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Students raise concerns of safety following recent nearby shootings

Devon Ashby, Staff WriterAfter two shootings occurred within days of one another at the BP gas station in Northwood Plaza, Morgan State University’s police department instituted extra safety measures to satisfy the concerns of students. The shootings are just the latest in a series of violent incidents that have plagued the university and its surrounding communities in the last few years, including the stabbing deaths of students Marcus Edwards in September and Gerald Williams last February. “Given the recent events, I do find myself taking more precaution when on campus, especially when I am alone” explained Hannah Sawyerr, a junior […]

by · November 2, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, CRIME

Recent crimes in Northwood catch attention of Morgan State police

by Tramon Lucas, Managing Editor After the noticeable increase of violent crime in the Northwood Shopping Center, the Morgan State University Police Department urges students, faculty and staff to stay away from the BP gas station until improvements are made in the security. In an email sent to the university on Sunday, the MSUPD warned the Morgan community to be aware of their surroundings during travel to and from campus, especially for those who live in the Marble Hall Gardens Apartments. The security notice comes hours after a report of the second off-campus shooting at the BP gas station in […]

by · October 23, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, CRIME, LOCAL NEWS
Photo of Harry M. Robertson. Courtesy of Snapchat

No bail for suspect in the stabbing death of Gerald Williams

by Maliik Obee, The MSU Spokesman Staff WriterA preliminary hearing for the suspect accused in the stabbing death of Morgan State University student Gerald Williams will be held on April 26. Harry Malik Robertson, 20, of the 2200 block of Forest Glade Lane in Suitland, MD was denied bail early Friday during a hearing in Baltimore City District Court. Robertson, himself a former Morgan student was arrested Thursday in Prince Georges County late Wednesday. Robertson was charged with single counts of first degree and second-degree murder and intent to injure with a dangerous weapon. Robertson is currently being held without […]

by · April 1, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, CRIME, LOCAL NEWS, NATIONAL NEWS

Administration tackles increased security concerns

by Benjamin McKnight III, Editor-In-ChiefFollowing the death of a Morgan State student, Morgan State president released a list of new efforts to improve campus safety in the Morgan community. A detailed email from president David Wilson on Friday evening highlighted new security measures in Morgan View, where junior Gerald Williams died from stab wounds during an altercation on Feb. 1. Those plans included the construction of a guard booth at the entrance of the complex to control traffic to and from. According to Wilson, “there will be a temporary structure that will be on the property starting February 18” as […]

by · February 13, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, CRIME
The casket of Gerald R. Williams preparing to be transported from the site of the funeral.
Photo by Terry Wright

Funeral for Gerald Williams attracted hundreds

By Ahjahnae LaQuer The weather on the morning of Feb. 11 was frigid cold and windy. However, instead of keeping warm inside the comfort of their own homes, Joneé Brown and Gerald Williams were on their way to say their final goodbyes to their 20 year-old son, Gerald Ronald Williams. The funeral was held at Reid Temple AME Church, which is home to 8,000 church members, 300 choir members, and a sanctuary built to hold 3,000 people. Ushers in white gloves greeted mourners young and old as they started to swiftly enter the building around 10:13 a.m. Guests signed in […]

by · February 12, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, SECTIONS