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Morgan State University Names College of Liberal Arts in Honor of Alumnus James H. Gilliam, Jr.

MSU Graduate’s Philanthropy Lifted His Alma Mater, Others Morgan State University President David Wilson, during a special ceremony held on the campus, named the university’s College of Liberal Arts (CLA) in honor of the late James H. Gilliam Jr., a prominent lawyer, financier, humanitarian and Morgan graduate. “Morgan’s liberal arts programs have cultivated many high achievers over our 150-year history, …

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Former Vice President Joe Biden to Keynote Morgan State University’s 141st Spring Commencement

Ceremony Will Highlight MSU’s 150th Year Morgan State University President David Wilson today announced that Joseph R. Biden Jr., U.S. vice president for two terms in the Obama administration, will deliver the keynote address during the University’s 141st Spring Commencement exercises, on Saturday, May 20, 2017, 9:30 a.m., at Hughes Stadium, on Morgan’s campus. Biden is one of four distinguished …

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Four Morgan State Students Named as University Innovation Fellows

Morgan State University has added to its number of student leaders with four new Morgan scholars named University Innovation Fellows. The addition of the latest inductees brings Morgan’s count of students pinned as Fellows to 28. Among those, 26 are enrolled as students and two have since graduated. Administered by Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, the University Innovation Fellows program takes applicants through a rigorous training before …

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6th grader drafted by Morgan State Bears

Friday was draft day at Morgan State and the Bears were ready to meet their new teammate. The rookie has already made an impression. “His outlook is great, his attitude is phenomenal,” said Morgan State head football coach Fred Farrier. Devin McConnell, 12, is a 6th grader at Glenmount Elementary School and the newest member of the Morgan Bears. His …

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Morgan Unveils New Exhibit Honoring Maryland’s First Female State Senator, Verda F. Welcome

As part of its Sesquicentennial year celebration, Morgan State University unveiled a special exhibit honoring the life and legacy of the Honorable Verda Freeman Welcome. The unveiling, which was attended by more than 300 people including Morgan administrators, faculty, staff, students, legislators, members of the community and family, was complemented by a rededication ceremony for the campus bridge bearing her name. …

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Remembering Baltimore Civil Rights Icon Enolia McMillan

In honor of its Sesquicentennial year, Morgan State University celebrated Women’s History Month by honoring the life of Baltimore’s own Enolia McMillan. On Thursday, March 30, 2017, a special exhibit was unveiled providing a rare look at this civil rights icon and a glimpse into the life that she dedicated to education and fighting inequality. Enolia Pettigen McMillan, who spent …

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Morgan State University to Dedicate New Student Services Building to Calvin and Tina Tyler

Nationally Known Philanthropists Fund MSU Scholarships for Students from Baltimore Morgan State University President David Wilson today announced the dedication of the University’s future student services building to Morgan alumnus Calvin E. Tyler Jr. and his wife, Tina. Construction of the $81-million, state-of-the-art facility is scheduled to begin later this year, and its opening is slated for 2020. Calvin Tyler …

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MSU School of Ed Looks to Enhance STEM Instruction for Teachers

Morgan State University’s School of Education and Urban Studies (SEUS) has been awarded two grants totaling $260,000 to support teacher development and STEM instruction. The first grant, in the amount of $140,000, was awarded by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) and will be used to fund new research on ways to improve teacher quality in a high-need school system …

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Morgan State University Joins Coalition of HBCUs to Sign Agreement with U.S. Department of Energy

HBCU Clean Energy Consortium’ to Focus on Bringing Solar Energy to Working Communities and STEM Workforce Development As part of an initiative to promote renewable energy and transformative economic development for communities nationwide, Morgan State University has joined a coalition of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in signing an agreement with the United States Department of Energy (DOE). The agreement, which launches a new partnership known as the “HBCU Clean Energy Consortium,” will …

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Morgan Doctoral Student Named to Forbes ‘30 Under 30’

Morgan State University graduate student Tamara Wilkerson has been named to the 2017 Forbes “30 Under 30” list in education. Wilkerson, a resident of Charlottesville, Va., was selected for her work as executive director of the Virginia-based African American Teaching Fellows (AATF), a nonprofit that recruits African-American teachers and assists in placing them in public schools. As leader of the …

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