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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 Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2014
Arnold M. Jolivet, a longtime advocate for minority- and women-owned businesses who was a familiar presence at City Hall, died of complications from heart disease Sunday morning at Sinai Hospital. The Village of Cross Keys resident was 71. "Mr. Jolivet was a consistent, devoted and vocal champion for minority businesses," Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said in a statement. "His unapologetic approach to overcoming obstacles will always be his legacy. He understood, as I do, that progress cannot be achieved without economic parity for minority-owned businesses.
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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 Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2014
The city police investigation into the alleged rape of a Morgan State University student earlier this year remains open, contrary to a report by the university last week. The U.S. Department of Education opened an investigation into Morgan's handling of the reported sexual assault late last month amid heightened scrutiny of the way universities nationwide respond when students say they are raped. The federal investigations are nearly always the result of a formal complaint. In the Morgan case, a female student told university officials on March 20 that she had been raped in off-campus student housing three weeks prior by a fellow student.
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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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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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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 Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | April 14, 2009
Dr. Marlene E. Greer-Chase, a retired Morgan State University professor and an active member of Ames Memorial United Methodist Church, died of chronic pulmonary obstructive disease April 6 at Season's Hospice in Randallstown. She was 74. Marlene Greer was born in Taylors, S.C., and moved to West Baltimore with her family in 1937. She was a 1952 graduate of Douglass High School and earned a bachelor's degree from Morgan State University in 1956. She also held a master's degree from the University of North Dakota.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education has opened an investigation into Morgan State University's handling of a reported sexual assault, as the number of colleges nationwide facing scrutiny for their response to sexual violence allegations grows. The investigation into Morgan State was opened June 26, according to a list made public Wednesday that now includes 66 other colleges nationwide. University spokesman Clint Coleman said the investigation involves the alleged sexual assault of a female student Feb. 28, an incident that she reported to the university on March 20. "We look forward to this investigation, and all we seek is justice," Coleman said.
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June 30, 2014
In a recent commentary published in The Sun, Morgan State University President David Wilson described in glowing terms a multimillion-dollar NASA grant his institution won three years ago to conduct advanced climate and Earth sciences research. Mr. Wilson called the contract, which could total $28.5 million over five years, the largest federal research grant ever awarded Morgan and a milestone in the school's quest for national recognition as a major research institution. He dismissed as mere "glitches" and "growing pains" any compliance issues Morgan had experienced in administering the grant.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2014
The coaches for University of Maryland, College Park's football and men's and women's basketball teams were the state's three highest-paid public employees last year, continuing a long-standing trend. Bucking the notion of low-paid college professors, of the top 200 most highly compensated state employees in 2013, the vast majority are professors, administrators and coaches at UM, as well as doctors and professors at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. A few in the top 200 are University System of Maryland officials, administrators and presidents and coaches at other colleges.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2014
The results of primary elections in Maryland on Tuesday bode well for LGBT rights -- at least according to Equality Maryland, the state's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights organization. Of 93 candidates endorsed by the group in statewide races and the General Assembly this election cycle, 83 -- or about 89 percent -- won their races. That includes Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown winning the Democratic nod for governor and not Del. Heather Mizeur, the lesbian Montgomery County legislator who was also running for the state's top job but did not receive Equality Maryland's endorsement -- to the chagrin of some.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2014
Low income Baltimoreans can get help with their energy bills at a three-day energy assistance event to be hosted by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. The event, called Energy Assistance Week, will be held Tuesday through Thursday at the Morgan State University Student Center. The event will run daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. will be on-hand to provide services and support. Only the first 600 qualified applicants will be accepted each day. Residents will be able to avoid service interruption by receiving financial assistance to lower their energy bill.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
Morgan State University mismanaged the largest federal research program in its history, according to the organization that contracted with the school and alerted it to "serious performance and financial deficiencies" earlier this year. In a letter to Morgan officials obtained by The Baltimore Sun, the Universities Space Research Association details concerns with the program, including problems with scientists properly logging the time they work on projects, accounting issues and hiring delays.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
When Brian Stewart accused a local fraternity chapter at Morgan State University of discriminating against him for being gay late last year, the university stressed its commitment to diversity and began investigating. The two results, Stewart said this week, were that the Alpha Iota chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi was placed on probation for breaking university discrimination policies, and Stewart became an even bigger target of harassment  on the school's Baltimore campus. "I had figures - hidden by the shadows of a campus residence hall and the night sky -- yell threats to me intentionally calling me a [gay slur]
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2014
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will sign a pact with several leading universities and hospitals Wednesday to work together on some of the city's most vexing challenges, officials said. The Baltimore City Anchor Plan calls on city agencies and the local institutions to discuss how they can share goals and resources to address public safety, business and the quality of life in the city. Set to sign the pact are the leaders of the Johns Hopkins University, Bon Secours Hospital, Coppin State University, Loyola University Maryland, the Maryland Institute College of Art , Morgan State University, Notre Dame of Maryland University and the University of Baltimore.
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