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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 Hosts ‘Cultural Competency Training’ For Law Enforcement Officers

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Nearly 70 Baltimore City and Morgan State Police Officers Participated in a Full Morning of Discussions and Exercises to Improve Police-Community Relations Morgan State University’s School of Social Work (SSW) has launched its Cultural Competency Training for Baltimore City Police Officers, a bold new program designed to improve police-community relations and reduce the number of negative interactions between police officers and the …

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MSU’s Dr. Maurice Taylor Honored By Alma Mater With Alumni Achievement Award

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Congratulations to Morgan State University’s Dr. Maurice Taylor, vice president of Academic Outreach and Engagement, on receiving the 2016 Alumni Achievement Award from his alma mater, Juniata College. Dr. Taylor, a member of Juniata’s class of 1972, was among five alumni honored during the college’s Alumni Weekend for their overall professional accomplishments and contributions.

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Day 8 – MSU Choir’s Final Day in Cuba!

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Today was the Morgan State University Choir’s final day in Cuba!  Typically, our international tours have been at least ten days; however, we chose to have a shorter stay in Cuba, given the relative newness of the rekindling of American-Cuban relations. We checked out of our hotel at 9:30 a.m., hoping to see as many additional Cuban points of interest as …

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Day 7 – Closing out our Cuba visit in Havana

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In Havana, we exchanged the exterior sounds of the rooster in Santa Clara, with the sounds of cars in the busy city streets.  This morning we had time to take in the spectacular view that we had of Havana and the ocean from our hotel rooms. Havana is the capital of Cuba and the largest city, with 2.1 million residents. …

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Day 6 in Matanzas, Cuba

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After a great night’s sleep enjoyed by the entire group, we set out for another day trip today, May 29th, this time to Matanzas, Cuba. Matanzas was a two and one half hour drive from Havana. As we have one of the largest vehicles on the narrow Cuban streets, with every time a car that approached from the opposite direction, …

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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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