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Day 5 – Travel Day to Havana from Santa Clara, Cuba

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Today we checked out of our Santa Clara hotel to travel to the most famous city in Cuba – Havana (Spanish: La Habana). Who would have thought that we would have had to travel to Cuba, to commune directly with animals as we did in our Santa Clara hotel.  With the huts for rooms, beautiful pool, and wonderful buffet meals …

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Day 4 in Santa Clara

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After a full day of travel and exploring the villa of Trinidad, we arrived at our Santa Clara hotel, exhausted and ready for a good night’s sleep. As stated earlier, this hotel was on a preserve-type property that everyone in the group did not immediately embrace, but once in bed, with doors closed, most enjoyed a good night’s sleep. One …

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On to Trinidad and Santa Clara – Day 3

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Last night, our first concert in Cuba went extremely well. The theater’s temperature conditions, however, were less than ideal during our performance. We wore our robes for simplicity as well as to give the Cuban audience an opportunity to see authentic American choir robes, but the heat and humidity in the room made wearing them a tad uncomfortable for the …

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Getting Acclimated in Cienfuegos, Cuba – Day 2

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The next morning we awoke to discover that we had a world-class view surrounding our hotel including a beautiful view of the bay.  As it would turn out, our hotel, which I understand was once owned by the Hilton family, was located next to the historic Palacio del Valle. Following a very hearty breakfast, we left to attend our cultural exchange …

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The Choir Arrives Safely in Cuba! – Day 1

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For our first-ever trip to Cuba, the University sent a group of 32 MSU choir members, not the full choir contingent but typically the number we use for travel. Once on the island, we are scheduled to perform at a number of engagements. Knowing that our charter flight out of JFK in New York would be leaving at noon, we …

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Top HBCUs for Careers in Entertainment

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As the second-oldest HBCU in the state of Maryland (and oldest in Baltimore), Morgan State has long been home to a variety of students who have a passion for arts and entertainment.  Among its alumni and past attendees are Oscar-winner Mo’Nique, Black Enterprise founder Earl G. Graves, Sr., and filmmaker David E. Talbert (First Sunday,Baggage Claim, and the forthcoming Almost …

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Morgan Students Place Second in Business Competition

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Congratulations to the Morgan State University student team of Shante Swan and Olamide Okelowo, which was runner-up in the 2nd Annual Weinman Cup Regional Supply Chain Competition this past February. Swan, a junior majoring in information science and systems, and Okelowo, a sophomore accounting major, competed against student teams from other universities in the region on a multidisciplinary case that …

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Take Another Bow MSU Choir

photo credit: Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun

Under the leadership of director Eric Conway, the Morgan State University Choir has reached many milestones, from performing at Carnegie Hall to singing “Happy Birthday” to Nelson Mandela in South Africa. But the highlight of Conway’s career came last April, when Michelle Obama invited the choir to perform at the White House. In a night celebrating gospel, the choir shared …

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Maryland Governor Recognizes Morgan Family & Consumer Sciences Day Celebration

Governor Recognizes Morgan Family & Consumer Sciences Day Celebration

Family & Consumer Sciences Day is a national celebration that educates families about the importance of preparing healthy meals and “dining in” together. In recognition of the Morgan State University Department of Family and Consumer Sciences’ celebration of this second annual event, Maryland Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. issued an official proclamation appointing Dec. 3, 2015 as Family & Consumer …

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Morgan Students Study Abroad: China Trip – Day 1

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(This series of blog posts are a firsthand, real-time account of Morgan’s Study Abroad activities in China, as provided by Dr. Sumanth Reddy, Study Abroad Coordinator for the Division of International affairs. You can learn more about the Study Abroad Program here.) Leaving For China! The morning of July 11th started off gloomy with a slight drizzle in Baltimore. Students along with …

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