because he is openly gay. After receiving a rejection letter from the fraternity a day after being interviewed, Stewart filed a formal complaint against the organization for his rejection. Morgan students had strong opinions about this situation occurring at their school. “I feel like Brian Stewart was right in his actions,” says sophomore John Benny, who is a member of the LGBT and openly gay himself. “I don’t understand why they would deny him like that, the fraction […]

by · November 13, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, CLUBS & ORGS, GREEK LIFE, LOCAL NEWS, NATIONAL NEWS, SECTIONS
Students Develop Apps in Hackathon Competition

Students Develop Apps in Hackathon Competition

 Tables of Morgan students sit in front of computers in the McKeldin Center anticipating a challenge. Twenty students split into groups of four are surrounded by wires, computer mice and Subway cups. In a scene similar to one in hit tech movie “The Social Network,” students are getting ready for the second annual Hack-A-Thon at Morgan State. The mission? To code a complete mobile app in 24 hours. The event was hosted by the Community Technology Organization (CTO), a group of local African American technology entrepreneurs looking to impact technology in the African-American community. William Mapp, owner of Maryland-based technology […]

by · November 11, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS
“Channeling Orange & Blue, but harboring feelings of red fury in the Black Community”

“Channeling Orange & Blue, but harboring feelings of red fury in the Black Community”

Anxiety. Fear. Apprehension. Nervousness. These are the feelings that arise in many homosexuals when they come out to their family and friends. In this context and in the wake of accusations of discrimination against a fraternity on campus, Morgan State University on Tuesday night hosted an open forum,  “channel ORANGE & Blue,” about homosexuality in the African American community, in the Tyler Ballroom of the Student Center. The event, which was hosted by Mr. Morgan, Monzona Whaley, and Morgan alumna and noted personality, Ms. Camille, opened with remarks by Kevin Banks, vice president of student affairs and President Wilson who took […]

by · November 8, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS
Morgan students weigh in on Kappa controversy (Video by Kyle Yearwood, Nneka Caldwell, Faven Amanuel)

Gay Student Alleges Frat Bias, Campus Reacts

A Morgan State senior filed a complaint against the Alpha Iota chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi this week alleging that he had been denied membership to the fraternity due to his sexual orientation. Honors student Brian Stewart who is openly gay told the national press this week that he filed the complaint after receiving a screenshot of a GroupMe chat where fraternity members referred to him as a “fag,” but advised giving “the perception of a fair & equal opportunity.” “I was so hurt,” Stewart told the Huffington Post on Tuesday. “I didn’t know I was going to have no […]

Morgan State’s Kappa Alpha Psi Chapter Allegedly Denies Student For Being Gay

Morgan State’s Kappa Alpha Psi Chapter Allegedly Denies Student For Being Gay

One of the infamous “Divine 9” fraternities at Morgan State University is put under investigation after allegedly rejecting a student membership because of his sexual orientation. Brian Stewart, a former White House intern, appeared to be one that a fraternity typically looks for- the model scholar. He had long dreamed of becoming a member of the university’s Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. His mentor and pastor, who are both members of the organization, had a major influence on his desire to join the fraternity. After his interview with Alpha Iota, Morgan State University’s chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, Stewart received his […]

by · November 1, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS