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Family and Friends Mourn Morgan Student Killed in Shooting

Family and Friends Mourn Morgan Student Killed in Shooting

By Akira Kyles, Editor-in-Chief “Hurt”; the only way Savannah Lee could describe her emotions after finding out her little brother was fatally shot Monday night. Jonathan Tobash, a 19-year-old sophomore industrial engineering major at Morgan State University, was shot on Pelham Avenue at a store while on the way to visit his girlfriend, according to his mother, Mary Harry. “It hurts even more because I never imagined my brother on the other end of a gun being killed because he wasn’t in the streets, he wasn’t a bad kid, he went to school, he loved school, he motivated others to […]

by · December 22, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, LOCAL NEWS

NCAA Places Sanctions on Morgan State’s Athletic Department

By The MSU Spokesman Editorial StaffThe Morgan State University athletics program was rocked Tuesday by NCAA sanctions that will bar the university’s football, softball and women’s tennis programs from postseason play for a year and place the entire athletic department on probation for four years. The NCAA’s Division I Committee on Infractions charged the school with “a lack of institutional control,” alleging that athletics officials violated NCAA eligibility and financial aid rules. Specifically, the NCAA panel charged that over a four-year period from the 2012-13 academic year through the 2015-16 academic year, the school improperly awarded financial aid to student-athletes, […]

by · December 20, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS, CAMPUS NEWS, COLLEGE, SPORTS

Morganite of the Year: Brittany Dorsey

by Akira Kyles, Editor-In-ChiefServing your community isn’t something that all college students focus on as they balance classes and work but for Morgan State University’s Miss Junior, it is a priority. Brittany Dorsey, originally from Queens, New York, has always been about community service since her younger days as a Girl Scout. That same energy remained even in her college years and heightened in her position as Miss Junior, which why Dorsey is this year’s Morganite of the Year. “I believe that’s what makes the experience. I think if you’re not involved you don’t really get the full experience,” said […]

by · December 19, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS, CAMPUS NEWS, LOCAL NEWS, SPECIAL COVERAGE
Morgan State University gathers in the Hill Field House for the final commencement of Morgan’s 150th celebration

Morgan State University gathers in the Hill Field House for the final commencement of Morgan’s 150th celebration

by Akira Kyles, Editor-In-ChiefMorgan State University administration, faculty, graduates and their families gathered in the Talmadge L. Hill Field House to celebrate the 142nd commencement ceremony Friday morning. This December marks the final commencement part of the Morgan State sesquicentennial celebration. The keynote was given by the honorable Boyd K. Rutherford, Lt. Gov. of Maryland. Rutherford advised the students to not fear failure and keep advancing. “As you take the next big step, remember, you’ve been preparing for this. You are prepared for this,” said Rutherford. “You’re ready to move on…So don’t be afraid of the future, most of all, […]

by · December 16, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, LOCAL NEWS, NATIONAL NEWS, SECTIONS, SPECIAL COVERAGE

Morgan State chemistry professor releases statement in response to viral videos labeling him a racist

by Akira Kyles, Managing EditorA Morgan State University chemistry professor released a statement clearing his name after three social media videos by his son circulated, depicting him as a racist. In his statement, released Tuesday on Morgan State’s official Twitter page, Mohammad Hokmabadi, Ph.D., associate professor in the chemistry department said that what happened in the videos was a “personal, private matter.” The videos did not show the face of Hokmabadi nor his son but the conversation between them could be heard. Hokmabadi’s son accused his father of saying one of his friends “didn’t belong in the neighborhood” and “screamed […]

by · November 30, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS, CAMPUS NEWS, COLLEGE