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Photos from Morgan State U Homecoming 2010

Visiting other School’s Homecoming is a lot of fun, and you definitely learn about the differences between school cultures. This year I was able to attend the festivities at Morgan State University. I was blessed to have 3 really good guides for my time on campus; shout out to Joe, Dave, and Will.

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Photos from the Whitney M. Young Classic

Seacaucus, NJ.

The 2010 Whitney M. Young Scholarship Classic hosted Howard and the Morgans State for the football game.  Though the football could have been better (MSU 20 Howard 3) the experience was a good time.

I was taken COMPLETELY by surprise as I pulled into the Meadowlands complex parking lot which was completely full.  So surprised that I asked the parking attendant was there another event happening or was all this for the football game only.  Sure enough, it was all for the game.  Nice.

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Morgan State leads the way in Aquaculture

With the opening of an oyster hatchery at the Morgan State University research center in St. Leonard, watermen have a resource to fuel and model their ongoing experimentation with aquaculture.


HBCU’s could benefit greatly from NCAA Tournament

Colleges get direct payments from the telecast based on a complicated formula that takes into account the school’s athletic conference, how many teams from that conference make it to the tournament and how far each advances. Sometimes, these payments are split evenly throughout the conference, allotted even to those teams that do not make the tournament. For example, Morgan State University, one of the lesser teams in the tournament, got $291,000 for appearing last year. The 12 schools in the Atlantic Coast Conference — which includes last year’s winner, the University of North Carolina — evenly split a hefty $15,863,538.

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Annual Conference Honors Black Leaders

In a landmark weekend that will pay tribute to African Americans in science, engineering, and technology at the 24th annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) STEM Global Competitiveness Conference ceremony was hosted at the Baltimore Convention Center Feb. 18-20.

The awards ceremony honored Gen. William E. “Kip” Ward, the first commander of US Africa Command in Stuttgart, Germany, with the BEYA Lifetime Achievement Award. Ward earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Morgan State University and holds a master’s in political science from Penn State. Prior to his current position, Ward served as the deputy commander, Headquarters U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany, among other prestigious staff assignments over the course of 39 years of service to the U.S. Army.

Since Ward was first commissioned into the Army in June 1971, the general has collected several prestigious badges such as the Distinguished Service Medal, the Master Parachutist Badge, the Expert Infantryman’s Badge and the Legion of Merit to name a few.

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Interesting Debate Concerning MD HBCUs and Online Learning

Regarding desegregation, Maryland colleges pledged years ago to not create duplicate programs which would hinder the state’s HBCUs. Is this rule outdated, and in the way of public learning?

The Baltimore Sun reported:

The University System of Maryland is appealing for reconsideration by the Maryland Higher Education Commission of a decision to block an online degree program in community college administration because it might compete with an in-person program at Morgan State University

Morgan State is a historically black college and the commission cited the state’s desegregation pledges to avoid duplicate programs that might undercut its offerings. But those pledges took place before the growth in online learning, and system officials fear the decision in the case could limit future programs. The University of Maryland University College, which wanted to offer the program, is still able to do so — but not for residents of Maryland.