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SA+P Alumnae Places in International Design Competition

Carmen Potter, alumnae from the Graduate Program in Architecture, was selected as the 3rd place winner in the Triangle Fire Memorial design competition. The two phase international competition was created to memorialize the employees of the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire of 1911 in which 146 lives were lost. The memorial will be a permanent installation at the Brown Building on …

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Morgan State Joins National Commitment to Expand College Access

Morgan State University was today listed among more than 100 colleges and universities nationwide, affirming their commitment to supporting higher education access and affordability to lower-income students. Morgan President David Wilson joined leaders from higher education, non-profits, private business and state government at a national summit on college opportunity, held this morning at the White House. The commitments are part …

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NIH Study: Morgan Leads MD in Undergraduates Who Go On to Earn S.T.E.M. Doctorate

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The National Institutes of Health shocked itself in 2011 with a study that found a wide race-based variance in its grant awards. One immediate question was whether the disparity—black scientists were found to be getting less than 1 percent of the main categories of NIH grants—was due primarily to bias in the NIH’s grant-review system or to the quality and …

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Morgan Professor nominated for NAACP Image Award

Morgan professor and author MK Asante, whose latest book Buck continues to win critical acclaim nationally, now has another honor under his cap – nominated for an NAACP Image Award. Asante’s memoir, Buck, is among the nominees for Outstanding Literary Work in the category of Biography/Autobiography. Winners will be announced during the live program airing Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. on the TV One cable …

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Morgan State Receives $100K Grant to Launch African Youth Leadership Training Initiative

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Morgan State University today announced a $100,000 grant from the White House Fellowship for Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) in support of MSU’s Center for Global Studies and International Education (MSU-CGSIE). Morgan will host 25 students from Sub-Saharan African nations for a summer forum on public management, which will provide professional development in environmental justice, transportation, public health, housing, community …

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Morgan Welcomes New Football Coach

Morgan State University today introduced its new head football coach. He is Lee Hull, former assistant coach at the University of Maryland for the past 6 football seasons. As wide receivers coach at Maryland, Hull helped develop, among others, Darrius Heyward-Bey (Indianapolis Colts) and Torrey Smith (Baltimore Ravens) into first and second round NFL Draft picks, respectively, and built one …

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DeJanee Fennell Named Miss Black Maryland U.S.A.

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The Miss Black U.S.A Pageant is more than just a pageant, it’s a movement. The Pageant does not only prepare you to compete and win on stage, it also prepares you to win in life. Dejanee Fennell was here today. She was recently crowned Miss Black Maryland U.S.A 2014.  

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