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MOREHOUSE COLLEGE TO CELEBRATE THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF ALUMNUS MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. WITH SPECIAL EVENTS IN JANUARY

In the 50th year since Martin Luther King Jr.’s untimely death in Memphis, Tenn., Morehouse College will spend a month remembering the civil rights icon with a line-up of special events to honor King’s memory. Read Full Story »

Morehouse Basketball Now Ranked Among the Top 25 Teams in the Country

For the first time in more than two decades, the undefeated Morehouse College basketball team is ranked among the best basketball teams in the country. Read Full Story »

 

Mayoral Inauguration

Morehouse To Host Inauguration of Keisha Lance Bottoms as 60th Mayor of Atlanta On Jan. 2

The inauguration ceremony and swearing-in for Mayor-Elect Keisha Lance Bottoms, Atlanta City Council President-Elect Felicia Moore and Atlanta City Councilmembers-Elect will be held at the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College on Tuesday, January 2 at 1 p.m. Read Full Story »

Morehouse College Remembers the Life and Legacy of Philanthropist and Former Board Chair Charles E. Merrill, Jr.

Morehouse College mourns the loss of Charles E. Merrill Jr., the former long-time chairman of the Morehouse College Board of Trustees, a generous contributor to scholarships and other programs at the College, and the namesake of a campus building, who passed on Nov. 29 in Poland.  He was 97. Read Full Story »

Morehouse Mourns the Passing of Dr. Rudy HorneMorehouse College Mourns the Loss of Dr. Rudy Horne

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Rudy Horne, an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Morehouse College. Read Full Story »

 

Willie Thompson Receives Schwarzman Scholars Program Award

Willie Thompson ’16 Receives Prestigious Schwarzman Scholars Program Recognition

Morehouse College alumnus Willie Thompson ’16 will be studying in China next year as a Schwarzman Scholar, a prestigious recognition that gives the world’s best and brightest an opportunity to get a first-hand, in-depth understanding of China that will be critically important in the 21st century. Read Full Story »

Double Victory: Morehouse Cross Country Team Wins SIAC Championship And Coach Willie Hill Wins Coach Of The Year

Morehouse Cross Country head coach Willie Hill thought the 2017 season would be a rebuilding season since he only had a few returning runners and a roster full of freshmen. He was pleasantly surprised. Read Full Story »

Bipartisan Group of U.S. Congressmen Salutes Morehouse College’s 150th Anniversary

Morehouse College’s 150-year legacy of excellence recently brought Republicans and Democrats together to honor the College in the halls of the U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C. U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) was joined by fellow congressmen and Morehouse Men Rep. Sanford D. Bishop Jr. ’68 (D-Ga.) and Rep. Cedric Richmond ’95 (D-La.) when he introduced a resolution – co-sponsored by Congressional members on both sides of the aisle – honoring the College’s 150thanniversary on Dec. 1. Read Full Story »

2017 Christmas Carol Concert91st Annual Morehouse-Spelman Christmas Carol Concert Runs Friday To Sunday Bringing Holiday Cheer To Atlanta

This weekend, the 91st Annual Morehouse-Spelman Christmas Carol Concert, a tradition that has marked the opening of the Christmas season for generations of Atlanta residents, will be held on Friday, Dec. 1, Saturday, Dec. 2, and Sunday, Dec. 3 at Morehouse College’s Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel and Spelman College’s Sisters Chapel.  Read Full Story »

Why I Will Be Giving to Morehouse for #GivingTuesday
This past week I found myself in a heated debate with three of my Morehouse brothers. All of us, recent alums, discussed what we could do to make Morehouse better. We reflected on what Morehouse meant to us and how we wanted to see it improve. We talked about our struggles with financial aid, shared memories of our NSO experience, and how some of our professors impacted our lives. We all agreed that none of us would trade our experiences for the world. We all graduated in 2017, three of us are currently in graduate school, and the other is working at Moody’s. Read Full Story »

Ceremony Dedicating New Court to Legendary Morehouse Basketball Coach Arthur McAfee to Be Held At Morehouse Basketball Home Opener Tuesday Night

There’s a story about legendary Morehouse College basketball coach and athletic director Arthur McAfee Jr. and his father, Arthur McAfee Sr., that few may know about. According to Dick Russell’s book, “Black Genius: Inspirational Portraits of America’s Black Leaders,” Arthur Sr. was approached by a woman in their hometown of Witchita, Kansas.  Her son had been a star basketball player in high school and a great student, but began to stray when he got to junior college.

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Interim President Harold L. Martin Jr. '02 Presented with Oil Portrait
On Friday, December 1, 2017, Dean Lawrence Edward Carter Sr. (Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel) presented Interim President Harold L. Martin Jr. '02 with an oil portrait at the 91st Annual Morehouse | Spelman Glee Club Concert.

 

Phillip Brandon ’06: From Morehouse Glee Club  To Solo Singing Career With ‘The Story Begins’

Phillip Brandon ’06: From Morehouse Glee Club To Solo Singing Career With ‘The Story Begins’

Phillip Brandon ’06 always liked music and the entertainment world. His mom, Brenda Davis, had been one of Ray Charles’ background singers, The Raelettes, and would tell him all about her experiences. 

But after touring as a member of the famed Morehouse College Glee Club, something came to him. Read Full Story »

Leonard Sledge ’94 Named As Executive Director Of Henry County Development Authority

Leonard Sledge ’94 Named As Executive Director Of Henry County Development Authority

Leonard Sledge ’94 has been named as the new executive director of the Henry County Development Authority. He was voted unanimously to the post on Nov. 2. 

Sledge was selected for the position after rising to the top of the candidate pool in a national search that attracted nearly 80 candidates, officials said. Read Full Story »

Morehouse College Honors Program Hosts National Association of African American Honors Programs Conference

Founded at Morehouse College 26 years ago, the National Association of African American Honors Programs returns to Atlanta for their 26th annual NAAAHP Conference “Honors Mindset: Legacy of Social Justice,” starting Friday at Morehouse and the Hilton Atlanta. Read Full Story »

Student athlete Julien Turner makes a Biology music video that goes viral overnight

Student Athlete, Julien Turner took extra credit to another level with his XY Cell Life music video. The Business major from Ohio went viral last night after sharing his extra credit assignment on twitterRead Full Story »

 

Sesquicentennial Tree Planting Pays Homage to Morehouse and Eight Other HBCUs Founded in 1867

A Black Tupelo, or gum, tree will majestically grow on Morehouse College’s Century Campus as a symbol of strength and resiliency, as well as part of a 150-year legacy of excellence shared by nine other historically black colleges and universities. Read Full Story »

King Chapel

Church Mutual Donates $250,000 To Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel Restoration Project

The Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel Restoration Project has received a huge boost thanks to a $250,000 donation from Church Mutual Insurance Company. 

The multi-million-dollar restoration project is giving a needed facelift to the historic King Chapel, named after Morehouse’s illustrious alumnus who was a member of the class of 1979.  The Chapel, built in 1978, has hosted speakers such as Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, President Jimmy Carter, and many other luminaries. Read Full Story »

Ford Lunch and LearnFord “Lunch and Learn” Exposes Morehouse Students to Entertainment and Media Careers

Actor and television personality Terrance J told a group of Morehouse and Spelman students this week that he and others in the entertainment field go about their crafts like lions—constantly seeking opportunities and going after them. Read Full Story »

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College Walkers Make Strides for Breast Cancer Awareness 

More than 400 people participated in the 18th-annual Morehouse College Breast Cancer Awareness Walk recently to raise funds to support research and medical care for the disease. Walkers traveled nearly three miles around the Atlanta University Center in what organizers consider to be the College’s largest breast cancer awareness Walk since 2013, said Co-Chair Mary Peaks. Read Full Story »

Morehouse Celebrates 2017 Homecoming Week

The 2017 Morehouse College Homecoming week, always seen as one of the biggest and best among historically black colleges and universities each year, has started as a week of events, personalities, music, sports and spirit take over the campus.

Thousands of alumni, students and supporters will descend upon the campus all week for activities that are mostly free and open to the public. Read Full Story »

Young Alumnus Gives Back To Morehouse

Young Alumnus Gives Back To Morehouse For The Success It Gave Him

Isom B. Lowman ’98 left Columbia, S.C. to chart a course for a successful future at Morehouse College in Atlanta. By junior year, he switched his major from biology to business and was investing in the stock market. He took $10,000 that was left over from his scholarship fund and that he saved working part time, and turned it into $50,000 by purchasing tech stocks.  Read Full Story »

The King Collection Gives Grady High Students Insight On Life of Martin Luther King Jr.

Students from Morehouse College and Atlanta’s Grady High School recently spent class time together immersed in the works of the College’s most famous alumThe Sept. 26 and Oct. 3 meeting at Morehouse was part of the program known as “The Civic Engagement Project.” The outreach gives students an opportunity to explore the legacy and writings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’48 and discuss how his message applies to America’s volatile political and social climate today. Read Full Story »

Randall Woodfin ’03 Elected Mayor of Birmingham, Ala.

A Morehouse Man has become mayor of Alabama’s largest city. Randall Woodfin ’03 beat out seven-year incumbent William Bell to become the youngest mayor of Birmingham, Ala since 1893. “Our city, our 23 communities, our 99 neighborhoods, you have all spoken very clearly – we deserve better,” Woodfin said during his victory speech. 
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The Morehouse College Community is mourning the loss of scholar, musician, and artist Kavi Sridhar Scott Pudu’18

The Morehouse College Community is mourning the loss of scholar, gospel musician, and artist Kavi Sridhar Scott Pudu’18 who was the victim of a hit-and-run accident that occurred Sunday on I-20 at the Evans Mill Road exit ramp east of Atlanta.

Pudu, 21, of Dallas, Texas, was a senior Cinema, Television & Emerging Media Studies Program major and a beloved work study student in the Office of Alumni Engagement. His co-workers, friends, and members of the faculty and staff at Morehouse College are deeply saddened by his passing. Read Full Story »

Younger Alums Spotlighted on WeAreMorehouse.com

Most people know that civil rights legend Martin Luther King Jr. ’48 is a Morehouse Man, as are theologian Howard Thurman ’23 or filmmaker Shelton “Spike” Lee ’79.

But many don’t know that the guy giving men around the world style advice is a Morehouse Man, as is Bruno Mars’ trumpeter, the head of the U.S. Congressional Black Caucus, and even Fonzworth Bentley. Read Full Story »

  Tigers Bridle Thorobreds

Quarterback Kivon Taylor threw for 373 yards and four touchdowns and guided Morehouse to a 31-21 win over the Kentucky State Thorobreds.

Directing the Maroon Tigers to a season-high 423 yards, Taylor connected on touchdown strikes of 23, 24, 32 and 78 yards. Read Full Story »

Maroon Tigers Host Kentucky State Saturday

The Morehouse Maroon Tigers will look to get back onto the winning side Saturday when they host Kentucky State at B.T. Harvey Stadium at 4 p.m. Morehouse, 2-2 so far this season, is coming off a tough 27-24 loss to Miles last Saturday that left a bad taste in the Maroon Tigers’ mouths. Read Full Story »

Morehouse interim leader hopes to boost enrollment, graduation rates

Harold L. Martin Jr., the college’s interim president, is upfront in interviews, meetings with students and conversations with potential donors. He’s also talking about, and eager to show, the ongoing work to make Morehouse better. 
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Tigers D Downs Dragons

In one of the most dominant defensive efforts in recent memory, Morehouse held Lane College to 83 yards of total offense and beat the Dragons 24-10 in the home opener. Read Full Story »

 

Maroon Tigers Host Lane Saturday in First Home Football Game of 2017 Season

The Morehouse Maroon Tigers open the home portion of their football season Saturday at 6 p.m. in B.T. Harvey Stadium when they host Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference foe Lane College. Read Full Story »

 

Morehouse College Presidential Search Update

We would like to share that we have made terrific progress in our efforts to find a permanent President for Morehouse College. The Presidential Search Committee continues to work diligently and is making progress to identify, vet, and recommend candidates for consideration and approval by the Morehouse Board of Trustees.  Read Full Story »

 

Morehouse College Mourns the Loss of Dr. Alton Hornsby Jr. '61

Morehouse remembers Dr. Alton Hornsby Jr. '61 for more than 40 years of dedication to Dear Old Morehouse. We will continue to keep his family and colleagues in our thoughts and prayers. Read Full Story »Full Story »

Morehouse Students Show HBCU Hospitality to Texas Southern Students and Staff Stuck in Atlanta

Morehouse College has opened its cafeteria and computer lab to students of Texas Southern University who were stranded in Atlanta after their flight home was canceled due to the high winds and rain of Hurricane Harvey. 

Statue of Martin Luther King Jr. ’48 Graces the Grounds of the State Capitol

A King now majestically stands on the Georgia State Capitol grounds, where Confederate monuments are plentiful.

About a mile from where he attended Morehouse College, the late Martin Luther King Jr. ’48 has now gone where no other African American has: honored as a statue on the Capitol grounds, overlooking a street named after him and across the street from, appropriately, Liberty Plaza. 

 

Juan Thomas ’92 Installed As President of National Bar Association 

Morehouse College alumnus Juan R. Thomas ’92 is leading the nation’s oldest and largest bar association of mostly African American lawyers and judges. The Chicago attorney was recently installed as president of The National Bar Association (NBA) earlier this month during the organization’s 92nd convention in Toronto. Thomas succeeds Kevin Judd, a bankruptcy attorney from Washington, D.C. Read Full Story »

 

Juan Thomas ’92 Installed As President of National Bar Association 

Morehouse College alumnus Juan R. Thomas ’92 is leading the nation’s oldest and largest bar association of mostly African American lawyers and judges. The Chicago attorney was recently installed as president of The National Bar Association (NBA) earlier this month during the organization’s 92nd convention in Toronto. Read Full Story»

 

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Lauds Morehouse Diplomats-In-Residence Program in Helping Boost Numbers of African Americans Working in Foreign Services Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Lauds Morehouse Diplomats-In-Residence Program

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson singled out Morehouse College as one of the institutions doing outstanding work in helping boost the lagging number of African Americans in the nation’s diplomatic corps. Read Full Story»

 

Interim President Harold Martin on WABE a Closer Look with Rose Scott

"Fall classes resume Wednesday at Morehouse College. The college's interim president, Harold Martin Jr., talks about his vision for the upcoming school year and the search for the college’s next permanent president." - (WABE)  Read Full Story»

 

Destin Tucker’s Hollywood Dream to Follow His Father Chris’ Footsteps Will Start at Morehouse College

Destin Tucker is planning a career in the family business, film and entertainment. He left his home in Southern California to begin freshman year at Morehouse College because it offers him the best of both worlds ­– a great education at a college steeped in history and a campus that is close to his dad. 
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Ron Thomas Wins "Legacy Award" For Contributions To Journalism

Ron Thomas, the director of the Morehouse College Journalism and Sports Program, hit a career grand slam this year. He was presented with a "Legacy Award" today at the National Association for Black Journalists Convention in New Orleans, La. for his work as teacher and mentor of budding journalists at Morehouse College and throughout the country. Read Full Story»

 

Newest Men of Morehouse Move In for Start of New Student Orientation Freshmen get ready for a ‘top-flight education.’

When Gabriel Harold was 3 months old, his father, Jeffrey, walked the young man around the Morehouse campus and told him, “Son, this is where we’d like for you to go.”
Now 18 years later, Gabriel has moved into a room at Graves Hall and is cherishing what he has always known—Morehouse College is the place for him.
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New Offense and Attitude Has Morehouse Football Excited About 2017 Season

When the Morehouse football team hits the practice field Aug. 4 for the start of fall practice, things won’t look like they did at the end of the 2016 season.

With a new assistant coach, a new offense and a different kind of spirit around the football program, the season is looking to be a promising one, despite the Maroon Tigers being picked to finish in fifth-place in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s East Division, said Morehouse’s head football coach Rich Freeman. 
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Memorial Service Held for Interim President William J. "Bill" Taggart

Just three weeks ago, on May 21, Morehouse College Board Chairman Willie Woods ’85 sat joyously onstage next to Interim President William J. “Bill” Taggart at the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel during the College’s 133rd Commencement ceremony.   

But in that same hallowed space Friday, Chairman Woods somberly remembered his friend, as the Morehouse College President’s Chair sat empty with a black sash draped across it. Interim President Taggart passed away on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at his Atlanta home. He was 55.
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Morehouse Honors Four Living Board Chairs, Naming Them Chairmen Emeriti

Morehouse Honors Four Living Board Chairs, Naming Them Chairmen Emeriti

The four living chairmen emeriti of the Morehouse College Board of Trustees were recently honored for their leadership and dedication to the College.

Robert C. Davidson Jr. ’67, the Rev. Otis Moss Jr. ’56, Willie “Flash” Davis ’56, and James L. Hudson ’61 were recognized during the College’s historic 133rd Commencement in the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel in May.
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Professor Ken Perry retires from Morehouse College

Professor Dr. Kenneth Perry Retires from the Computer Science Department

When Dr. Kenneth Perry was the head of the computer science department at Clark Atlanta University, he noticed a trend.  Morehouse students seemed to always be winning the annual Atlanta University Center computer programming competition. Dr. Perry wanted to know why Morehouse scholars were so successful.
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Samuel DuBois Cook Passes at 88

In Memorium: Funeral Services to be held for Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook at Martin Luther King, Jr. Chapel Tuesday

The Morehouse College community mourns the loss of Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook ‘48, the former president of Dillard University, who passed away on May 29, 2017, at age 88 in his Atlanta home.
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President Emeritus Massey Receives Honorary Doctorate

President Emeritus Walter E. Massey Awarded Honorary Doctorate From Harvard

Former Morehouse College President Walter E. Massey ’58 was one of ten game-changers to receive an honorary doctorate from Harvard University recently during the Ivy League institution’s 366th Commencement ceremony.
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2017 Memorial Day Story on Nation Builders

Men of Morehouse Honor African American Soldiers and Connect with Belgium Youth During Nations Builders Trip

Eight men of Morehouse touring Belgium recently went on a pilgrimage to meet the descendants and honor the memories of the soldiers known as the “Wereth 11,” the only African American unit to receive a monument in Europe for their bravery in battle against the Nazis.
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Journalism and Sports Program Director Hits Career Grand Slam With Two Awards In May

Ron Thomas, the director of the Morehouse College Journalism and Sports Program, hit a career grand slam in May. He won a national honor for his work as a veteran journalist and mentor of budding reporters, and a Morehouse honor for his prowess in the classroom.
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Johnson and Barksdale Retire

Morehouse Professors Retire After Successful Careers That Span More Than 100 Years Combined

It’s not going to be easy for Tobe Johnson ’54, the longest-serving faculty member in Morehouse history, to leave the College after 59 years. Even after he retires this semester, he will still be a Morehouse professor. Johnson will teach one class next year.
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Van Jones, Commencement SpeakerCNN’s Van Jones Tells Newest Morehouse Men They Must Lead in This New Era

The newest group of Morehouse Men must lead the charge of a new, post-Obama era, CNN political analyst Van Jones told the Class of 2017 during Morehouse College’s 133rdCommencement ceremony Sunday.
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2017 ABL AwardMorehouse College Trustee Dan Cathy Named 2017 CEO of the Year By the Atlanta Business League

Chick-fil-A Chair and CEO Dan Cathy, a Morehouse trustee; GDOT's Dana Lemon; and Morehouse Interim President Bill Taggart, chair of the Atlanta Business League. Chick-fil-A Chairman and CEO Dan T. Cathy, a member of the Morehouse College Board of Trustees, was named the Herman J. Russell CEO of the Year by the Atlanta Business League during their 39th Annual Chief Executive Officer Appreciation Luncheon Program on May 16.
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Usher and Other Bennie and Candle Honorees Give Advice to Morehouse Students

In order to grow as an artist, or an individual in any field, a person must seek information, said R&B star Usher Raymond during Saturday’s Reflections of Excellence discussion at Morehouse College.

“Ask questions,” he said. “The reality is if you don’t ask the question, you’ll never get to the solution or the answer.  Give yourself the opportunity to have the information.  Ask the question.”