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By Lee A. Daniels and Lee A. Daniels,New York Times News Service | December 1, 1991
Tuskegee University, one of the nation's most prominent black colleges since its founding a century ago by Booker T. Washington, is seeking $150 million in donations by the year 2000 in the largest fund-raising effort any black college has ever attempted.Officials of Tuskegee, a 100-year-old predominantly black Alabama college, announced the campaign this week in New York."We know it's not going to be easy," said Benjamin F. Payton, the university's president. "It's a monumental challenge for us, but we can't wait for the recession to end to attack the needs we have."
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By Childs Walker | childs.walker@baltsun.com | December 4, 2009
David Wilson, a son of Alabama sharecroppers who earned a doctorate from Harvard and supervises Wisconsin's 13 two-year colleges, will become the 12th president of Morgan State University, school officials announced Thursday. Wilson will replace Earl S. Richardson, who plans to step down at the end of June after 25 years. "The more I dug into Morgan, the more I realized this was a great opportunity to continue building a pre-eminent urban research institution," Wilson said in an interview.
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August 5, 2007
Mr. and Mrs. Leroy W. Parker of Sun Lakes, AZ, are happy to announce the marriage of their daughter, Dr. Shani Lea Parker, to Dr. Jerrold B. Boone, son of Dr. and Mrs. James Boone of Laurel, MD, on June 23, 20007, at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Rockville, MD. After the ceremony, guests enjoyed a gala reception at The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. The bride graduated from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA...
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By CYNTHIA TUCKER | May 27, 2008
My father went to college on the GI Bill, graduating from Tuskegee University - then Tuskegee Institute - with a bachelor's degree in 1951. He was part of a giant wave of returning veterans who took advantage of the benefits offered to those who had served the country in World War II. The nation's foresight in paying for generous benefits for veterans had far-reaching consequences, helping not just individuals but also the country as a whole. About half of the 15 million returning vets took advantage of postsecondary training.
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By Sloane Brown | February 17, 2002
Center for Poverty Solutions Is there such a thing as too much chocolate? Some 740 folks filled the North Club Level Lounge at Ravens Stadium for the Center of Poverty Solutions' annual shindig to find out. With more than 40 local restaurants and caterers offering a surfeit of chocolate delights, the 11th annual Chocolate Affair 2002 was the ultimate test for a true chocoholic to explore his or her personal chocolate limits. You could start with rich chocolate truffles, then move on to white chocolate popcorn, citrus chicken with chocolate, chocolate-covered pretzels, sauteed pork tenderloin in chocolate mole sauce - maybe capping it all off with chocolate-covered pepper jack cheese before taking a breather with some hot malted chocolate.
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By John Dorsey and John Dorsey,Sun Art Critic | January 14, 1991
Photographer Prentice Hall Polk, who died in 1985, spent most of his 87 years at Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University) in Alabama. Like James Van Der Zee in New York, Polk recorded the middle-class blacks of his time and place, in such works as portraits, wedding pictures, photos of activities at Tuskegee. But he also recorded the life of the poor rural workers and sharecroppers of his area, in photographs such as " 'Spinning Wheel', Macon County, Alabama" (1927), "The Pipe Smoker" (1932)
NEWS
November 30, 1994
The legacy of Dr. Samuel P. Massie, who 32 years ago became the first black civilian professor at the Naval Academy, will continue at nine historically black colleges with the establishment of nine professorships in his name.The Dr. Samuel P. Massie Chair of Excellence Professorship in Environmental Disciplines, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and several Fortune 500 companies, will provide each of the schools, including Morgan State University in Baltimore, with a grant of $1.6 million over six years.
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May 17, 1997
THE LEGACY of the horrible Tuskegee Experiment, in which for 40 years nearly 400 African-American men were purposely not treated for syphilis, is glaringly obvious. You can see it in statistics showing African Americans wait longer to see a doctor, often causing treatable illnesses to worsen. You see it in African Americans' reluctance to participate in ethical medical studies or become organ donors. You see it in the sizable number of African Americans who believe the disproportionate impact of AIDS on their community is the result of a government conspiracy.
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By CYNTHIA TUCKER | May 27, 2008
My father went to college on the GI Bill, graduating from Tuskegee University - then Tuskegee Institute - with a bachelor's degree in 1951. He was part of a giant wave of returning veterans who took advantage of the benefits offered to those who had served the country in World War II. The nation's foresight in paying for generous benefits for veterans had far-reaching consequences, helping not just individuals but also the country as a whole. About half of the 15 million returning vets took advantage of postsecondary training.
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By Sandy Banisky and Sandy Banisky,SUN STAFF | August 27, 1997
TUSKEGEE, Ala. -- The first buildings you notice, as the farmland gives way to the university campus, are not dormitories or classrooms. The first buildings you notice here are the museums, because Tuskegee University is defined as much by its history as by its modern academic programs.On one side of Old Montgomery Road is The Oaks, the Victorian house that was home to Tuskegee's founder, Booker T. Washington. On the other is the George Washington Carver Museum, named for the scientist and teacher who taught there for more than 40 years.
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By Michael Schuman and Michael Schuman,Special to The Sun | February 3, 2008
Peanut butter and some of the most courageous fighter pilots of World War II share common roots. So do author Ralph Ellison and the first African-American four-star general. All are products of the only college or university designated a national historic site by Congress: Tuskegee University, originally founded as a school for teachers of color, in Tuskegee, Ala. Today, much of it is operated for visitors as the Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site. Layer upon layer of African-American history can be found here.
NEWS
August 5, 2007
Mr. and Mrs. Leroy W. Parker of Sun Lakes, AZ, are happy to announce the marriage of their daughter, Dr. Shani Lea Parker, to Dr. Jerrold B. Boone, son of Dr. and Mrs. James Boone of Laurel, MD, on June 23, 20007, at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Rockville, MD. After the ceremony, guests enjoyed a gala reception at The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. The bride graduated from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA...
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sloane Brown | February 17, 2002
Center for Poverty Solutions Is there such a thing as too much chocolate? Some 740 folks filled the North Club Level Lounge at Ravens Stadium for the Center of Poverty Solutions' annual shindig to find out. With more than 40 local restaurants and caterers offering a surfeit of chocolate delights, the 11th annual Chocolate Affair 2002 was the ultimate test for a true chocoholic to explore his or her personal chocolate limits. You could start with rich chocolate truffles, then move on to white chocolate popcorn, citrus chicken with chocolate, chocolate-covered pretzels, sauteed pork tenderloin in chocolate mole sauce - maybe capping it all off with chocolate-covered pepper jack cheese before taking a breather with some hot malted chocolate.
SPORTS
By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | November 7, 2001
Whether it's filling in on the nickel package or catching a deflected kick, Anthony Mitchell is known for seizing an opportunity and running with it. Another chance may be had on Monday night at a venue quite familiar with the Ravens' reserve safety. With James Trapp questionable with a groin injury, Mitchell will likely move into the Ravens' nickel package - a pass defense using five defensive backs - which gives him another opening to recapture his magical touch. In his last visit to Tennessee's Adelphia Coliseum, Mitchell scored the go-ahead touchdown by returning a blocked Titans field-goal try 90 yards, propelling the Ravens to the AFC championship game.
NEWS
By Sandy Banisky and Sandy Banisky,SUN STAFF | August 27, 1997
TUSKEGEE, Ala. -- The first buildings you notice, as the farmland gives way to the university campus, are not dormitories or classrooms. The first buildings you notice here are the museums, because Tuskegee University is defined as much by its history as by its modern academic programs.On one side of Old Montgomery Road is The Oaks, the Victorian house that was home to Tuskegee's founder, Booker T. Washington. On the other is the George Washington Carver Museum, named for the scientist and teacher who taught there for more than 40 years.
NEWS
May 17, 1997
THE LEGACY of the horrible Tuskegee Experiment, in which for 40 years nearly 400 African-American men were purposely not treated for syphilis, is glaringly obvious. You can see it in statistics showing African Americans wait longer to see a doctor, often causing treatable illnesses to worsen. You see it in African Americans' reluctance to participate in ethical medical studies or become organ donors. You see it in the sizable number of African Americans who believe the disproportionate impact of AIDS on their community is the result of a government conspiracy.
SPORTS
By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | November 7, 2001
Whether it's filling in on the nickel package or catching a deflected kick, Anthony Mitchell is known for seizing an opportunity and running with it. Another chance may be had on Monday night at a venue quite familiar with the Ravens' reserve safety. With James Trapp questionable with a groin injury, Mitchell will likely move into the Ravens' nickel package - a pass defense using five defensive backs - which gives him another opening to recapture his magical touch. In his last visit to Tennessee's Adelphia Coliseum, Mitchell scored the go-ahead touchdown by returning a blocked Titans field-goal try 90 yards, propelling the Ravens to the AFC championship game.
NEWS
November 30, 1994
The legacy of Dr. Samuel P. Massie, who 32 years ago became the first black civilian professor at the Naval Academy, will continue at nine historically black colleges with the establishment of nine professorships in his name.The Dr. Samuel P. Massie Chair of Excellence Professorship in Environmental Disciplines, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and several Fortune 500 companies, will provide each of the schools, including Morgan State University in Baltimore, with a grant of $1.6 million over six years.
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