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President Wilson’s Interview with ABC News Regarding the Impact of the President’s Budget on Low-Income Students

From ABCNews: President Trump’s proposed budget would cut financial aid funding for thousands of low-income college students, particularly those attending a historically black university, according to various analyses of the plan. The president’s proposed budget for the 2018 fiscal year, released last week, would drastically reduce funding for federal work-study, Pell Grant reserves and student loan subsidies, while directing more dollars …

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Trump Vowed to “Absolutely Prioritize” Black Colleges. Then Came His Budget.

From MotherJones.com: On the morning of February 27, more than 70 presidents of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) stood in a West Wing corridor, waiting to enter the Oval Office. The meeting with President Donald Trump would be historic—the first time the head of every HBCU in the country had been invited to meet with the president at the …

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Day 6: The Beaches of Torremolinos and the Wonders of Malaga and Coin

While in Spain, our goal is to see as much of the country as possible. Today, we packed up our bags once again to tour the city of Malaga, before our next concert performance in the neighboring city of Coin. The further south we traveled, the more moderate and comfortable were the temperatures. On the way to Malaga, we stopped …

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MSU Student-Athlete Awarded MEAC Post-Graduate Scholarship

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 29, 2017)–For the eighth year, the NCAA is inviting more than 230 current student-athletes, NCAA scholarship and grant recipients, all with an interest in working within the sports industry, to the Career in Sports Forum in Indianapolis June 1-4. A committee from within the NCAA membership selected one student-athlete from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) to attend and Morgan …

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Day 5: Toledo to Granada

After a very successful concert in the Teatro de Rojas in Toledo, we departed for Granada, Spain.  The name of the city was nostalgic for me, because my family had a Ford Granada back in the seventies which served us well.  We had a four hour drive to Granada ahead of us. In Spain, the coach bus travel is very …

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Day 4: Madrid to Toledo

After three very full days in Madrid, the entire group repacked and left for our next destination, Toledo,  a very historic city that was once the capital city of Spain. Typically in Europe, one will find many cities on hills, so that they may be at an advantageous position to defend against possible invasions. Toledo must be one of the …

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Day 3: Madrid

After a better night’s sleep, we woke up refreshed and ready for our first concert of the tour! We left our hotel at 9:30 AM for a tour of one of the most famous museums in the world – Museo Nacional Del Prado. We could quickly see why El Prado is one of the most important repositories of art in the …

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Day 2: Choir 2017 Spain/Portugal Tour

After an exhausting Day 1 in Madrid, we had a much simpler Day 2. We have been fortunate to have a rain-free forecast while in Madrid, the capital city in the center of Spain. The temperatures in Madrid have been at least ten degrees warmer than is typical for this time of year. Madrid is surprisingly near New York City …

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Day 1: The Choir Arrives Safely in Spain!

Greetings from Madrid, Spain: 9AM Monday morning we left via Reagan National, and Boston Logan airports for Madrid, Spain. For the first time in some time, everyone in our party was accounted for and departed relatively on time, with no airline delays, or anyone losing their luggage.  It appears that every time we fly to a new destination, we fly …

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Southern Education Foundation Recognizes Morgan Student Achievement Model

In a new report released by the Southern Education Foundation (SEF), Morgan State University was lauded for its efforts in enhancing and accelerating developmental education — also referred to as remedial courses — ensuring that new students successfully adapt to the rigors of the college curriculum. The report, “Untold Barriers for Black Students in Higher Education: Placing Race at the Center of …

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