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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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Three Morgan Doctoral Students Named as NTHP Diversity Fellows

NTHP Diversity Fellows

In recognition of their commitment to the preservation movement, three Morgan State University doctoral students were selected as Diversity Fellows by the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). The recipients — Iris Leigh Barnes, Charles Chavis Jr. and Teisha Dupree Wilson — are all students in the University’s …

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MSU Professor Collaborates on Baltimore Film Project

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In a bid to address Baltimore’s chronic ills through the arts, Johns Hopkins University announced Monday it is starting a youth film-making program so urban teens and young adults can portray their community while gaining skills and experience that could land them jobs. With a $1.6 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the university said it plans to …

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Morgan Hosts Imagining America Conference

Panel Discussion at Imagining America Conference

An interdisciplinary team of Morgan faculty and students including Theater, Music, Art, Behavioral Health, and Architecture hosted two events for the Imagining America Conference on October 2nd at Murphy Fine Arts Center. An afternoon session entitled The Fourth Wall: Using the Arts to Engage Urban Communities involved the following faculty; Shirley Basfield Dunlap, College of Liberal Arts, Theater Arts E. Blaise DePaolo, …

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Gov. Hogan Appoints Morgan Student to Maryland Youth Advisory Council

Sydney P. Parker

Morgan sophomore and political science major Sydney P. Parker has a passion for public service and a longtime interest in juvenile causes. Recently, that passion and interest were recognized, when Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan selected her to serve on the Maryland Youth Advisory Council (MYAC). On Sept. 11, 2015, Parker joined 54 other members chosen to serve on the Council, only a select 16 …

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Melvin Miles and the Morgan Magnificent Marching Machine

Melvin Miles

*originally posted in the Afro The halftime show at an HBCU football game is sometimes the best part of the game. And while Morgan State University, scheduled to face off against the Hampton University Pirates on Oct. 17 at Hughes Stadium in Baltimore, is undefeated in the Mid Eastern Athletic Conference and 3-2 overall, the halftime show looks to be …

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Philosophy Professor Releases Book

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Professor Seth Vannatta releases book, “Conservatism and Pragmatism”. Summary: Conservatism and Pragmatism builds on the insights of classical British conservative thought and classical American pragmatist philosophy in order to illustrate the methodological norms which inform inquiry into ethics, politics, law, and history. The conservative is skeptical of the ahistorical rationalism that permeates social contract and deliberative democratic theory in politics, …

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Morgan Professor’s New Book Examines the UN’s Role in ‘Waging Peace’

Photo of Dr. Max Hilaire

Max Hilaire, Ph.D. is professor and chair of Morgan’s Political Science Department. A summa cum laude graduate of MSU with a B.A. in political science, Class of 1979, he also earned an M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. at Columbia University. Dr. Hilaire’s expertise is in public international law; international human rights and international humanitarian law; United Nations law and U.S. foreign …

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Around The World and Back: Ashley Coar

Ashley Coar

Ashley Coar is not your typical college student. She’s traveled the world and speaks five languages (Japanese, Spanish, Korean, French and English). And despite being born to African American parents from the United States, Korean is actually her native tongue. She didn’t learn to speak English until age seven. Along with her ability to speak multiple languages fluently, she also …

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Morgan Students Look From The Inside, Out To Show The Value Of Black Lives

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Black lives matter. And one Morgan professor took up the challenge to show the world just how much. More than a year ago, Chris Metzger, a professor in Morgan State University’s Visual Arts Department, asked his students to join him in a public art project to raise social awareness. The project would be in direct response to a call to …

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