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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 | April 9, 2014
Dolores Mae Hammond Ali, a retired Social Security Administration technical writer, died of cancer Friday at her Randallstown home. She was 75. Born Dolores Mae Hammond in Baltimore, she was raised on Presstman Street in West Baltimore and was a graduate of Frederick Douglass High School. She attended Morgan State University and American University in Washington. Family members said she was among the first African-American employees hired at the Motor Vehicle Administration at its former Guilford Avenue headquarters.
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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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April 7, 2014
Your recent story on Sojourner Douglass College revealed these students' distress and uncertainty about their futures ( "With Sojourner-Douglass' accreditation in jeopardy, students in limbo," March 30). As an African-American who once experienced a similar situation at Morgan State University in the 1960s, I'm feeling those students' pain. During my four-years at Morgan our college was constantly and consistently underfunded and ignored while students were treated as second-class citizens by being denied the most basic necessities.
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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 Sloane Brown | October 21, 2001
As the 1000 guests entered the lobby of Martin's West, they were greeted with the sweet, cool tunes of the Morgan Jazz Ensemble. Bouquets of orange and blue balloons led the way to the ballroom, where tables were covered in more of the Morgan State University colors. Naturally. After all, this was the MSU "Gala XVII." In a room nearby, some of MSU's biggest supporters gathered for a pre-gala VIP reception, catching up with old friends and sampling appetizers like fried shrimp, chicken marsala and vegetable quesadillas.
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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 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 Barbara Pash | April 4, 2014
They toured the site - 27 aces of prime waterfront property wedged between ritzy Harbor East and trendy Fell's Point in Baltimore City. They met with the developer, who reviewed his $1 billion project of offices, retail, residential and hotel. Now, Loyola Blakefield students are taking a crack at coming up with their own plan for the site on which Harbor Point is being built. Loyola Blakefield is one of 10 teams this year, in Team Project, an annual event of ACE (Architecture, Construction and Engineering)
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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 Scott Dance and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 22, 2014
Maryland's Democratic candidates for governor made their cases to the party's youths Saturday, but for some, like Baltimore high school student Eric Brown, the race is still a tossup. Brown criticized all three candidates. Of Attorney General Douglas Gansler, the Reginald F. Lewis High School senior said he liked hearing straightforward albeit long answers to questions. Del. Heather Mizeur? "She's an idealist," Brown said. And Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, he said, "had a hard time telling us what he's done.
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By Karen Arnett de Rodriguez | March 13, 2014
Winner, winner, chicken dinner! Except replace chicken dinner with doughnut breakfast. After four weeks, the Rodgers Forge Elementary Walking School Bus Doughnut Challenge has concluded. And the winner is: the Heathfield South route. Led by Marianne Lohr, Michelle Dinsmore and Holly Storck, this route far and away surpassed the other routes - not only in number of "riders" (37) but in the number of adults who signed up to "drive" the bus (20). Word must have spread that the Heathfield South route won the contest, because on March 5, 20 kids showed up for their jelly-filled reward. And there was much rejoicing.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2014
A Morgan State University employee with a previous record of theft was indicted this week, with prosecutors alleging he stole $66,000 in state funds. Robert Lee Terrell, 70, of Baltimore was arrested Tuesday and charged with five counts of felony theft and one count of felony theft scheme, according to the Maryland Attorney General's Office. The indictment did not provide details on how Terrell allegedly stole the money and prosecutors declined to elaborate on the charges. Terrell was the director of the Restricted Funds Accounting office, which oversees grants and contracts, and was hired in 2004, according to the university.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2014
The president of Morgan State University was recently a finalist for a job as head of the public college system in Wisconsin, but ultimately withdrew his name from consideration. David Wilson was one of five finalists vying to be head of the University of Wisconsin System, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. The job went to Ray Cross, an internal candidate, in January. Before coming to Morgan, Wilson had worked as chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and the University of Wisconsin Extension.
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By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | January 25, 2014
City senior guard Omari George said the Knights' No. 1 priority going into the season was improving on their ability to close out games, citing last year's playoff loss to Milford Mill as the biggest reason why. In the highly-anticipated rematch against the Millers in Saturday's finale of the 18th Annual Basketball Academy at Morgan State, the Knights didn't have to concern themselves with a strong finish. In a showdown between the No. 1 and 2 teams in the area, it was top-ranked City that started fast and maintained a safe lead throughout to come away with a 65-53 win over the No. 2 Milford Mill.
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