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Morgan State Launches $250-Million Anniversary Campaign

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Entertainment Industry Giant Kevin Liles Lends His Support to Effort Morgan State University (MSU) is poised to begin a yearlong celebration of its sesquicentennial, and today, Morgan President David Wilson marked the occasion by announcing the second and largest comprehensive campaign in the University’s history. “We are calling this The Anniversary Campaign for Morgan State University, and for obvious reasons,” …

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Morgan Men’s Track and Field Team Capture First-Ever IC4A Outdoor Championship

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One week after posting an eighth place finish in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championships, the Morgan State men’s track and field team rebounded with a historic victory on an even bigger stage. The Bears finished with 68 points on the third and final day of the at the IC4A Outdoor Championship, claiming the team title by 11 points over second-place …

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Morgan Engineering Students Receive Nearly $300,000 in Scholarship Grants from the Clare Boothe Luce Program

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Four Morgan State University (MSU) engineering majors have been awarded full scholarships totaling a combined $296,856 from a prestigious program made available through the efforts of the Henry Luce Foundation. Marshaye A. Burley, Deborah O. Demuren, Paige J. Harvey and Jaynell S. Scott, all juniors on track to graduate in May 2018, were selected to receive Clare Boothe Luce Program …

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Morgan Professor Tapped to Lead HBCU LGBTQ-Equality Initiative Advisory Council

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The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), the nation’s leading civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people, has appointed Morgan’s Anika Simpson, Ph.D., as co-chair of the HBCU LGBTQ-Equality Initiative Advisory Council. Dr. Simpson, associate professor in Morgan’s Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and coordinator of the University’s Women’s and …

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Morgan Named a Winner in APLU ‘Student Success’ Video Competition

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For a second consecutive year, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) has recognized Morgan State University for its efforts related to student success and retention. In a follow-up to 2015’s selection as a Project Degree Completion awardee, this year the University was chosen as one of three winners in the Turning Points: From Setback to Student Success Video Challenge. …

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President Obama Appoints Morgan Research Division VP To National Science Board

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Dr. Victor McCrary Named One of Four New Members Tasked with Establishing Policies for the National Science Foundation BALTIMORE — The White House has announced the appointment of Morgan State University’s Victor R. McCrary, Ph.D., to the National Science Board (NSB). Dr. McCrary is in good company as one of four new board selections that also include W. Kent Fuchs, …

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Morgan State University Students Awarded Actuarial Diversity Scholarships

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Three Morgan State University students were among 48 undergraduates from colleges across the country awarded a 2016 Actuarial Diversity Scholarship by The Actuarial Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to advancing the actuarial profession’s contribution to society. Morgan students Rodrigue Djikeuchi, Sika Dzidzonu and Turayo Tijani, all seniors majoring in actuarial science, were recognized for their academic achievements as full-time undergraduate students pursuing …

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Federal Grant Helps Morgan State Coalition Tackle Substance Abuse

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The Morgan State School of Community Health & Policy has received a five-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to implement a “Get SMART West Baltimore Drug Free Community Coalition,” Community Health and Policy Associate Professor Lorece Edwards said this week. The federal grant, which amounts to $125,000 each year for five years with the opportunity …

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Morgan M.B.A. Student Pitches a Winning Business Idea, Earning a ‘Golden Ticket’

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For Morgan M.B.A. student Jayde Duncan, the road to entrepreneurship began with her presentation of a business idea that earned her a golden ticket. Duncan, who graduated from Morgan in May 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, pitched her business concept for Jayde’s Jamming Snowballs at the Startup Maryland pitch competition hosted by the University of Baltimore (UB). …

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The Undefeated and Morgan State University Announce Journalism Partnership

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Serena and Venus Williams. The eight African-American players on the 2007 Rutgers University women’s basketball team. Every black player in the WNBA. What do these women have in common? All are top-level athletes who have been vilified, demeaned or criticized at some point in the media and by the public for their appearance and performance. The negative images of these …

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