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Morgan State honors the life of Enoila Pettigen McMillan through an Exhibit

Morgan State honors the life of Enoila Pettigen McMillan through an Exhibit

For decades Enolia Pettigen McMillan, former president of the NAACP, fought for equality for black students and teachers in Maryland’s public school systems. As part of its sesquicentennial celebration, Morgan State University erected an exhibit in her honor. McMillan, who died in 2006, spent 42 years as a teacher and administrator, but it was as a graduate student at Columbia University where she started questioning the inequities in Maryland’s public education system. She lost promotion opportunities because of her outspokenness, but she still managed to become the state of Maryland’s first black high school principal in 1928 and the first […]

by · March 31, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, SPECIAL COVERAGE
Campus Safety Forum Recap

Campus Safety Forum Recap

Morgan State University serves roughly 8,000 students, where administrators understand that keeping them safe is a priority, that’s the reason why the Campus Safety Forum was held Wednesday night. Organized by the Office of Residence Life and Housing and the Inter-Residence Hall Council, the forum was held to strengthen the relationship between the Morgan State University Police. Department and the campus community. Students had the opportunity to anonymously ask questions to police officers and have an open dialogue about issues regarding safety on campus. “We have the Allied Universal Officers, ‘yellow jackets’ and they are strategically placed where the residence […]

by · March 30, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS

Journalism and Architecture schools combine for commemorative “Walk of Fame”

The School of Global Journalism and Communication will be collaborating with the School of Architecture and Planning in a new landscaping project. At a press conference Monday afternoon, Dean Dewayne Wickham announced that the two schools will be working together to create a Walk of Fame that will acknowledge graduates of the SGJC, prominent individuals in the journalism fields and anyone who has made an impact on student life. “There’s so many things we want to do on campus that at first blush you think you’ll have to go off campus to do some of these things but we’re a […]

by · March 27, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS
The Evolution of Her: A conversation with Michelle Johnson

The Evolution of Her: A conversation with Michelle Johnson

It’s Women’s History Month! A month designated to pay homage to inspirational women who made a significant impact on womanhood and the world. The MSU Spokesman wants to recognize some of the women who are making an impact on and off of our campus. I had the opportunity of sitting down with New Jersey native Michelle Johnson, a senior, sociology major, blogger and published author. The harsh winter winds couldn’t stand a chance again her vibrant, yet unapologetic personality. We started off the conversation talking about the post college experience for black folks who go on to work in predominately […]

by · March 27, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, SPOTLIGHT
Junior guard Breanan Farrar dribbles for an opening against Howard University last season.
Photo by Terry Wright.

The chance of a lifetime and a lasting impact for Morgan women’s basketball

When the Lady Bears Traveled to the University of Richmond for a non-conference match-up earlier this season, they would lose their fourth straight game and hold a 2-10 record on the young season. Many frustrations, confusion and doubts but the Lady Bears still had something to celebrate. Junior guard Braennan Farrar scored her 1,000 career points. Farrar scored on a lay-up in the game against the Spiders solidifying her as the 14th player in Morgan State women’s basketball history to reach the milestone. She is currently the team’s leading scorer this season and shows no signs of stopping. Farrar, better known […]

by · March 16, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · COLLEGE, SPORTS