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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

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 in the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

by Zanha Armstrong, Staff Writer28 years ago, the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC), the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) National Quiz Championship, was established to showcase the academic excellence of HBCU students. Morgan State University’s very own HCASC team goes back to nationals this weekend in hope of bringing home the trophy. “When I saw ‘Morgan’ I just couldn’t hold my emotion,” said Oluwakayode A. Jasanya, a sophomore electrical and computer engineering major. “I knew we did good, everyone did awesome in the qualifying tournament but just seeing it will make you proud of it.” MSU has had the […]

by · April 9, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, MSU Spotlight, NATIONAL 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
Notable journalist Gwen Ifill dies

Notable journalist Gwen Ifill dies

Benjamin McKnight III, Editor-In-ChiefFormer Washington Post and New York Times reporter Gwen Ifill died Monday afternoon at the age of 61 after a battle with cancer. A native of New York City, Ifill’s career began as an intern at the Boston Herald-American while she was a student at Simmons College, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications. Following her time interning in Boston, she went on to work at nationally recognized publications such as the Washington Post, New York Times, then NBC. “Gwen Ifill and I have been friends since her days at the Baltimore Evening Sun. She […]

by · November 16, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · NATIONAL NEWS