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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2014
A Morgan State University professor was convicted Tuesday in connection with a scheme to defraud the National Science Foundation and his students. Manoj Kumar Jha, 46, of Severn faces 20 years in prison for each of four counts of wire fraud, and for one count each of mail fraud and falsification of records; and a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison for theft of government property, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. He is scheduled to be sentenced in July. Jha, who was director of the university's Center for Advanced Transportation and Infrastructure Engineering Research, was accused of fraudulently obtaining $200,000 in grant funds from the NSF's Small Business Technology Transfer program in 2008 and 2009, and attempting to obtain another $500,000 through the same program.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2014
Lt. Col. Earl W. Nesbitt, a retired decorated career Army officer who had fought in Vietnam and remained a staunch advocate for veterans, died Sunday at Northwest Hospital of complications from diabetes. He was 74. The son of James Robert Nesbitt Sr., a cabdriver, and Mildred Alice Johnson Nesbitt, a bar owner, Earl William Nesbitt was born and raised in South Baltimore. After graduating in 1958 from Frederick Douglass High School, he earned a bachelor's degree in 1961 in biology from what is now Morgan State University.
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December 17, 2012
As a former Morgan State University faculty member for more than a decade, I often used the word hope when speaking of President David Wilson ("Morgan state University refuses to renew contract of president," Dec. 11). He brought to the university a genuine interest in the concerns of faculty, students and staff through frequent small meetings and large forums that were never intimidating. Morgan prior to Mr. Wilson had a tendency toward insular thinking and little interest in getting or using the opinions of all but a select few. Mr. Wilson attempted to change that.
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By Elijah E. Cummings | September 21, 2014
Women are often the backbones of our families - deftly balancing the needs of the household with their personal goals and career ambitions. Over the past few decades that balance has become increasingly important. According to the Pew Research Center, last year 40 percent of all households with children under the age of 18 had mothers who were either the sole or primary source of income for their families. This is a drastic shift that matches the growth of the female workforce. Women now make up nearly half or the labor force, jumping from just over one-third in 1970.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2014
Morgan State University is working with a group that intends to bring Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan to speak on campus this fall, a university spokesman said Saturday. Spokesman Clint Coleman said a local Nation of Islam chapter, the Student Government Association and the Collegiate 100 of Morgan State University were organizing the event, planned as a two-day affair with panels and lectures with Farrakhan as the keynote speaker. Coleman said the organizers were originally looking at a date this month, but due to issues with scheduling and venue are now working to set a date in the fall.
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By Tanika White and Tanika White,SUN REPORTER | November 12, 2006
BRIAN J. HILL On the eve of Morgan State University's Homecoming, a group of alumni gathered at Club One to celebrate their alma mater. The ex-Bears arrived in a range of gear -- suits and no ties, jeans and fitted tees, skirts and pumps, button-ups and blazers. But this was an affair where the guys outdid the ladies, showing what a few years' worth of post-college paychecks -- and a little class -- can do. WONDERING IF YOU WERE GLIMPSED? / / Check out baltimoresun.com / glimpsed for additional photos of fashion-forward locals and a critique by fashion writer Tanika White of the styles she saw around town.
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March 19, 2006
The Morgan State University Dance Ensemble and local gospel choirs will appear in concert from 6 p.m. to 9:30 April 1 in the Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia. Proceeds will benefit the County Howard Office on Aging's Vivian L. Reid Senior Assistance Fund and the local Omega Psi Phi Fraternity's scholarship fund. The Reid fund helps senior citizens facing eviction, utility shut-offs or helps with problems paying for medicine. The fraternity's scholarships go to local children.
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By Sloane Brown and Sloane Brown,Special to The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2009
If Jordan Milton looks like a model, that's because she is. The 19-year-old Morgan State University sophomore occasionally models in the Baltimore area, as well as around her hometown of New Castle, Del. "Fashion is very important to me because I feel as though I have to look the part. Where I go, I like to have that attention. It's good to have people say, 'Oh, you look like a model.' " This broadcast journalism major certainly got our attention when we "glimpsed" her in between classes at Morgan's Student Center.
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By Sloane Brown and Sloane Brown,Special to The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2008
There was no better place to check out current fashions recently than at the Ebony Fashion Fair show at Morgan State University's Murphy Fine Arts Center. And we don't mean what was on stage. MSU student Ashley Williams was a great example of eye-catching style in the audience. The 18-year old Frederick resident loves to mix and match to fit her mood. And she knows how to do it on a student's budget. "I feel that you should always incorporate fashion into your life because you never know who is watching."
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By Frank P. L. Somerville and Frank P. L. Somerville,Sun Staff Writer | December 28, 1994
Kenneth Francis Jerkins Sr., a popular biology professor at Morgan State University who had been department chairman, academic dean and vice president for academic affairs during his nearly 30 years on the campus, died Saturday of cancer at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 68.Colleagues often called him "a teacher's teacher." He specialized in teaching biology to non-science majors.Mary E. Robinson, director of development at Morgan, who studied under Dr. Jerkins in a master's program there in 1968, recalled, "He was so skilled at problem-solving and so understanding.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2014
Kevin Frazier's latest gig starts this evening, Sept. 9, as he takes over as co-anchor of the syndicated entertainment news show “Entertainment Tonight.” Formerly of TV's “The Insider,” Frazier, 50, will share hosting duties with "ET" veteran Nancy O'Dell. He replaces Rob Marciano, who left the show in July to join ABC News and “Good Morning America.” “Kevin lives and breathes entertainment news; he is the ultimate professional and has a phenomenal relationship with Nancy,” Brad Bessey, executive producer of “Entertainment Tonight,” says in a story that ran in Variety when Frazier's arrival was announced.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2014
Jasmine White was accepted to Morgan State University, her dream college, almost 10 years ago. But the New Yorker discovered she could not afford the out-of-state tuition. "I just started crying because I had no idea where I was going to get [the money] before class started," White recalled. Instead of coming to Baltimore, she earned an associate's degree at a community college in New York, and served five years in the Army Reserve. Now 26, she is finally enrolling at Morgan State this fall.
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September 2, 2014
Letter writer Vernon Herron's views on the use of military equipment by police are spot on ( "Police use of military-style gear is rarely appropriate," Aug. 28). Ask the people who are rescued from an active shooter incident and they'll tell you they are happy the police could respond appropriately. Much of the equipment responders used came from the Defense Department's 1033 program, which gives police departments surplus military hardware. In an age of active shooters and the potential for terrorism - a threat we still face - we need to be prepared to respond.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
A Morgan State University professor was sentenced Friday to three years in prison and will pay $105,726 in restitution in connection with a scheme to defraud the National Science Foundation and his students, according to the U.S. attorney's office. Manoj Kumar Jha, 47, of Severn, was convicted in April of wire fraud, mail fraud, falsification of records and theft of government property. Jha fraudulently obtained $200,000 in grants from the National Science Foundation and used it for personal expenses, the U.S. attorney's office said.
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By Edward Lee and Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2014
Marquese Meadow, an 18-year-old freshman at Morgan State University and defensive lineman on the Bears football team, died early Sunday morning at Johns Hopkins Hospital two weeks after becoming disoriented at practice, school officials said. Meadow, a Washington native, was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital, and then to Hopkins, following practice on Aug. 10, according to Clinton Coleman, director of public relations and communications at Morgan. Coleman said Meadow was hospitalized since then, and was showing signs of improvement before his condition began to deteriorate Saturday.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2014
Autopsy results showing that Morgan State University football player Marquese Meadow died of heat stroke have prompted his mother to question whether coaches and trainers monitored the heat at practice or gave players enough water breaks. Meadow, an 18-year-old freshman from Washington, D.C., died early Sunday after being hospitalized for two weeks. School officials said he became disoriented after an Aug. 10 football practice. His death has been ruled accidental, said Bruce Goldfarb, spokesman for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2014
Morgan State University continues to have problems managing the largest federal research program in its history and has faced financial penalties from the organization that oversees the program, according to documents released this week. Mismanagement in the program known as GESTAR, or NASA's Goddard Earth Sciences Technology and Research, became public in June when The Baltimore Sun obtained a letter from the contractor overseeing the program that detailed "serious performance and financial deficiencies.
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