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Honors Convocation Recap

by Terrance Smith, Staff WriterStudents, faculty and staff gathered in the Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center for the 2017 Honors Convocation, where not only were students celebrated but also Morgan State University. MSU President David Wilson took the moment to recall the history of Morgan as the university continues to honor its sesquicentennial celebration. “We began as the vision in the minds of the white supporters in the Methodists chided with nine students and one professor,” said Wilson. “Today as we stand here celebrating our 150 what was once a modest class of nine male students in a church […]

by · April 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · SECTIONS

Controversial speaker headlines Black History Lecture at Morgan State

by Penelope Blackwell, Staff WriterHigh energy, differing opinions and controversial statements filled the room as panelists debated issues of African-American history and steps toward economic growth, Wednesday. Members of the Morgan State University and local community filled the University Student Center ballroom on as social commentator and self-proclaimed “Prince of Pan-Africanism” Umar Johnson as well as Morgan professors Natasha Pratt-Harris and Paul Archibald, discussed a wide range of topics relating to history of African-Americans and economic development. “There are many discussions among people like us that believe the immigration policies do not affect us [black people],” said Pratt-Harris as she popped the […]

by · February 23, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, SECTIONS
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
Basketball teams sweep Savannah State University over the weekend [Lookbook]

Basketball teams sweep Savannah State University over the weekend [Lookbook]

Benjamin McKnight III, Editor-In-Chief and Wyman Jones, Visuals EditorIn a double-header against visiting Savannah State University, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams avenged early-season losses to the Tigers on Saturday afternoon. The Lady Bears opened the front end of the games with a 50-43 win, lead by junior Breannan Farrar’s 17 points. Savannah State held a four point lead at the halftime mark, holding Morgan to a 22 percent shooting performance which included 0-7 from beyond the three-point line. Junior Zuri White added eight points, eight rebounds and three steals for the Lady Bears, who have now won four […]

by · February 19, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · COLLEGE, SECTIONS, SPORTS
Morganite of the Year Runner-Up: Mr. Morgan State University

Morganite of the Year Runner-Up: Mr. Morgan State University

by Tramon Lucas, Managing Editor“Black Lives Matter vs. All Lives Matter,” is one of the most controversial debates to shake up conversations over the last couple of years. BLM is not only a phrase; it is a movement to bring awareness to issues that African-Americans face today, whether it comes in the form of the average racist or the mistreatment from those sworn to protect and serve or anything in between. The ALM statement shoehorns its way into the discussion mostly out of fear and miseducation on the issues. When ALM supporters hear “Black Lives Matter” they think that immediately denounces […]

by · December 23, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · ALUMNI, CAMPUS NEWS, Morganite of the Year, SECTIONS