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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
Campus President’s town hall highlights major changes

Campus President’s town hall highlights major changes

Blair Young, Staff WriterThe annual town hall meeting hosted by campus president David Wilson began in a somber fashion on Tuesday night as Wilson opened up with a few words about Marcus Edwards, 21, the Morgan State University sophomore social work major killed late Monday night. “I received one of those late night calls that a member of our Morgan State family was injured, then shortly after the call came that he had died,” Wilson said,” It felt like I had lost my own son.” Before continuing, he emotionally encouraged the audience to remember and reflect on Edwards’ life. The […]

by · September 21, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS
Northwood Plaza as it stands today. Morgan State University plans to redevelop the area in the near future.
Photo by Akira Kyles.

Morgan State makes progress in Northwood Plaza plans

Akira Kyles, Staff WriterMorgan State University received the green light to develop more student housing after Sen. Joan Carter Conway dropped her objection to dorms being built in Northwood Shopping Center. Conway was against the structure being built on the lot but dropped her opposition after the height of the building was reduced, allowing Morgan State to build new dorms on the lot. There is still much opposition from the community. The Hillen Road Improvement Association (HRIA), according to Conway, is opposed to any structure of student housing on the lot. “They would’ve had an obtrusive structure blocking their houses,” said Conway on the […]

by · May 23, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS