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Edwin T. Johnson, serving as Mister Morgan 1991-1992. Courtesy of Edwin T. Johnson.

Throwback Thursday: A profile on Edwin T. Johnson

by Akira Kyles, Managing EditorEdwin Johnson has worn many hats at Morgan State University – student, teacher, class president – but his most precious hat is that of a historian. Johnson first attended Morgan State in the fall of 1988 to 1992. As an undergraduate, he served as a student ambassador through the office of admissions, was sophomore class president, pledged the Morgan State chapter of Omega Psi Phi and served under the title of Mister Morgan.  “My experience at Morgan was absolutely wonderful. It was very different than it is now,” said Johnson. “My student life was very exciting […]

by · October 26, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · ALUMNI, CAMPUS NEWS, SECTIONS, SPECIAL COVERAGE, Throwback Thursday
MSU retention rates coincide with financial need

MSU retention rates coincide with financial need

by Penelope Blackwell, Campus News EditorSome were there for food quality improvements and others for disability service issues, but the Morgan State University community heard the president’s numbers about decreased retention but the need for more financial support. The auditorium located in the University Student Center filled about 125 seats of students, staff, faculty and more. David Wilson, the president of MSU, explained the detailed data about the increased number of returning sophomores, juniors and graduates as he explained that the decrease of retention is simply because students do not have the funds. “Last year we had about 1,054 about […]

by · October 20, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, COLLEGE, LOCAL NEWS, SPECIAL COVERAGE
Students share concerns at MSU president’s fall town hall

Students share concerns at MSU president’s fall town hall

by Samuel Robinson, Staff WriterThough there wasn’t a large turnout, the Morgan State University students in attendance had tough questions for Morgan’s president at the annual fall town hall, Thursday. Morgan State University President David Wilson hosted his town hall to not only hear student’s concerns but also address all the success the University has seen in the last year. Wilson began the engagement with an explanation of retention and how it affects students. Addressing the freshman class directly, Wilson expressed his satisfaction with the size of the incoming class. “We have nearly 1,200 new freshmen, the highest number of new […]

by · October 20, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, LOCAL NEWS, SPECIAL COVERAGE
Throwback Thursday: A profile on Tiffany Mfume

Throwback Thursday: A profile on Tiffany Mfume

by Dominique Hunter, Copy Desk EditorOn the 25th anniversary of her 1992-1993 reign as Miss Morgan State University, Tiffany Mfume, alumna and assistant vice-president of student success and retention recapped her time as a student on campus. Mfume’s role as Miss Morgan was to serve as a representative for the students at the University. In this role, Mfume carried the title and the image of the University with much respect in academic and personal appearances. Through her reign, she was actively involved in community service projects dedicated to assisting the elderly. “I went to the senior citizen home on a […]

by · October 19, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · ALUMNI, CAMPUS, CAMPUS NEWS, SPECIAL COVERAGE, Throwback Thursday

No threat found after reports of an active shooter at Howard University

by Devon Ashby, Staff WriterD.C. Metropolitan Police are still investigating earlier reports of an active shooter, after no threat was found at Howard University, Tuesday afternoon. Karimah Bilal of the Public Information Office said the police received a call at 12:04 p.m. of an “active shooter”.  Howard’s newspaper, The Hilltop, broke the news at 1 p.m. via Twitter. “Students and staff have been advised to shelter in place while police investigate,” the paper’s Twitter account said at 1:10 p.m. Students and staff have been advised to shelter in place while police investigate. pic.twitter.com/eKXsRFHdpc — The Hilltop (@TheHilltopHU) October 17, 2017 […]

by · October 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, COLLEGE, LOCAL NEWS, SPECIAL COVERAGE