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Morgan President Champions the Changing Face of HBCUs on NPR

Morgan President Champions the Changing Face of HBCUs on NPR

According to a new report, not only are historically black colleges and universities attracting more Asian and Latino students than ever before, but their graduation and retention rates are also on the rise. Host Michel Martin discussed that and other breakthroughs with the report’s author, Dr. Marybeth Gasman, and Morgan State University’s President, David Wilson on National Public Radio’s “Tell Me More” on May 13. “This report asserts the value of our institutions to the competitiveness of America,” said Dr. Wilson. The study, The Changing Faces of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, outlines areas of growth at HBCUs. These include […]

by · May 14, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, NATIONAL NEWS
Students Express Varying Opinions on Gay Marriage Case

Students Express Varying Opinions on Gay Marriage Case

March 26 marked the first time that the U.S. Supreme Court took up a case on gay marriage. After the court spent two days hearing arguments over whether or not same-sex couples should have the constitutional right to marry, the debate continues among Morgan students. “I don’t believe in gay marriage at all,” said Morgan junior Raven Ferguson. “They can be together, they just can’t get married.” On March 26, Supreme Court justices took up California’s Proposition 8 case, a 2008 amendment that recognizes marriage as being solely between a man and a woman. The following day, arguments were heard […]

by · April 17, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, NATIONAL NEWS
Students Question Proposed Gun Control Bill

Students Question Proposed Gun Control Bill

Legislators in Maryland are still deliberating over bills that would implement stricter background checks, demand purchasers to have a license before buying a firearm, restrict magazine rounds and ban assault weapons, among other amendments. A federal appeals court on March 21 maintained a key provision of Maryland’s gun-control laws, supporting the state’s tough restrictions on carrying handguns in public places. As hundreds have gathered in Annapolis to rally for and against the statute within the past weeks, the majority of Morgan students remain on the fence about its effectiveness. President David Wilson took a stand on the issue and spoke […]

by · March 25, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · NATIONAL NEWS, SECTIONS