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Morgan State bookstore management falls under Barnes and Noble

by Penelope Blackwell, Campus News EditorSeven weeks after it was set to open, Barnes and Noble will officially outsource and manage the Morgan State University bookstore on Nov. 20. New management was delayed due to the university not being ready. “Barnes and Noble will take over the bookstore in mid-November. This may shift to January in the spring semester, we are not sure. October 1st was the original deadline, but it was pushed back because we are not ready,” said Sidney Evans, the vice president for finance and management. Currently, MSU owns and operates the university bookstore on campus, but […]

by · November 20, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS, CAMPUS NEWS, SECTIONS

Morgan State’s plans on the future of student housing

by Akira Kyles, Managing Editor and Penelope Blackwell, Campus News EditorMorgan State University’s administration is looking ahead for housing improvements following the overflow of waitlisted students this fall semester. This semester, Morgan State experienced an increase in incoming freshman and transfer students with a 37 percent increase in female student enrollment. To combat the overflow, some students were temporarily housed in the hotel rooms in the Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management for three weeks and others were sent to a hotel four miles away from campus. It is an understatement to say the housing incident was bizarre, […]

by · October 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, COLLEGE
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