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January 27, 1991
Harford Community College's Board of Trustees has appointed Julius F. Nimmons Jr. as the College's Dean of Arts and Sciences.Nimmons will lead the division which includes the departments of English, Speech and Foreign Languages; Fine/Applied Arts; Social Sciences; Behavioral Sciences; Natural Sciences; Math/Engineering; Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics; Transitional Studies and Counseling.Nimmons earned a Ph.D. in U.S. History from Howard University, aswell as a certificate from the American Council on Education Fellowsin Academic Administration, an M.A. in European History from AtlantaUniversity, and a B.A. in American History/Education from Morehouse College.
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By Adina Amith | May 5, 2014
When my daughter was a freshman in high school, she shared a particularly uplifting experience from history class one day. In the middle of a lesson, a senior barged into the classroom with tears in his eyes and handed the teacher a letter. A smile spread across the teacher's face as he read in silence. The teacher then turned to the class and announced that the student had just received a full scholarship to an excellent college. The teen pointed toward the window and whispered, to the teacher, "If it hadn't been for you and this school, I'd be out on those streets selling drugs.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,sun reporter | April 4, 2007
Murray A. Schmoke Sr., a retired Aberdeen Proving Ground chemist and the father of former Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, died Monday of pulmonary fibrosis at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Madison Park resident was 79. Born in Raleigh, N.C., Mr. Schmoke earned a bachelor's degree at Morehouse College in Atlanta, where he sang in its glee club and remained active in its alumni association. He moved to Baltimore in 1949 to take a job as a chemical research scientist at Edgewood Arsenal. His son, who served as Baltimore's mayor from 1988 to 1999 and is now dean of the Howard University School of Law, said his father worked on shielding military vehicles from a nuclear attack.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2013
Paul T. Walker Sr., a partner in the Washington law firm of Walker & Walker Associates who was moved to become a lawyer because of the civil rights movement of the 1960s, died July 25 of sarcoidosis at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 70. "Throughout his life, Paul was always a seeker who always tried to better himself. That was his motivation. To be the best that he could," said his wife of 48 years and law partner, the former Betty Stevens. "He was also a humble man who loved humility in others and before God. " The son of a disabled Army veteran and a hospital cook, Paul Thomas Walker Sr. was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tenn.
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By Michael A. Fletcher and Michael A. Fletcher,Sun Staff Writer | April 13, 1994
Hundreds of mourners packed Baltimore's Douglas Memorial Community Church yesterday to bid a solemn farewell to Murray Alexander Schmoke Jr., the mayor's half brother who was killed last week in a traffic accident in South Africa.In a memorial service that was warm and dignified and even funny at times, Mr. Schmoke, 25, was remembered as a generous young man who exuded an infectious love of life."He had a way of walking into life and saying, 'What's up?' " said the Rev. Marion C. Bascom."Today, we are sending Alex heavenward," he continued.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2013
The Rev. Dr. Alfred A. Vaughn, who had pastored United Methodist churches for nearly 40 years, died May 21 of heart disease at his Cedonia home. He was 90. "He was clear, insightful and persuasive but not loud. He was gentle. That is the way he was as a man and as a pastor," said the Rev. Dr. Forest C. Stith, a retired bishop of the Baltimore-Washington Methodist Conference. "He was ... a great family man. I appreciated him very much," said Dr. Stith, who had been Dr. Vaughn's district superintendent.
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By Michael James and Michael James,Sun Staff Writer | April 5, 1994
Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke's 25-year-old stepbrother was believed to have been killed yesterday in a traffic accident in South Africa, where he had been working as a schoolteacher, according to South African authorities.Murray Alexander Schmoke Jr. was reportedly killed between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. EDT after a taxi van in which he was riding went out of control and overturned on a highway between Pretoria and Pietersburg, according to Clint Coleman, press secretary to Mayor Schmoke.That information was received by the mayor's chief of staff about 3 p.m. in a phone call from officials at Pax College in Pietersburg, Mr. Coleman said.
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June 27, 2006
Arthur Malvin, 83, a composer and lyricist who won two Emmy Awards for his work with Carol Burnett and Frank Sinatra, died June 16 at his home in Century City, Calif., after a long illness. Mr. Malvin won an Emmy in 1968 for writing music for a Frank Sinatra television special, A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim, which featured Ella Fitzgerald and Brazilian bossa nova singer Antonio Carlos Jobim. In 1978, Mr. Malvin and Stan Freeman shared an Emmy for "Hi-Hat," a Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers parody they wrote for The Carol Burnett Show.
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By Peter Applebome and Peter Applebome,New York Times News Service Staff Writer Thomas W. Waldron contributed to this article | May 5, 1993
ATLANTA -- On his second day as a student at Morehouse College, Michael Davis found himself called onto a stage with the director Spike Lee to address what many students took to be a serious problem at the school: Mr. Davis' presence there.Thus began Mr. Davis' career as the only white student at Morehouse, the elite black men's school here whose graduates include Mr. Lee and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Few other whites find themselves under quite so glaring a spotlight. But giving an unusual twist to the racial issues on the nation's college campuses, more and more whites are choosing to cross the racial divide and join the minority at the nation's 107 historically black colleges.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | February 10, 1997
Robert Matthews got a scholarship for Morehouse College in Atlanta. Darlene McClain bought a three-bedroom house cheaper than it costs to live in public housing. Renee Brown now earns nearly $2 more than minimum wage at the World Trade Center.All spoke as examples of the successes of Baltimore United in Leadership Development (BUILD), which celebrated its 20th birthday yesterday at a lively ceremony at City Temple of Baltimore Baptist Church at Dolphin and Eutaw streets.BUILD is an interdenominational church-based group that builds houses, fights for "living wages" for workers and helps the poor.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2013
The Rev. Dr. Alfred A. Vaughn, who had pastored United Methodist churches for nearly 40 years, died May 21 of heart disease at his Cedonia home. He was 90. "He was clear, insightful and persuasive but not loud. He was gentle. That is the way he was as a man and as a pastor," said the Rev. Dr. Forest C. Stith, a retired bishop of the Baltimore-Washington Methodist Conference. "He was ... a great family man. I appreciated him very much," said Dr. Stith, who had been Dr. Vaughn's district superintendent.
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By Cal Thomas | May 25, 2013
President Barack Obama gave two commencement addresses in one to graduates of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga., last weekend. It would be easy for this conservative to critique the political and social elements of his speech. Instead, I choose to focus on the inspirational part. The president struck the right note at the historically black, all-male college. African-American men in America need more role models and encouragement to counter the reality, reinforced by much of the media, of too much failure, crime, imprisonment, out-of-wedlock births, a disproportionate abortion rate and other social maladies affecting many in the black community.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2013
If Baltimore native Leland Shelton had bothered to check his email in the hectic day before graduation, he might have avoided a shock during commencement. There he was, one of 500 men in a black cap and gown this week at Morehouse College in Atlanta, soaking up the words of the speaker — President Barack Obama — when the commander in chief called out his name. "Where's Leland?" Obama said, and Shelton's mouth went dry. "I was floored, I was momentarily paralyzed," the 21-year-old said.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2010
Dr. Edward Eugene Holt, a former longtime Baltimore physician and general surgeon whose career spanned four decades, died Oct. 4 of pneumonia at Sinai Hospital. The Windsor Hills resident was 92. Dr. Holt, who was born in Stockbridge, Ga., was raised in Atlanta, where he graduated in 1934 from Booker T. Washington High School. After earning a bachelor's degree in 1938 in chemistry from Morehouse College, Dr. Holt attended graduate school at Atlanta University, where he founded and edited The Collegian, which published news from all of the black colleges in Atlanta.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,sun reporter | April 4, 2007
Murray A. Schmoke Sr., a retired Aberdeen Proving Ground chemist and the father of former Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, died Monday of pulmonary fibrosis at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Madison Park resident was 79. Born in Raleigh, N.C., Mr. Schmoke earned a bachelor's degree at Morehouse College in Atlanta, where he sang in its glee club and remained active in its alumni association. He moved to Baltimore in 1949 to take a job as a chemical research scientist at Edgewood Arsenal. His son, who served as Baltimore's mayor from 1988 to 1999 and is now dean of the Howard University School of Law, said his father worked on shielding military vehicles from a nuclear attack.
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June 27, 2006
Arthur Malvin, 83, a composer and lyricist who won two Emmy Awards for his work with Carol Burnett and Frank Sinatra, died June 16 at his home in Century City, Calif., after a long illness. Mr. Malvin won an Emmy in 1968 for writing music for a Frank Sinatra television special, A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim, which featured Ella Fitzgerald and Brazilian bossa nova singer Antonio Carlos Jobim. In 1978, Mr. Malvin and Stan Freeman shared an Emmy for "Hi-Hat," a Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers parody they wrote for The Carol Burnett Show.
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By GREGORY KANE | April 18, 2005
THEY PROBABLY never expected so see each other so soon after they left Polytechnic Institute in 1999, but all three are in Howard University College of Medicine's Class of 2007. You may have already met Taisha Shai Williams in a previous column. After scoring 1,250 on her SAT exam and posting a 4.0 grade point average at Poly, Williams went to the University of Maryland, College Park, where she was a biology and pre-med major who minored in African-American studies. Darrell Mason Gray II and Steven James Harris Jr. went farther south for college.
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By Ernest F. Imhoff and Ernest F. Imhoff,Evening Sun Staff | March 20, 1991
The Morehouse College Glee Club performs at Baltimore Poly Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The correct number to call for information is 728-1124. The number was listed incorrectly in yesterday's Accent section. The Evening Sun regrets the error.The Morehouse College Glee Club, of Atlanta, returns to XTC Baltimore Poly Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Sunday for its fourth straight local concert while the American Camerata for New Music performs 20th century pieces at the College of Notre Dame.Glee club director David Morrow will lead a varied program including two African songs, "Shango" and "Betelehemu," by Nigerian Michael Olatungi, an alumnus of Morehouse, reports Murray A. Schmoke Sr., treasurer of the active Baltimore Metropolitan Morehouse Alumni Assn.
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By GREGORY KANE | April 18, 2005
THEY PROBABLY never expected so see each other so soon after they left Polytechnic Institute in 1999, but all three are in Howard University College of Medicine's Class of 2007. You may have already met Taisha Shai Williams in a previous column. After scoring 1,250 on her SAT exam and posting a 4.0 grade point average at Poly, Williams went to the University of Maryland, College Park, where she was a biology and pre-med major who minored in African-American studies. Darrell Mason Gray II and Steven James Harris Jr. went farther south for college.
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