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Increased Alumni Giving at Public Historically Black Colleges and Universities: The Case of Morgan State University

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In 2010, when David Wilson became president of Morgan State University, the public, historically Black, institution in Maryland had an alumni giving rate similar to most public HBCUs, and in fact, similar to most public, regional institutions — 6 percent (Gasman & Bowman, 2010). Today, in 2015, Morgan State boasts a 17 percent alumni giving rate, which is above many ... Read More »

MSU to Implement Smoke-Free Campus Policy

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For Immediate Release: April 16, 2015 Contact:  Clinton R. Coleman, 443-885-3022 Morgan State University is going smoke-free! President David Wilson is taking steps to promote a healthier campus environment with implementation of a new smoke-free campus policy. The new policy, unanimously approved by the Board of Regents earlier this year, extends the current ban on smoking inside university buildings to include a ... Read More »

MSU Choir Performing at the White House


The Morgan State University Choir will be featured Tuesday evening, April 14, 2015 during a performance at the White House for the President and First Lady. This is part of the “In Performance at the White House” series and takes a look at the nation’s gospel music tradition. A number of America’s gospel greats will perform including Aretha Franklin, Shirley Caesar, Tamela Mann, the ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Foreign Students Bring Global Exposure to Classmates at HBCU


Kristina Ackerman doesn’t have enough money to study abroad. But Ms. Ackerman, a graduate student in international studies at Morgan State University, found a more affordable opportunity to learn about global cultures through iPals, a program that pairs Morgan State students with international students on the campus to help them get accustomed to college life in the United States. Read More »

Did They Steal The Music? Morgan Professor Weighs In For NY Times

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Changing copyright laws to stop infringement is like changing murder laws to stop homicides. The root of both issues is cultural. But sure, why not? Let’s change, update, remix, and mash-up copyright laws to reflect the times.  And while we’re at it, copyright laws aren’t the only laws that need an update: There are still lots of places in the ... Read More »

Community Conversations: Living Our Morgan Values

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My Dear Morgan Family: In less than two years from now, Morgan State University will begin a year-long celebration in recognition of our 150th birthday. That’s right–2017 will be a very special year in the history of our great University. Throughout the decades of our existence, Morgan men and women have led the way in leadership, in business and innovation, in ... Read More »

Morgan Made: Clara Adams

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Morgan alumna Dr. Clara Adams (’54) serves as Special Assistant to the president of Morgan State. Dr. Adams joined the university’s faculty in 1959, during the Jenkins administration and has worked with five other presidents since, including President David Wilson. She has also served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and dean of the School of Graduate Studies. In 2010, ... Read More »

Campus Incident Leads to Swift Action

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Dear Morgan Family: I am writing to give you an update on the plan that the University will be pursuing going forward to continue our effort toward ensuring a robust, intellectually stimulating, academically rigorous and safe learning community. Last night, I held a campus-wide conversation with several hundred students and other members of our University community in attendance.  Based on ... Read More »