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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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