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Jesse Jackson Sr. to Deliver December Commencement Address

Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.

University Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Voting Rights Act of 1965 Morgan State University President David Wilson today announced that the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., noted civil rights leader and human rights activist, will be the keynote speaker for the University’s December commencement, which will be held on Dec. 18, 2015 at 10 a.m. in the Talmadge Hill Field House. …

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Nelson Mandela’s widow urges Morgan State grads to change the world

photo credit: Barbara Haddock Taylor, Baltimore Sun

As more than 800 students celebrated their graduation from Morgan State University on Saturday, human rights activist Graca Machel urged them to use their education to transform the world into a better place. “It has been proved that education sows the seeds of transformation. … It helps build bridges across cultures,” Machel said under sunny skies at the university’s Hughes …

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Morgan Celebrates University’s 139th Commencement Ceremony

Nearly 900 Undergraduate, Graduate, and Honors Degrees Awarded Today at Hughes Memorial Stadium, Morgan State University held its 139th Commencement Ceremony awarding nearly 900 combined undergraduate, graduate and honors degrees to the spring Class of 2015. The graduation event, which was attended by family members, friends and supporters, featured a commencement address from the Honorable Graca Machel, widow of former …

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Mandela Widow to Deliver Morgan’s 139th Commencement Address

Graça Machel

Morgan State University President David Wilson today announced that the Honorable Graca Machel will be the commencement speaker for the University’s 139th spring graduation ceremonies on May 16, 2015. Machel is the widow of former South African President Nelson Mandela. “This is an extraordinary honor for Morgan and for our graduates,” said Dr. Wilson. “Madam Machel is an international leader in many …

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Morgan’s 2nd December Commencement A Celebration of Achievement

Morgan State Newsroom

Morgan State University is celebrating Friday, December 19, 2014 as the day when hundreds of Morgan students realize their ambition of achieving their bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree. 370 students will be awarded degrees at the 10:00 a.m. ceremony in the University’s Carl Murphy Fine Arts Center, a 26 percent increase over the number of December 2013 graduates. It represents …

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HUD Secretary Castro to Address Morgan’s December Grads

julian castro

Morgan State University President David Wilson has announced that Julián Castro, secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), will address Morgan’s graduates at the December 2014 Commencement. This will be the second December graduation in the University’s 147-year history. Castro, the 16th secretary of HUD, commands a $46-billion budget of an agency with 8,000 employees. He was …

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Morgan State University Celebrates 138th Commencement

~ Commencement Highlights History and Progress ~ The numbers alone were enough to grab one’s attention at Morgan’s 138th annual Spring Commencement exercises, which took place this past May 17 at the University’s Hughes Stadium, on the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education ruling. By MSU President David Wilson’s count, more than 1,300 candidates received …

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Morgan Commencement to Feature 60 Years of Brown v. Board

– BGE’s Calvin Butler to Keynote; Special Tribute from Attorney General Eric Holder – On Saturday, May 17, 2014, more than 850 graduates at Morgan State University will realize the culmination of a dream at the 138th Spring Commencement. This year’s graduates will hear words of insight and encouragement from Baltimore Gas and Electric’s CEO Calvin Butler, Jr. “We are excited …

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