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MSU Grad Already Doing Great Things

Christian Kameni

An educator and a scholar who has spoken around the globe, a survivor and advocate for academic excellence—Christian Kameni is a man with aspirations.  Having overcome adversity, the 22-year-old Morgan State University graduate applied his values to help create a better life for a new generation. “I aspire to become president of a historically black college and university,” he tells BE Modern …

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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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Morgan Announces Endowed Lectureship in Business Ethics

Willie E. Lanier, Sr.

– Supported by generous gift from NFL Hall of Famer Willie E. Lanier, Sr.  – Morgan State University today announced a major financial commitment from one of the University’s favorite sons, a $500,000 gift to establish the Willie E. Lanier, Sr. Endowed Lectureship in Business Ethics in the Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management (SBM). Lanier is a 1967 graduate …

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Morgan Alum Tapped to Head Virgin Island’s Company as CEO

Dr. Tonjia Coverdale

Dr. Tonjia Coverdale has been at her new job as Chief Executive Officer of the Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) for less than a month, however, the former Elections System Technology Coordinator and IT professor at the University of the Virgin Islands, told VI Consortium in a recent Q&A that technology is the sector that will help grow the territory’s economy …

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Former Morgan Professor Dr. Charles Drew Inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

photo courtesy of Great Black Heroes (www.greatblackheroes.com)

In recognition of his contribution to the field of medicine and his advancement of medical equipment, former Morgan State professor Charles Drew, M.D. was posthumously inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame during its 43rd Annual Ceremony, held this May in Washington, D.C. (http://invent.org/43rd-annual-induction). The National Inventors Hall of Fame recognizes monumental individuals whose innovations are crucial to our …

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Board of Regents Re-elects Leadership Team

Morgan State Newsroom

Mfume, Draper, and Taborn Voted to Continue as Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary, Respectively On Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at its last meeting before commencement, the Morgan State University Board of Regents voted unanimously to re-elect current Chairman Kweisi Mfume, along with Rev. Dr. Frances Murphy Draper as vice chair and Tyrone D. Taborn as secretary. Each continues in the role held …

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Morgan Professor Appears on PBS Newshour Weekend

Photo credit: PBS Newshour

HARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR: Of course, all week long, we’ve seen many young people from Sandtown-Winchester, other inner city Baltimore communities, along with many other concerned citizens, protesting the death of Freddie Gray at the hands of police. For a look at relations with the police, we are joined now by Natasha Pratt-Harris, a PhD, and associate professor of …

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Morgan Professor Contributes Op-Ed in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Morgan State Newsroom

The recent events in Baltimore highlight the economic, political and social disparities that continue to persist in communities throughout the United States. Although Ferguson and Baltimore are separated by hundreds of miles, both locales are burdened by systemic issues that plague underserved neighborhoods. Political pundits point to high unemployment, crime, drugs and familial relationships as the primary cause for the …

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Hundreds help clean up after Baltimore riots

BALTIMORE — Students from Morgan State University, local teachers, individuals who were out of school because of the closings and members of several fraternities methodically began cleaning the city after a violent night of rioting and looting. In all, about 3,000 individuals— many joining the efforts on an impromptu basis— worked from dusk until dawn to help Baltimore reclaim its Charm …

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