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Message from Morgan President David Wilson

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Dear Morgan Family: Last night (Friday, Jan. 27), President Trump signed an Executive Order, which, among other things, imposes a ban on individuals entering the United States from seven countries: Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen, and Somalia. Please know that we have several members of our Morgan family who hail from some of the above countries, and whose family members …

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National Endowment for the Humanities Awards Morgan History Professor $33K Grant for Research Study

Morgan State University’s Lawrence Peskin, a professor in the Department of History and Geography, has received the prestigious Awards for Faculty by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The award, which comes with a $33,000 grant, is presented to select individual scholars at Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Tribal Colleges and Universities. Dr. Peskin will use …

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NASA Recognizes Morgan Atmospheric Scientist

Morgan State University (MSU) is congratulating one of its assistant research scientists, Melanie Follette-Cook, Ph.D., for receiving the NASA Outstanding Performance Award for Technical Support. Dr. Follette-Cook, is one of two dozen Morgan State atmospheric research scientists working at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center under the Goddard Earth Science Technology and Research (GESTAR) cooperative agreement. She was recognized at the …

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Lumina Foundation Awards Morgan State University More Than $700,000 In Grant Funding To Support HBCU Student Success Project

New Effort to Provide Intervention Strategies to Bolster Retention and Increase Graduation Rate Morgan State University has announced the award of a three-year, $716,700 grant from Lumina Foundation to support the University’s implementation of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Student Success Project, a proactive effort to implement strategies that evidence suggests can increase completion rates, while improving outcomes …

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Morgan Students Earn Hackathon Honors

When it comes to competing in hackathons, Morgan State students are no strangers to experiencing success. Recently, a team of undergraduates from Morgan’s Department of Computer Science took first place honors at the Google DC Hackathon 2016, an annual competition held at the tech company’s Washington, D.C., office. This was the first time that Morgan students participated in the event, …

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Five Bears Set To Play in the Inaugural HBCU Spirit of America Bowl

BALTIMORE, Md. – The Inaugural HBCU Spirit of America Bowl game will have some Morgan State flavor. Building off of the success of the Dream Bowl, which is now entering its fifth year, the HBCU Spirit of America Bowl, which will be played on January 15, 2017in Virginia Beach, will feature 110 of the best players from all HBCU football programs across the …

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MSU’s Antonio James Named to AFCA’s 30 Under 30 Leadership Institute

WACO, Texas – Morgan State defensive line coach Antonio James has been named to the 2017 American Football Coach’s Association (AFCA) 30 Under 30 Coaches’ Leadership Institute. In its second year, the prestigious program, sponsored by the American Football Coaches Foundation and NCAA Leadership Development, aims to identify and train the next generation of leaders in the football coaching profession. …

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Journalist Roland S. Martin Delivers Morgan State University December Commencement Address To Record 437 Graduates

The First of Three Commencement Exercises Commemorating the University’s Sesquicentennial Anniversary Highlighted by Recognition of Morgan’s 50,000th Graduate    Roland S. Martin, nationally syndicated columnist, author and noted broadcast journalist, was the keynote speaker at Morgan State University’s (MSU) 2016 December Commencement celebration, the first of three special commencement ceremonies commemorating Morgan’s Sesquicentennial Anniversary. During the commencement exercises, held in …

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Morgan State University and Howard University Form New Partnership Funded By W.K. Kellogg Foundation

$300,000 Grant will be Used to Train High School Students to Report on Health-Related Issues in Baltimore and Washington, DC Morgan State University and Howard University are partnering to help high school students bring the power of multimedia journalism to bear on persistent health disparity issues in underserved communities in Baltimore and Washington, DC. The project is funded by a …

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MSU Promotes Fred T. Farrier to Full-Time Head Coach

BALTIMORE, Md. (Dec. 9, 2016) – Morgan State University has removed the interim tag and Fred T. Farrier will assume the full-time position as Morgan State’s head football coach, announced Friday by Director of Athletics Edward Scott. Farrier, a native of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, becomes the 14th head football coach in MSU history. “In my assessment of the football program …

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