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Arts & Culture | September 16, 2022

‘Do You Want to Be Great?’: Morgan’s Magnificent Marching Machine Gets First New Band Director in Almost 50 Years

On the second floor of the Morgan State University Murphy Fine Arts Center in late August, past the lockers and uniforms, the marching band’s version of Dua Lipa’s radio hit “Don’t Start Now” blared. Inside room 233, five rows of students played their instruments while four then-drum major candidates stood on the left pumping black batons in the air in tempo. A new director stood at the front of the room for the first time in nearly 50 years.

Arts & Culture | September 16, 2022

Morgan State University Choir and Jazz Band Ensemble to perform at Monterey Jazz Festival

Morgan State University students will perform at one of the most prestigious jazz festivals in the world. The university announced that its choir and jazz band ensemble was invited to perform at the 65th annual Monterey Jazz Festival, the longest continuously running jazz festival.

Campus | September 15, 2022

Pulitzer Prize Winner Feels Called to Morgan State University

Before being labeled as “one of New York’s most intelligent, unpredictable and interesting voices,” Etheleen Renee “E.R.” Shipp was a little girl growing up in the South, determined to go beyond the path her mother had mapped out for her. Her achievements and opportunities as a journalist continued to grow. The one opportunity that particularly drew her attention was teaching at Morgan State University, a historically Black university in Baltimore, Maryland.

Alumni | September 15, 2022

Devoted Educator, Morgan Alumnus, Starts Smoothie Stores, Hires Former Students

The bulk of Victorious Hall’s career was spent working at Oxon Hill Middle School. Mentoring was Hall’s college job in Baltimore City. Initially, he was studying business management at Morgan State University. Hall currently works as a consultant training teachers in schools across the nation. Spizzy has become his real-life classroom.

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