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Morgan State to Add African American and African Diaspora Studies Minor to Meet Demand For Ethnic Studies

Morgan State University is adding a new degree minor as students are showing more interest in ethnic studies, according to announcement. To meet demand, the HBCU’s James H. Gilliam, Jr. College of Liberal Arts launched a degree minor in African American and African Diaspora Studies (AAAD) for undergraduate students. Students can add the new minor to their majors regardless of what they are already studying. The university is hoping this addition will strength and expand its African American and African Diaspora Studies program. “The addition of the new interdisciplinary program in African American and African Diaspora Studies will afford Morgan students a holistic and intensive study of the far-reaching impact the diasporic populations of the African continent have contributed and continue to contribute to societies around the world,” said M’bare N’gom, dean of Morgan’s State’s College of Liberal Arts, in a statement. “Through this interdisciplinary program, MSU students will...

Feb 11, 2021

Ten Black Students Chosen As 2021 Rhodes Scholars Tie For Most Ever in a Single Class

The Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest and highest honor any student can receive for an international postgraduate program to continue their studies at the University of Oxford. For the second time in its 118-year history, ten Black Americans have been chosen as U.S. Rhodes Scholars, tying up the 2017 record for the most ever in a single class, according to Black Enterprise. There were a total of 32 Americans selected for this year’s Rhodes Scholars class, and according to a press statement from the American secretary of the Rhodes Trust Elliot F. Gerson, it’s one of the most diverse groups ever. “This year’s American Rhodes Scholars—independently elected by 16 committees around the country meeting simultaneously—reflect the remarkable diversity that characterizes and strengthens the United States. Twenty-two of the 32 are students of color; ten are Black, equal to the greatest number ever elected in one year in the United States. Nine are first-generation Americans or immigrants; and...

Nov 24, 2020