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Morgan State University Breaks HBCU Record for Patents Awarded in 2023

“Our commitment to prioritize research is compounded by our unbridled support for Morgan faculty and students to pursue patents for their innovations. We see this framework as a critical component to how universities significantly contribute to technological advancements and improve society," said Wille May, vice president of Morgan State University.

Two Black Scholars Selected for Deanships

The new deans are Royce Burnett at Morgan State University in Baltimore and Pamela Moye at Mercer University in Georgia.

Yale University Commits $10 million Toward HBCU Partnerships

Yale University issued a formal apology three weeks ago regarding its historical ties to slavery. In response, the university has pledged $10 million towards an initiative that aims to expand collaboration with historically Black colleges and universities.

Center for Urban and Coastal Climate Science Research Established at Morgan State University

The new interdisciplinary research center aims to develop effective solutions to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change through collaboration with the global scientific community and policymakers.

Oscar Barton Wins Medal From the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Morgan State University professor and dean, Oscar Barton, is the first African American recipient of the Edwin F. Church Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. As part of the award, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers will establish an endowed scholarship in his name at Morgan State University.

Collection of Papers by Elijah E. Cummings Is Bequeathed to Morgan State University Library

The estate of Congressman Elijah E. Cummings has gifted Morgan State University with a large collection of Cummings' personal belongings. The collection will be showcased and studied by archivists at the university's library.

Maryland Takes Steps to Eliminate Duplicative Programs at PWIs and HBCUs

Now the state of Maryland has formed the Maryland Program Approval Process Workgroup with aim of avoiding duplicative programs before they get off the ground.

Morgan State University Partners With the Community College of Baltimore County

Together, two of Maryland’s largest institutions will provide dual admission to students, increasing associate degree attainment and accelerating undergraduate degree completion.

The Revival of Morgan State University’s Wrestling Program

Morgan State University in Baltimore is now the country’s only HBCU with a D-I wrestling program. Morgan State had discontinued its wrestling program 25 years ago.

Three Black Men in New Administrative Posts at State Universities

Nathan Cochran was appointed director of athletics at South Carolina State University. Nehemiah Yisrael was hired as director of procurement and property control at Morgan State University in Baltimore and Jermaine Rolle is the new director of athletics at Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Monica Walker Has Received the 2023 Anna Julia Cooper Excellence Award

Monica W. Walker, dean of instruction at the Community College of Baltimore County, recently received the 2023 Anna Julia Cooper Excellence Award from the Society for Experiential Education. The award recognizes Dr. Walker’s outstanding leadership of initiatives that demonstrate an exceptional commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in experiential education.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

After Campus Shooting Incident, Morgan State University to Build a Security Wall

On October 3, five people, including four students, were shot on the campus of Morgan State University in Baltimore. As a result of the incident, President David Wilson announced that the university will erect 8,000 feet of fencing that will enclose 90 percent of the Morgan State campus.

Morgan State University President to Receive the 2023 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education

President Davis WIlson, who is the first president of a historically Black college or university to earn this distinguished honor, was selected for the overall transformation he has led at Morgan State, including historic advancement in retention and graduation rates and the university’s engagement with adult learners. He was also recognized for his vigorous national advocacy on behalf of HBCUs and support of degree attainment for Black students.

Gunfire Erupts After Homecoming Event at Morgan State University in Baltimore

Five people, including four students, were shot on the campus of Morgan State University in Baltimore. The incident occurred outside Murphy Fine Arts Center where a homecoming event choosing Mr. and Miss Morgan State University had been selected.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Morgan State University to Join the Safety21 Initiative on Autonomous Vehicles

Historically Black Morgan State University in Baltimore has been selected to collaborate in a national, multi-university consortium focused on ensuring that autonomous, networked, shared, and integrated transportation technologies and systems are developed and deployed with an emphasis on safety, equity, and sustainability.

Maryland Puts Towson University Ph.D. Program Opposed by Morgan State University on Hold

In June, the Maryland Higher Education Commission by a vote of 4 to 3 approved the establishment of a business analytics doctoral program at Towson University. The new program was opposed by officials at historically Black Morgan State University. Now the state attorney general said the vote to approve the program is not valid because there was not a required quorum.

Morgan State University Museum Added to the National Register of Historic Places

In 1935, Lillie Jackson was elected president of the Baltimore Branch of the NAACP. Under her leadership, the NAACP membership rose from less than 200 in 1935 to over 25,000 by 1946. She remained president until 1970. Her home was made into a museum and later ownership was transferred to Morgan State University,

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Morgan State University Aims to Help Food Entrepreneurs in Baltimore

Morgan State University, in partnership with the City of Baltimore, has announced the creation of Open Access Baltimore, a free one-stop-shop online portal for student and community food entrepreneurs to find and utilize local resources for capital, permitting and licensing, and training that will help them plan, launch, and grow their businesses.

Morgan State University Opposes New Ph.D. Program at Nearby Towson University

Two years ago, the state approved a $577 million settlement to enhance the state's four HBCUs. The money is being used, in part, to expand academic programs and course offerings. Duplicate programs at predominately White institutions do harm to the efforts of HBCUs to attract a diverse group of students to their campuses, according to opponents of the new program at Towson.

A Trio of Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at State Universities

Antwon Woods will be the next dean of the School of Business at Alcorn State University in Mississippi. Abimbola O. Asojo will be the second dean of the School of Architecture and Planning at Morgan State University in Baltimore and Teresa Mastin will serve as interim dean of the College of Communication Arts and Science at Michigan State University.

President David Wilson Gets Seven-Year Contract Extension at Morgan State University

The board of regents at Morgan State University in Baltimore voted unanimously to extend the contract of president David K. Wilson for seven years. Dr. Wilson will now lead the university through 2030. Dr. Wilson became president of Morgan State University in 2010.

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Universities

Taking on new administrative roles are James Curbeam at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Vanessa Love at the University of Pittsburgh, Ian Bouie at Stockton University in New Jersey, Taylor Whitehead at Virginia State University, and Tourea B. Robinson at Edward Waters University in Jacksonville, Florida.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

“Hate Comes Tumbloing Down:” Morgan State Demolishes the Spite Wall

In 1917, what is now Morgan State University purchased land to build a new campus in the Lauraville neighborhood of Baltimore. The surrounding neighborhood was predominantly White. As the campus expanded, in the early 1940s White residents built a brick wall to separate the HBCU campus from their community.

“Hate Comes Tumbling Down:” Morgan State Demolishes the Spite Wall

In 1917, what is now Morgan State University purchased land to build a new campus in the Lauraville neighborhood of Baltimore. The surrounding neighborhood was predominantly White. As the campus expanded, in the early 1940s White residents built a brick wall to separate the HBCU campus from their community.

Two HBCUs Join With Georgetown University to Combat Enviromental Injustice

The Environmental Impact Data Collaborative is a cross-institutional partnership that will allow researchers to directly engage with communities most affected by environmental injustice and develop a diverse network of researchers and activists who can transform data into solutions that promote equity and combat climate change.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Morgan State University to Lead Consortium to Conduct Transportation Reseach

Morgan State University is the first historically Black college or university and the first university in Maryland to lead a U.S. Department of Transportation Regional University Transportation Center. Researchers will explore novel applications for emerging technologies, such as machine learning, automated vehicles, and electric vehicles, to strengthen the region’s transportation network.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Willie May Named President-Elect of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Since 2018, Dr. May has served as vice president of research and economic development and professor of chemistry at Morgan State University in Baltimore. Previously, he served as the U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

A Quartet of Black Women Taking on New Administrative Duties at Universities

The four African American women hired to new administrative positions are Marcia Walker-McWilliams at Tulane University in New Orleans, Felicia L. McMillan at South Carolina State University, Endia DeCordova at Morgan State University in Baltimore, and Melissa Hodge-Penn at North Carolina A&T State University.

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