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Morgan State University Set To Become The First HBCU To Open A Medical School In 45 Years

Morgan State University (MSU) is about to make history. According to CBS News, the Maryland-based educational institution will become the first HBCU to open a new medical school in 45 years.

Dec 14, 2022

The NBA To Support All 107 HBCUs In Its Latest Initiative To Provide More Opportunities

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is giving back bigger than ever to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). All 107 HBCUs will receive support to advance opportunities, according to the NBA’s website. The NBA is set to launch its first-ever NBA HBCU Classic, a new fellowship program for career development, $1 million in donations through the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and additional programming including events and game telecasts. “The NBA family recognizes the storied and prominent role that HBCUs have played in our society for decades,” NBA Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer, Mark Tatum said. “We also recognize that within our commitments to increase Black representation across the league and grow the game, we can create educational, athletic and career opportunities through engagement with these institutions. Through continued collaboration with partners like TMCF and UNCF, our teams and...

Oct 21, 2021

Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Awards $15K To Morgan State University STEM Scholar Mikayla Harris

Morgan State University students continue to breed excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Mikayla Harris — a senior from the School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences (SCMNS) — was awarded $15,000 from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) for 2021, Morgan State University announced. “I wanted to apply to represent Morgan State as well as Black women in STEM,” said Harris. “There is not enough biomedical research that includes Black people, people of color and other minority groups.” Harris is Morgan State University’s second consecutive scholar to win the highly competitive Astronaut Scholarship. In a nationwide selection, 60 top junior and senior STEM students across 44 universities were awarded the scholarship. According to Morgan News, ASF was founded in 1984 to “aid the U.S. in retaining its world leadership in science and technology by providing scholarships for exceptional college students pursuing degrees in those fields.”...

Sep 24, 2021

Morgan State University Alumnus Calvin Tyler Donates $20M, the Largest Gift Received From an HBCU Alum

It’s nothing like giving back to the place where it all started! For Calvin E. Tyler, that place is Morgan State University. The alumnus just donated $20 million to the HBCU making it the school’s largest private donation from a former student in its 154-year-history, according to a press release. As a Morgan State student during the 1960s, Tyler studied business administration. He ultimately switched his career goals due to financial reasons and became one of the first 10 UPS drivers on the east coast. At UPS, Tyler worked his way up through the ranks and eventually became senior vice president of operations prior to his retirement in 1998. In 2002, Tyler and his wife Tina created the “Calvin and Tina Tyler Endowed Scholarship” at Morgan State University with a vision to provide full-tuition to students. The Tylers made a $5 million commitment to the HBCU in 2016, making it the largest private donation in the school’s history at the time. Now, they’ve followed up and made history...

Mar 8, 2021

Morgan State University Announces Opening of First-Ever HBCU FinTech Center For Students

Morgan State University’s Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management has officially announced the opening of its new Center for the Study for Blockchain and Financial Technology — better known as the FinTech Center and the first-ever to exist at a HBCU. According to Black Enterprise, the FinTech Center first opened up in 2019. The center is now ready to commence classes this semester, which will all be dedicated to the study of blockchain, cryptocurrency, and the digital finance industry. The university will reportedly partner with Silicon Valley FinTech company Ripple and assist the Graves School of Business with building out a specialized curriculum. Additionally, Morgan plans to expand academic courses and extend scholarships to both faculty and students who wish to pursue a career in blockchain, cryptocurrency, digital payment, and other financial technology areas. After successfully launching a pilot program, the FinTech Center is also hosting its Battle Of The Cryptos 2...

Feb 26, 2021

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

New Fiscal Report Reveals Morgan State University's $1B Plus Impact on State Economy

Historically speaking, HBCUs have long prided themselves on their community involvement and deep ties to local areas they occupy. A 2017 report commissioned by UNCF’s Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute previously shared that HBCU institutions have generated over 130,000 jobs both locally and regionally for their home states and make up $14.8 billion in economic impact, according to a press release. Now this week, a new independent study ordered by Baltimore’s own Morgan State University shows that the HBCU currently accounts for $1.1 billion generated in annual financial impact on Maryland and $640 million within Baltimore City. Morgan fiscal footprint leaves lasting economic and community impression in Maryland and Baltimore, more than $1B impact in state and $640M in Baltimore – Read More 👉🏾 #MorganMomentum #EconomicImpact — Morgan State University (@MorganStateU) January 25, 2021 The new study — conducted by national economic consulting firm Econsult...

Jan 27, 2021