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Former VP Joe Biden Energized Morgan State’s Spring Commencement


Morgan State University’s 141st Spring Commencement offered a wealth of history and firsts, as the school continued its yearlong Sesquicentennial celebration. Former U.S. Vice President Joseph R. Biden delivered the keynote address to a large audience of bachelor’s degree candidates, recent master’s degree and doctoral graduates, faculty, administrators and guests gathered for the Undergraduate Commencement Exercises at Morgan’s Hughes Stadium …

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Grangenois plans include developing learning lab for students and increasing underwriting Morgan State University’s School of Global Journalism and Communication (SGJC) announces the appointment of an interim General Manager for its NPR-member public radio station, WEAA.FM (88.9). SGJC Dean DeWayne Wickham has named Mireille Grangenois, the former publisher of The Chronicle of Higher Education, to the post. Grangenois, a former journalist who began her professional news career in Baltimore, is an accomplished …

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Day 11: Coming Home


Today, Friday, June 2, we left for home.  We were excited to come back to our family and friends, but knew that we would miss seeing and tasting the culture of both Spain and Portugal.  This morning we would receive a wake-up call at 3AM.  We were to have our bags down to the lobby by 4AM and all be …

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Day 10: Learning in Lisbon


We only had one full day to explore as many sites as possible in Lisbon, Portugal. In addition to seeing the top tourist attractions, we also wanted to learn more about the history of the region. Portugal, which is located adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean, is a small country in terms of size, roughly about the same size as the …

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Day 9: Next Stop Portugal!


Following a week of successful concerts in Spain, it was now onto Portugal, but not before deliberating on whether or not we should instead visit the beautiful Barcelona region in the northern Spain.  We decided to stick to our initial plan and to perform in Portugal. This may be our only opportunity for us ever visit Portugal and share the …

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Day 8: Exploring the Palacio de los Reales Alcazares

Day 8: Exploring the Palacio de los Reales Alcazares

We only have one more full day left in Spain and this trip has been an eye-opening experience for us all. Experiencing the food, people, and overall culture is something none of us will soon forget. Following breakfast, we embarked on another excursion by foot to see what else we may discover in Seville. Throughout the choir’s years of international …

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President Wilson’s Interview with ABC News Regarding the Impact of the President’s Budget on Low-Income Students


From ABCNews: President Trump’s proposed budget would cut financial aid funding for thousands of low-income college students, particularly those attending a historically black university, according to various analyses of the plan. The president’s proposed budget for the 2018 fiscal year, released last week, would drastically reduce funding for federal work-study, Pell Grant reserves and student loan subsidies, while directing more dollars …

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Day 7: Flamenco Dancing in Seville


Each day draws us nearer to the end of our time in Spain and there are only four days left on our tour. Yesterday, we left Malaga and hit the road to Córdoba and Seville. Upon arriving in Córdoba and exiting the bus we were greeted by the sight of the massive “El Puente Romano” bridge, which was built by the ancient …

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Trump Vowed to “Absolutely Prioritize” Black Colleges. Then Came His Budget.


From On the morning of February 27, more than 70 presidents of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) stood in a West Wing corridor, waiting to enter the Oval Office. The meeting with President Donald Trump would be historic—the first time the head of every HBCU in the country had been invited to meet with the president at the …

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