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Speaker Urges Gender-specific Health Research

Speaker Urges Gender-specific Health Research

Lorece Edwards, a Morgan State University professor at the Department of Behavioral Health Sciences, spoke in March at the Earl S. Richardson Library about sex, gender, women’s health and the medical differences between men and women. Medication purchased by women is rarely tested on them, Edwards told an audience of students and faculty. “Most of the medication that we were subscribers to was based on male subjects,” Edwards said.Women are purchasing medication where the effects on them are unknown. “Ambien is the only medication that is based on females.” Collecting gender-specific data is needed in medical research, not only because […]

by · April 2, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, NATIONAL NEWS, SECTIONS
Relatives, friends and supporters protest Tyrone West's death outside Northeast District police headquarters on a recent "West Wednesday" (left to right): Jamie Richardson (West's cousin), Tawanda Jones (West's sister), George Peoples (West's uncle)

Suffocation Ruled Cause of Controversial Police Custody Death

Autopsy results for Tyrone West who died in police custody five months ago reveal that he died of “positional asphyxiation,” according to a source familiar with the case.

by · December 10, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, LOCAL NEWS, NATIONAL NEWS, SECTIONS
Revolutionary Former South African President Nelson Mandela Dies at 95

Revolutionary Former South African President Nelson Mandela Dies at 95

Former President and legend Nelson Mandela died yesterday as reported by the current president Jacob Zuma. He was born as Rolihlahla Mandela on July 18, 1918. “Nelson” was developed by a teacher, as custom. Even as a young man he was revolutionary, being expelled from the University College of Fort Hare after a protest. He spent 27 years in prison, starting from 1964, after being indicted with conspiring to sabotage the government when he received secret military training in Morocco and Ethiopia. Mandela was released from prison at 72 years old on February 11, 1990, with his right fist raised […]

by · December 6, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · NATIONAL NEWS
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
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 […]