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MSU Student-Athletes Hosts ‘Bears Sports Day’ At The YMCA

On a Sunday afternoon in East Baltimore, Morgan State University student-athletes partnered with the YMCA (Y) in Central Maryland for a day of smiles, high fives and excitement, during the “Bears Sports Day” at the Weinberg Y in Waverly. The 28 student-athletes, representing a variety of Morgan men’s and women’s sports teams, including basketball, volleyball, track and field, and football, spent …

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Twelve Morgan State Students Named As University Innovation Fellows

Twelve Morgan students recently completed training to become University Innovation Fellows, participants in a global, interdisciplinary leadership development initiative managed by Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school). The University Innovation Fellows program seeks to empower student leaders to increase innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity and design thinking on their campuses. The Morgan undergraduates were among 169 students from 49 higher …

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15 MSU Scholar-Athletes Named to MEAC Football All-Academic Team

A total of 15 members of the Morgan State football team were named to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) 2016 All-Academic Team, as announced by the league. 156 student-athletes across 11 teams earned recognition. The MEAC recognizes student-athletes with a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average, including sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as transfer student-athletes, who have been …

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Morgan Science Students Shine at UMBC Research Symposium

While Homecoming events were getting into full swing on their campus, six students from Morgan State University’s School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences (SCMNS) were outcompeting their peers for first or second place honors at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s (UMBC’s) 19th Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences. A total of 14 Morgan SCMNS undergraduates …

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ASCEND Scholar Wins Award at Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

Twenty-eight MSU ASCEND Center for Biomedical Research Scholars attended the 2016 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) held November 9th – 12th, in Tampa, FL. Over 1,300 students participated in poster and oral presentations. ASCEND Scholars Oluwafunmilayo Ayeni (Psychology), Kelly Boham (Biology), Jada Boyd (Physical Education), Markea Carter (Psychology), Shirley Green (Psychology), and Aliyah Tolliver (Psychology) presented research …

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Morgan Hosts White House Clean Energy Savings for All Summit

On November 18, 2016, Morgan served as host for the White House Clean Energy Savings for All Summit. The event was part of a series of nationwide summits that sought to provide local and state officials, advocates, community organizations, and interested members of the public with an opportunity to develop new partnerships and learn about ways to further reduce air …

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Morgan President David Wilson Joins 109 College Presidents In Open Letter To Trump

Following the recent election of Donald Trump, Morgan State University President David Wilson addressed the Morgan Community to reaffirm the campus as a “safe intellectual space” and a place where our students matter. Additionally, he called attention to the bigotry, hatred, sexism, racism, and xenophobia that seemed so prevalent during the campaign, while extolling Morgan’s value of respect, inclusiveness, diversity, …

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MSU Seniors Take Top Spots In National STEM Competition

Morgan State University students Nishone Thompson and Sarai Nwagbaraocha were invited to attend and compete in the annual Emory University-Laney Graduate School STEM Research and Career Symposium held in Atlanta, Georgia. Thompson and Nwagbaraocha placed 1st and 3rd, respectively, in the competition’s undergraduate poster session category. An estimated 150 students from all across the U.S. participated in the event. Convened and …

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Morgan’s Yacob Astatke Recognized for International Achievements in Engineering Education

Congratulations to Morgan State University’s Yacob Astatke, D.Eng., for being selected as the 2016 GEDC Airbus Diversity Award recipient by aeronautics firm Airbus Group and the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC). Dr. Astatke, the interim associate dean for Undergraduate Studies in the Clarence Mitchell Jr. School of Engineering, was chosen from among 40 candidates from 17 countries for his work …

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Morgan Participates in Maryland Charity Campaign in Annapolis

Morgan State University exhibited at the Maryland Charity Campaign held at the State Office Complex on October 17 and at the Treasury Building in Annapolis on October 19th. Some 400 state employees passed through both events, many of whom were Morgan alumni happy to see their Alma Mater well represented with banners, brochures, and more. Morgan’s giving table travelled to …

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