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Second officer acquitted in the death of Freddie Gray

Second officer acquitted in the death of Freddie Gray

Baltimore City police officer Caesar Goodson was acquitted on all counts, including the most serious charge, second degree depraved heart murder, in the death of Freddie Gray.

by · June 23, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · LOCAL NEWS, NATIONAL NEWS, NEWS IN BRIEF
Journalists and distinguished guests attend NABJ Region 1 conference

Journalists and distinguished guests attend NABJ Region 1 conference

by Maliik Obee, The MSU Spokesman Staff WriterJournalists from all over gathered in the School of Global Journalism & Communication at Morgan State University for the National Association of Black Journalists annual Region 1 conference, Saturday. The NABJ Region 1 conference, with the help of the Baltimore Association of Black Journalists, featured panel discussions and workshops led by distinguished professionals in the world of journalism. In a special master class, U.S. Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) sat down with lead WJZ-13 CBS anchorman Vic Carter for a keynote interview. After an introduction by Carter documenting Cummings decorated career, Cummings received a […]

White House announces changes to summer pell grant

White House announces changes to summer pell grant

by Shawn Massie, special to The MSU SpokesmanThe Obama administration has unveiled an initiative to improve a key tuition assistance tool—the Federal Pell Grant—with elements that will aid students especially at historically Black colleges and universities. The move, announced Thursday, will modernize the way student loans appear on borrowers’ credit reports, promote borrowers’ successful loan repayment, and reduce borrower defaults, according to the Department of Education. “The Obama Administration continues to look for ways to make college more affordable and accessible for all families. A college degree is one of the best investments a student can make in his or […]

by · April 29, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · NATIONAL NEWS, NEWS IN BRIEF
Morgan State Professor Stanley Nelson talking to viewers at Charles Theatre

Shooting threat clears screening of Morgan professor’s documentary

The threat of a possible shooting, delivered via social media, caused the evacuation of the screening of a documentary directed by a Morgan State University professor Saturday. . The Baltimore Sun reported that a threat was made via Twitter to the New York distributors responsible for the “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of The Revolution” documentary and notified theater owner Buzz Cusack. Cusack told the Sun that the theatre was cleared around 1 p.m. Award-winning filmmaker and Morgan State professor Stanley Nelson, the film’s director, was to give a Q&A after the 1:15 p.m. showing. Besides Nelson, a number of Morgan […]

by · September 21, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, NEWS IN BRIEF

D.C. High Schoolers Get Early Start in College

By Jermaine T. MatthewsWashington D.C’s public school system and Howard University are teaming up to give high school students college experience.  The city’s schools chancellor Kaya Henderson and Howard president Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick recently met with Mayor Muriel Bower to map out the details. Studies have shown that students with college level experience are more prone to having a successful college experience. Mayor Bowser says that the program will “accelerate their path to the college and career of their dreams.” This fall, 12th grade students from Banneker and McKinley Technology High Schools will be able to enroll in up to two college […]

by · April 14, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · NATIONAL NEWS, NEWS IN BRIEF