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Jan 21, 2021

University president in Maryland offers inaugural poet a job

The president of a historically Black university in Maryland was so captivated by inaugural poet Amanda Gorman’s poem during President Joe Biden’s inauguration that he offered her a job — on Twitter. Morgan State University President David Wilson joined the many people lauding Gorman, 22, Wednesday after her recital of “The Hill We Climb,” a […]

Feb 1, 2019

Md. university leaders see few positives in new federal Title IX guidance

Some of Maryland’s top higher education leaders told a state Senate panel Thursday that they do not see a lot of positives in the federal Department of Education’s proposed regulations on handling sexual assault and misconduct allegations under Title IX. Last fall the Department of Education proposed Title IX regulations that could force universities to […]

Oct 10, 2018

JCPenney to help Morgan State students dress for success

Morgan State University’s student service center will team up with department store JCPenney this weekend to help students look the part at job interviews. As part of its Suit Up event, the store will welcome students to a private event at its White Marsh Mall location Saturday morning where students can get advice on how […]

Jun 19, 2018

Morgan touts economic impact as STEM efforts grow

Morgan State University has a nearly $1 billion economic impact on Maryland including more than $500 million impact on Baltimore, a university commissioned study found. The results of the study come as the historically black college has pushed over the past couple of years to reinforce its reputation as a go-to school for students interested […]

Apr 23, 2018

Wharton collaboration may help Morgan break down walls with Ivy schools

A Morgan State University collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School will provide Morgan students and faculty opportunities to learn and study with one of the country’s top-ranked business schools. And the partnership could also help bring historically black colleges and universities into closer connection with Ivy League schools. The collaboration, announced Friday, w[...]

Apr 18, 2017

Biden to speak at Morgan State commencement

Former Vice President Joe Biden will speak at Morgan State University’s graduation ceremonies next month, the school announced Tuesday. Biden will keynote the May 20th ceremonies at Morgan’s Hughes Stadium. Three others will be honored as distinguished citizens, including journalist April Ryan and philanthropists C. Sylvia Brown and Sheldon Goldseker. “The honored guests who will[...]

Feb 26, 2017

Md.’s historically black colleges take aim at the future

Cory Roscoe knew he wanted to go to a historically black college. The Baltimore native wanted a smaller classroom experience so he could get to know his professors and classmates. “The HBCU, it feel like family,” Roscoe said. “It feel like everyone that you meet is genuine and they want to help you get by, […]

Mar 16, 2016

Morgan officials make pitch for tech-transfer funding

Researchers at Morgan State University may have found a source of clean energy in bacteria that they’ve genetically engineered to grow in saltwater. The quick-growing, greenish organism – think algae – can now grow quickly in nutrient-rich saltwater and be processed into a biofuel that could be used to run eco-friendly vehicles, said Viji Sitther, […]

Feb 10, 2016

Morgan State announces $3M scholarship donation

A new $3 million donation will allow Morgan State University to give full scholarships to students living in Baltimore city, the school announced Wednesday. The gift comes from former student Calvin E. Tyler Jr., who began studying business administration at the historically black institution in 1961 but left in 1963 because he didn’t have enough […]

Jan 26, 2016

Bill would ensure Morgan State stays out of USM

Although a public institution, Morgan State University in Baltimore isn’t a part of the University System of Maryland and has its own governing board. Lawmakers from the city want to make sure it stays that way, despite a proposal — arising from an ongoing civil suit — for the institution to absorb the University of […]

Jan 21, 2016

Hogan’s budget a mixed bag for Md. higher ed

Gov. Larry Hogan’s fiscal 2017 budget proposal, which includes about $6.3 billion in total higher education expenditures, is getting a mixed review from university officials. That figure represents a 3 percent increase over last year, and while some are pleased with modest increases in funding others say their needs aren’t being met. “It’s a good […]

Aug 21, 2015

Morgan State task force to look at city’s systemic troubles

A new task force made up of Morgan State University faculty, administrators and students will spend the coming academic year developing an action plan to address systemic challenges facing Baltimore, such as unemployment, education, safety and public health. The “‘Gray’ Days, Brighter Tomorrows” task force will be chaired by Maurice Taylor, the university’s vice presi[...]

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