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Former VP Joe Biden delivers strong motivational speech at MSU’s 2017 Spring Commencement

Former VP Joe Biden delivers strong motivational speech at MSU’s 2017 Spring Commencement

by Blair Young, Staff WriterMorgan State University welcomed Former Vice President, Joseph R. Biden as the guest speaker for the 141st Spring Commencement ceremony. He was received with a rousing applause from the crowd of graduates and their families. His speech began with a brief anecdote about how he first heard about Morgan, growing up in Wilmington, Delaware. “I worked on the east side of Wilmington, I was one of thirteen lifeguards in the big swimming pool, and I was the only white boy… I used to have to sit there in the locker room and hear whether or not […]

by · May 20, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · ALUMNI, CAMPUS NEWS, LOCAL NEWS, MSU Spotlight, NATIONAL NEWS, SPECIAL COVERAGE
Morgan’s College of Liberal Arts celebrates James Gilliam with Renaming Ceremony

Morgan’s College of Liberal Arts celebrates James Gilliam with Renaming Ceremony

by Devon Ashby, Staff WriterJames H. Gilliam, a prominent lawyer, philanthropist and humanitarian in Baltimore, once roamed the halls of Morgan State University’s College of Liberal Arts as an English major. Now, 50 years later, Morgan named the school in his honor. The unveiling ceremony took place in the lobby of Holmes Hall, and consisted of a portrait of Gilliam, who died in 2003, and a sign bearing the liberal arts college’s new name above the main elevator. Gilliam had several milestones throughout his career. These included becoming the state of Delaware’s first black Cabinet secretary, working for the Beneficial […]

by · May 12, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · ALUMNI, CAMPUS NEWS, LOCAL NEWS

Former Vice President Joe Biden is MSU’s Spring 2017 Commencement Speaker

by Terrance Smith, Staff WriterFormer Vice President Joe Biden will give the lead address at Morgan State University’s 141st commencement ceremony, May 20 in Hughes Memorial Stadium. In an email to the Morgan community, University President David Wilson said, “I’m pleased to announce that former Vice President of the United States, Joseph Biden, will deliver the 2017 Spring Commencement Address at our beloved Morgan on the occasion of our 150th Anniversary. We welcome him to Morgan and congratulate all of the graduates and our honorary degree recipients.” According to University Spokesman Clint Coleman, “We’re proud to be able to announce […]

by · April 14, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, LOCAL NEWS, NATIONAL NEWS
Morgan State University student Chinedu Nwokeafor, flanked by students from the schools within the HBCU coalition, speaking on the site of Tuesday's hearing.
Photo by Devon Ashby

HBCU students make presence known at coalition lawsuit conclusion

by Devon Ashby, Staff WriterStudents and alumni from Maryland’s four historically black universities showed up in solidarity for the final hearing of the lawsuit against the state of Maryland for lack of funding and duplicating programs. A coalition representing Bowie State University, Morgan State University, Coppin State University and University of Maryland-Eastern Shore sued the state to ensure that they are properly funded, and that their niche programs like nursing, cyber security and agriculture, among others, are properly funded. “When you create those niche programs and fund them properly, you’ll see an influx of students and dollars go into those […]

by · February 22, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · LOCAL NEWS, SECTIONS
Morganite of the Year: Fallen students of Morgan State University

Morganite of the Year: Fallen students of Morgan State University

by The MSU Spokesman Editorial StaffGerald Williams came to Morgan State University to major in multiplatform production. Marcus Edwards majored in social work in order to better understand and serve his community. Magid Breiq set his sights on a biology degree. Charles McGee studied political science. Dmitri Clemons was an engineering major. And Ciera Brookins was a student at the School of Social Work. None of them will walk across the stage at graduation to share that special moment with their classmates at Morgan. They did not transfer, take a hiatus or leave school to pursue other dreams. Williams was […]