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Day 5: Toledo to Granada

After a very successful concert in the Teatro de Rojas in Toledo, we departed for Granada, Spain.  The name of the city was nostalgic for me, because my family had a Ford Granada back in the seventies which served us well.  We had a four hour drive to Granada ahead of us. In Spain, the coach bus travel is very …

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Day 4: Madrid to Toledo

After three very full days in Madrid, the entire group repacked and left for our next destination, Toledo,  a very historic city that was once the capital city of Spain. Typically in Europe, one will find many cities on hills, so that they may be at an advantageous position to defend against possible invasions. Toledo must be one of the …

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Day 3: Madrid

After a better night’s sleep, we woke up refreshed and ready for our first concert of the tour! We left our hotel at 9:30 AM for a tour of one of the most famous museums in the world – Museo Nacional Del Prado. We could quickly see why El Prado is one of the most important repositories of art in the …

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Day 2: Choir 2017 Spain/Portugal Tour

After an exhausting Day 1 in Madrid, we had a much simpler Day 2. We have been fortunate to have a rain-free forecast while in Madrid, the capital city in the center of Spain. The temperatures in Madrid have been at least ten degrees warmer than is typical for this time of year. Madrid is surprisingly near New York City …

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Day 1: The Choir Arrives Safely in Spain!

Greetings from Madrid, Spain: 9AM Monday morning we left via Reagan National, and Boston Logan airports for Madrid, Spain. For the first time in some time, everyone in our party was accounted for and departed relatively on time, with no airline delays, or anyone losing their luggage.  It appears that every time we fly to a new destination, we fly …

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SA+P Wins Big at Maryland ASLA Awards

On April 19, it was an excellent night for the Morgan State University Landscape Architecture program. Several students received awards/recognition at the Maryland American Society of Landscape Architects (MDASLA) Awards: 2017 University Olmsted Scholar (Morgan) — Samuel Quick 2017 Maryland ASLA Student Scholarship ($1000) — Samuel Quick 2017 Maryland ASLA Student Fellowship ($2000) — Chris Schoenster Presentation of, and Recognition …

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Morgan is Maryland’s Preeminent Public Urban Research University

Maryland Enhances University’s Mission to Include Graduate and Research Education Morgan State University (MSU) was today officially designated as Maryland’s preeminent public urban research university. The designation is the result of legislation (SB 1085) sponsored by State Senator Joan Carter Conway in the 2017 Maryland General Assembly and signed into law today by Governor Larry Hogan in Annapolis. “We have …

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MSU’s Melvin Miles Jr. Named ‘2017 Baltimore Jazz Hero’

In recognition of his decades-long dedication to the art and craft of music and his tireless work committed to its elevation, the Jazz Journalists Association (JJA) has named Morgan State University Director of Bands Melvin N. Miles Jr. as its 2017 Baltimore Jazz Hero. Miles was presented with the award during the Spring 2017 MSU Jazz Ensemble Concert, held at …

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Southern Education Foundation Recognizes Morgan Student Achievement Model

In a new report released by the Southern Education Foundation (SEF), Morgan State University was lauded for its efforts in enhancing and accelerating developmental education — also referred to as remedial courses — ensuring that new students successfully adapt to the rigors of the college curriculum. The report, “Untold Barriers for Black Students in Higher Education: Placing Race at the Center of …

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Former School of Engineering Dean Honored By His Alma Mater

photo of Eugene DeLoatch

Morgan State University congratulates Dr. Eugene DeLoatch, former dean of the university’s Clarence M. Mitchell School of Engineering for being selected by the President and Board of Trustees at Tougaloo College to receive the honorary Doctor of Humanities degree. Dr. DeLoatch was a dual degree graduate of Tougaloo College in Mississippi, where he received his baccalaureate degree in Mathematics in …

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