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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 […]

Reverend Bernard Keels, dean of the Morgan State University Chapel, with members of Sharp Street Methodist Episcopal Church.
Photo by Benjamin McKnight III.

Morgan State kicks off it’s 150th celebration where it all started

by Benjamin McKnight III, Editor-In-ChiefInside the Methodist Episcopal Church of Baltimore on the morning of Nov. 27, 1867, an act of incorporation was signed to create the Centenary Biblical Institute. Nearly a century and a half later, churchgoers gathered in the same church, now known as Sharp Street Methodist Episcopal Church, to kick off the beginning of Morgan State University’s sesquicentennial celebration. From the MSU president to the student government association, alumni – including a handful of members from the class of 1967 – and regular members of the congregation, dozens filled the pews to absorb the history in the […]

by · December 11, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · ALUMNI, CAMPUS NEWS, LOCAL NEWS

Veteran journalist is selected as 2016 Winter Commencement Speaker

by Tramon Lucas, Managing Editor Veteran broadcast journalist, Roland S. Martin will be the commencement speaker for Morgan State University’s 2016 winter graduation ceremony. Nearly 400 members of the graduating class will be in attendance as Martin addresses them, kicking off one of the three commencement ceremonies celebrating MSU’s sesquicentennial anniversary.   According to the university’s newsroom page, campus president David Wilson announced Friday that Martin will be the commencement speaker. Martin, host and managing editor of the daily news program NewsOneNow on TVOne, is an advocate for the African-American community. Author and columnist, Martin also works on the nationally […]

by · December 9, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, LOCAL NEWS

Morgan State alumna becomes Baltimore’s 50th Mayor

by Maliik Obee, Staff WriterCatherine E. Pugh expressed sincere gratitude for her alma mater, as she was sworn as Baltimore City’s 50th mayor, Tuesday morning. Pugh, Morgan State University alumna, was surrounded by not only family, dignitaries and political leaders in the state of Maryland, she was also surrounded by MSU president David Wilson and the choir.   Morgan State’s renowned choir was invited to sing the National Anthem and provided musical interlude during the mayor’s Inaugural Ceremony at the War Memorial Building. The choir paid tribute to rapper Common and R&B artist John Legend by performing their hit “Glory” from […]

by · December 6, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · ALUMNI, LOCAL NEWS, NATIONAL NEWS