Morgan State University today broke ground on the new home of its Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management. More than 50 legislators, alumni, faculty, staff and students were on hand to see the university’s first expansion project in the Northwood Shopping Center, an area rich in city and Morgan history as a central area for civil rights demonstrations led by Morgan students and graduates. Today’s historic ground breaking also represents the University’s first construction on the West side of Hillen Road.
“This is a great moment for Morgan,” said Morgan President David Wilson. “We are honored to usher in a new chapter in the unique history shared by the university and this area of Northeast Baltimore.”
The modern 140,000 square foot complex will feature a 32person demonstration kitchen and demonstration hotel rooms, among its learning space and amenities. Seven academic departments, including Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Marketing, Management, Information Science and Systems, and Hospitality Management, will be housed at the complex, in addition to computer labs, classrooms, seminar rooms, an 80person lecture hall and auditorium that will accommodate 299 people.
The $72 million complex is the first of several planned projects in this area of the Northwood Shopping Center, all to be connected to the main campus by a new footbridge. The facility is scheduled for a Summer 2014 completion date.
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Morgan State University, founded in 1867, is a Carnegie classified doctoral research institution offering more than 60 academic programs leading to bachelor’s degrees as well as programs at the master’s and doctoral levels. As Maryland’s public urban university, Morgan serves a multiethnic and multiracial student body and seeks to ensure that the doors of higher education are opened as wide as possible to as many as possible. For more information on Morgan State University, visit www.morgan.edu.