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Despite Obstacles, Morgan State University Soars

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As Morgan State University recently concluded the celebration of its historic 150thanniversary, it is appropriate to review some of the milestones in its development and acknowledge how a dual system of higher education in Maryland has adversely affected higher education in the state today. Morgan, like many other HBCUs, was founded by well-intentioned churches and white leaders to provide for the education …

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White House Selects Morgan Graduate Student as an ‘HBCU All-Star’

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Lakeisha M. Mixon, a second-year student in Morgan State University’s Master of Social Work program, has been selected as a 2017 HBCU All-Star by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The annual honor recognizes undergraduate, graduate and professional students for their accomplishments in academics, leadership and civic engagement. Over the course of the year, the 61 HBCU All-Stars will serve …

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Morgan Vice President Explores Antarctica on Research Mission

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Victor R. McCrary, Ph.D., Morgan State University vice president for Research and Economic Development, joined two other members of the National Science Board, senior administrators of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and United States Ambassador to New Zealand Scott Brown on a trip to Antarctica in November. The delegation visited McMurdo Station, which is a former U.S. Navy base and one of …

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Lumina Foundation Elects Morgan President David Wilson to Serve on Board of Directors

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INDIANAPOLIS– Lumina Foundation has announced the election of Morgan State University President David Wilson, Ed.D. to serve on its Board of Directors. Wilson has served as president of Maryland’s public urban university since July of 2010 and has a record of accomplishment during his more than 30 years of experience in higher education administration. “David is a nationally regarded leader in higher education, …

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Morgan’s Psychometrics Program Now Ranks Among the Nation’s Best

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Universities.com has ranked Morgan State University among the “Best Colleges with Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology Degrees in the U.S.” MSU’s master’s degree and doctoral programs in psychometrics, the only such programs at a historically black college or university in the nation, earned Morgan a ranking of seventh in the listing. Psychometrics is the science of measuring mental capacities and processes. Practitioners in the …

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Morgan Professor Receives Global Community Service Award

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Zekeh S. Gbotokuma, Ph.D., associate professor of philosophy at Morgan State University, received an A.I.M. Award from Afrimpact Magazine during a ceremony in Lancaster, Pa., in December. The awards celebrated 100 influential people who are making a difference in their communities. Dr. Gbotokuma is an international educator and is the former director of the Center for Global Studies and International Education at Morgan. Born …

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Gov. Hogan Appoints Morgan Museum Curator to Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has appointed Iris Leigh Barnes to a four-year term with the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture. Barnes is the curator of Morgan State University’s Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum (LCJM). Her appointment to the commission is slated to be confirmed by the Maryland State Senate during the 2018 legislative session. Barnes joins another Morgan …

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MSU Awards Degrees to Largest-Ever Class of December Graduates

Past Morgan Presidents and Maryland Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford Highlighted MSU’s Third Sesquicentennial Commencement A capacity crowd filled Morgan State University’s Talmadge Hill Field House today for MSU’s fifth December Commencement exercises. Attendees witnessed 490 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees conferred, the largest number of fall graduates in Morgan’s 150-year history. The ceremony was the third Commencement of Morgan’s Sesquicentennial Celebration, …

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Morgan State Joined Hurricane Relief Effort

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In the aftermath of the devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, members of the Morgan Community, including students, faculty and staff, came together to collect much-needed supplies for those affected. Among the items collected were canned goods, can openers, first aid kits, insect repellent, toiletries, batteries, diapers and bottled water. President David Wilson and Vice President for Student Affairs …

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PRSA-Maryland Names SGJC Professor as the 2017 PR Educator of the Year

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Congratulations to Morgan State University School of Global Journalism and Communication (SGJC) professor Dana Vickers Shelley for being named as the ‘2017 Public Relations (PR) Educator of the Year’ by the Public Relations Society of America-Maryland Board of Directors. Shelley, who is a faculty member in the Department of Strategic Communications, will be formally recognized at PRSA-Maryland’s “Best In Maryland” awards gala held …

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