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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.”

Morehouse Accepts Students For Sesquicentennial Class of Rising Freshman

Ricky McKinney and Jaylen Lowe woke up recently with an important email from Morehouse College waiting in their inboxes.

It was good news. They got in.

More Than 600 Attend Funeral Services to Honor Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook ’48

Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook ’48 was remembered Tuesday as an inspirational educator, a champion of connecting racial and ethnic communities, and a devoted friend and family man by hundreds who gathered for his funeral services at Morehouse College’s Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel.

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.

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.   

“He was my colleague; he was my friend; he was my brother, and I will miss him dearly,” Woods said.  

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.


Marcus Shaw Named Chief Executive of The Company Lab

Alumnus Marcus Shaw ’00 has been named as the new chief executive of The Company Lab, a nonprofit consulting firm in Tennessee that accelerates the growth of tech startups.Shaw was chosen for the position in a national search. CO.LAB officials said his success record in investment management, business consulting, and recruiting diversity in Fortune 500 companies made him a top contender for the chief executive role.

Dr. Artesius Miller, Executive Director of Utopian Academy, Lands National Fellowship 

Dr. Artesius Miller’ 11, founder and executive director of Utopian Academy for the Arts, was selected for a prestigious fellowship program that supports exceptional leaders who have the potential to shape the future of the national educational excellence and equity movement.

The program, the “NextGen Network,” is a year-long leadership development opportunity for diverse executives in the public education and nonprofit sector. Between 20 to 25 leaders enter the program’s training cohorts through a competitive nomination process twice a year. 

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.

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.


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.

Tucker, the 19-year-old son of comedian and actor Chris Tucker, was among the more than 600 new freshmen to move into dorms at Morehouse College this week. And Thursday during New Student Orientation, he bid his family farewell at the annual Parent’s Parting Ceremony, the time when families turn over the guidance of their sons to Morehouse College. The handoff officially launches the journey that students must take to become a Man of Morehouse.

Hakim J. Lucas ’99 Is Named President of Virginia Union University

Alumnus Hakim J. Lucas ’99 has become the latest Morehouse Man to be appointed as a college or university president. He was recently named the 13th President of Virginia Union University (VUU).

Lucas, who had been the vice president for Institutional Advancement at Bethune-Cookman University, will begin working at VUU on Sept. 1.

NBA’s New York Knicks Names Harold Ellis ’92 Director of Player Personnel

Morehouse College’s biggest basketball star has joined the front office of one of the National Basketball Association’s most storied franchises. Harold Ellis ’92, Morehouse’s leading career scorer who went on to play in the NBA, has been named Director of Player Personnel for the New York Knicks, the team announced this month.

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.

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.

The NBA was founded in 1925 and represents some 60,000 lawyers, judges, law professors, and law students worldwide.

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.

The NBA was founded in 1925 and represents some 60,000 lawyers, judges, law professors, and law students worldwide.

Morehouse Screening of ‘Crown Heights’ Brings Awareness to National Problem Unequal justice for poor and minority defendants emphasized in new film

Colin Warner spent 21 years in prison for a murder that he didn’t commit. And he came to Morehouse College recently for a film debut that warned Atlanta University Center students that his story could easily be theirs.

Warner’s heartbreaking journey to freedom was depicted in the new film “Crown Heights,” which is being shown in select movie theaters across the country. More than 600 people gathered at the Martin Luther King Jr. Chapel to see the flick in a special screening of the movie.

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.

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. 

The 17 students and three administrators had a layover at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport that soon became an extended stay after the hurricane hit. 

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

After having spent more than forty years at Morehouse, Dr. Hornsby retired in December of 2010, leaving behind a brilliant record of scholarship and having led a history department that produced a whole new generation of African American historians, lawyers, public school educators and a host of other notable professionals. We honor him for his many years of dedication to the College and will continue to keep his family and colleagues in our thoughts and prayers.


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. Head Coach Rich Freeman said that he is looking forward to seeing his talented team show what they can do and eliminate the mistakes that plagued them in their 23-10 loss against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. UAPB is a school that plays on the Division I-FCS level that the Maroon Tigers dominated in leading 10-0 heading into halftime last week.

Morehouse Scholars Challenged To Be Tech Leaders In “Brave New World”

When cars aren’t driven by people and instead drive people around, when IBM Watson gives more legal or medical advice than humans, and when apps use facial recognition to tell when someone is lying, Morehouse Men must be there to decipher this “brave new world,” said Robert M. Franklin Jr. ’75, Morehouse College’s 10th president. “Our challenge, Morehouse, is to live amidst that change and volatility and help guide it to human betterment,” Franklin said during the College’s Opening Convocation on Thursday, Sept. 14.  “This is the simple art of living together, of building community and treating every person with dignity and respect.”

After Defeating Lane Saturday, Morehouse Football Now Goes to Central State

After a record-breaking defensive effort in their win over Lane last Saturday, the Morehouse Maroon Tigers football team now heads to Ohio to take on Central State on Sept. 16.

Morehouse Junior Jeffrey Butler Gains On-The-Job Experience

For Jeffrey Butler, the decision to come to Morehouse College had more to do with obtaining a top-tier education. “Education is universal no matter where you go,” said Butler, 20. “As an African-American man, I needed a safe haven where I can learn about my true self.” A native of Fort Washington, Md., Butler is a junior seeking a dual degree — in applied physics at Morehouse and mechanical engineering at another institution.

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. “We feel like we’d like to have that game back,” said head coach Rich Freeman.  “We gave them one or two first downs that they shouldn’t have gotten, and at the wrong time. We played really good when our backs were against the wall.

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 alum. The Sept. 26 and Oct. 3 meeting at Morehouse was part of the 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.


Younger Alums Spotlighted on

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. The new web site has their stories and hundreds of others. Featuring engaging portrait photography, the site gives a quick glimpse of Morehouse graduates and their accomplishments in a variety of fields.

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, 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, on the east side of Atlanta.

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.

Maroon Tigers Ready For Saturday’s 82nd Annual Morehouse-Tuskegee Classic

The oldest football classic among historically black colleges and universities this year will be one of the most interesting. Morehouse (3-2, 1-0) heads to Columbus, Ga., for the 82nd Annual Morehouse-Tuskegee Classic Saturday, even though the two teams have actually played 112 times. Tuskegee has won 20 of the last 24 meetings between the schools, with Morehouse last winning in 2011, a year in which the Maroon Tigers made the Division II national playoffs for the first time.

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.



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.

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.

Ford “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.

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.

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.

The tree was planted Monday, Oct. 30 during Morehouse’s HBCU-9 Sesquicentennial Tree Planting Ceremony.  Placed next to Danforth Chapel, just across from the space where men of Morehouse become Morehouse Men each graduation day, the tree is the same type planted by the other institutions that were founded in 1867 – Alabama State University, Barber Scotia College, Fayetteville State University, Johnson C. Smith University, Howard University, Morgan State University, St. Augustine’s University and Talladega College.

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

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 twitter. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. It was clear that Morehouse had served us well, but what about the next generation? Could our beloved institution keep serving young men for 150 more years? Does Morehouse have the support to last? What could we do to help? These questions were ones we looked to answer. 

91st Annual Morehouse-Spelman Christmas Carol Concert Runs Friday To Sunday Bringing Holiday Cheer To Atlanta


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.

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 150th anniversary on Dec. 1.

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.

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.

Morehouse College Mourns the Loss of Dr. Rudy Horne

December 18, 2016

Funeral services have been announced for Dr. Rudy Horne, an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Morehouse College, who passed away on Tuesday in Atlanta. 

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At Morehouse College, we promote the excellence that our scholars show each day, and that includes our student-athletes. 

Coming off the heels of another championship win by our Morehouse Cross Country team in October, our Maroon Tigers basketball team, led by alumnus Grady Brewer '80, is in the midst of another amazing season with an overall record of 8-0 and 3-0 in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference!

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.

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

Ceremony to include inauguration of Atlanta City Council President, Councilmembers, and Municipal Court Judges.

Faculty and Staff Parking on January 2, 2018

On Tuesday, Morehouse College will partner with the City of Atlanta to host the inauguration of Mayor-elect Keisha Lance Bottoms and the swearing-in ceremonies of the Atlanta City Council and the Atlanta Municipal Court Judges. This special event will begin at 1 p.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel. It is open to the public. More than 4,000 people are expected to attend the inauguration ceremonies, which will increase traffic at the College.   Alternative parking plans have been established for Morehouse Staff to decrease congestion and make your first day back in the office for the New Year a more pleasant experience.

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. The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) released their latest rankings this week and the Maroon Tigers, who are 11-0 this season, are ranked No. 25. According to the NABC, it’s the first time that Morehouse has been ranked since 1995.


ATLANTA - 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.

From a speech by renowned education leader Marian Wright Edelman, to a day of service around metro Atlanta and a candlelight vigil, each event will speak to the legacy of King, an Atlanta native who entered Morehouse College at the age of 15 and graduated in 1948.

How good is Morehouse College basketball this year?

They have the highest scoring offense in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (86.6 points per game). Their scoring margin is the best among all SIAC teams (+14.3)

Nationally Ranked Maroon Tigers Go to 13-0 After Defeating Lane 85-53 Saturday

The Morehouse College Maroon Tigers basketball team continued their winning ways this weekend as they defeated Lane College 85-53 Saturday at Franklin Forbes Arena.

Former Spelman President Beverly Daniel Tatum, AT&T Executive Marvy Moore Join Morehouse College Board of Trustees

Former Spelman College President Beverly Daniel Tatum and AT&T executive Marvy Moore have joined the Morehouse College Board of Trustees. The two nationally respected leaders in education and business raise even higher the level of excellence for a Board that features some of the nation’s top executives and preeminent leaders across a variety of industries.

President David Thomas Charts Bold, New Future for Morehouse

In his first news conference since becoming the 12th President of Morehouse College, Dr. David A. Thomas charted a bold new future for the institution— setting goals that would make Morehouse a leader among all historically black colleges and universities.


Students fan out across Metro Atlanta for annual King service day, marking Morehouse alumnus’ 89th birthday.

While many Morehouse College students were home enjoying the last days of winter break, senior Demasio Timmons was in below-freezing temperatures Monday shoveling a mound of wood chips onto a playground at a childrenʼs school in Clarkston. 



Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund as well as a champion for civil and human rights and the education of children, will deliver a keynote address at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24 during Morehouse’s month-long observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in January.

Morehouse Rises in National Rankings as They Host Claflin Saturday in First Place Battle

Fresh off the latest NABC/D2SIDA national rankings, the Morehouse College basketball team is on the court Saturday for one of their biggest games of the season when they host Claflin College at 3 p.m. in Franklin Forbes Arena.

Undefeated Maroon Tigers Rise to Top 10 in National Basketball Rankings

A dream season continues at Morehouse College as the Maroon Tigers basketball team continues to be undefeated and rising in the nationwide polls.

The Maroon Tigers, led by Head Coach Grady Brewer ’80, are now 17-0, 12-0 and tied for first place in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s East Division. The Maroon Tigers are now ranked 10th nationally in this week’s National Association of Basketball Coaches poll, up from 14th last week. Morehouse is also ranked 11th in the D2SIDA poll this week.

Edelman: Honor King With Actions That Give Every Child A Chance

Just a day after civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. ’48 was assassinated in Memphis in 1968, Washington, D.C., like many other cities in America, saw many angry African Americans rioting in the streets.

Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund, had been in D.C. working with King and his Poor People’s Campaign. And during her visit to Morehouse on Wednesday, Jan. 24, she spoke about a conversation she had with a 13-year-old boy in D.C. that has driven her each day for the last 50 years.

Morehouse and Spelman Partner in Effort to Build a Safe and Healthy Community

Soon after Dr. David A. Thomas was appointed as the 12th President of Morehouse College, he scheduled a meeting with Spelman President Mary Schmidt Campbell to discuss strategies in which the neighboring colleges could collaborate to end sexual misconduct at the Atlanta University Center and create a safe and healthy community. 


Morehouse College Mourns the Loss of Dr. Cheryl Allen

Dr. Cheryl Allen, a dedicated professor in her 25th year of service at Morehouse College, has passed away. Dr. Allen taught accounting in the Division of Business Administration and Economics.

Morehouse Entrepreneurship Center goes Global

The Morehouse College Entrepreneurship Center in partnership with JP Morgan Chase & Co. has selected 11 small business owners to participate in a one-year pilot project that will help them to sell their products and services globally.


Morehouse College Celebrates 151st Founder’s Week Anniversary With Concert, Scholarship Gala

February 14, 2018

Morehouse College will mark its 151st anniversary this week with a special lineup of festivities that will include alumni events, an 80s vs. 90s throwback concert featuring Tony! Toni! Toné!, and a speech by business and entertainment moguls who are among this year’s scholarship gala honorees.

Morehouse College Mourns the Loss of Iconic Journalist Lerone Bennett Jr., former executive editor of Ebony and Acclaimed Historian

Lerone Bennett Jr. ’49, an award-winning author, social historian, and retired executive editor of Ebony magazine, passed away today in Chicago.

151st Morehouse Founder’s Day Convocation

In a new era of growing racial strife, we need only to look back at the things the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. ’48 spoke out against during the heyday of the civil rights movement, said renowned social ethicist Gary Dorrien, the speaker for Morehouse College’s 151st Founder’s Day Convocation on Thursday, Feb. 15.

Morehouse College Mourns the Loss of Ryan Thornton '17

February 21, 2018

The Morehouse College community is mourning the passing of Ryan Thornton who was shot Saturday in Atlanta after ordering a late dinner from UberEATS, according to police reports. Thornton, 30, was a recent graduate of Morehouse College. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in May 2017, and had started a new job.

Ninth-Ranked Morehouse College Hosts 20th Ranked AUC Rival Clark Atlanta University

The Morehouse College Maroon Tigers basketball team can win the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference East Division regular season title outright tonight when they host Atlanta University Center rival Clark Atlanta University at Franklin Forbes Area on the new Arthur J. McAfee Court.

No. 9 Morehouse Defeats Clark Atlanta 72-67

The Morehouse Maroon Tigers are the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference East Division Champions!


More Than $3 Million Raised for Scholarships at Morehouse During “A Candle in the Dark’ Gala 

A great event became even greater as more than $3 million was raised for scholarships at Morehouse College during the “A Candle in the Dark” Gala recently.
The 30th annual event, held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, was sold out with more than 1,500 guests on hand as six men – Ohio State professor William T. McDaniel ’67, Silicon Valley executive Emmett D. Carson ’81, Congressman Cedric Richmond ’95, businessman William M. Lewis Jr., director Oz Scott, investor and philanthropist Robert F. Smith – were honored for their stellar careers.

3-point Shooting Surge Leads Maroon Tigers to SIAC Semifinals

March 1, 2018

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Morehouse Maroon Tigers got big plays from their 3-point shooters in Wednesday’s 82-75 win over Fort Valley State University in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament.


March 5, 2018

Not only are the Morehouse Maroon Tigers going to the Big Dance. They also will be hosting it. The Morehouse College basketball team was named a No. 1 seed of the South Region of the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Tournament Sunday after a historic season for the Maroon Tigers in which they finished 25-2.

Morehouse Mourns The Loss of Arthur McAfee Jr., A Former Athletic Director With The Most Basketball Wins In College History

Arthur McAfee Jr., the beloved former Morehouse College athletic director who was the winningest basketball coach in school history, died Wednesday in Atlanta. He was 88. McAfee won 464 games as basketball coach at Morehouse from 1965 to 2000, with his 1990 team – featuring future NBA player and current New York Knicks executive Harold Ellis – advancing to the NCAA Division II Final Four. 


Mayor Rahm Emanuel to Morehouse Students: Consider the City of Chicago and Public Service

Morehouse College students should think about the city of Chicago as a place to live and work, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel told a group of men of Morehouse and faculty recently.

Annual Spring Tour Takes Morehouse Business Students to Australia and New Zealand

A group of Morehouse College business students just spent 10 days in Australia and New Zealand learning about the countries and their business practices. The Spring Tour is an annual adventure sponsored by the Morehouse College Division of Business Administration and Economics that takes groups of students to points around the world to soak in international business lessons and culture.

Atlanta Federal Reserve President/CEO Raphael Bostic, TIAA CEO/Chair Roger Ferguson To Speak During Morehouse Leadership Lecture Series

Two of the area’s most influential members of the business and financial community will speak to Morehouse College students in early April about issues and ideas in the financial sector.

On Monday, April 2, at 3 p.m., Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President and CEO Raphael Bostic will speak in Morehouse’s Bank of America Auditorium. TIAA Chairman and CEO Roger Ferguson will address students in the Atlanta University Center’s Robert W. Woodruff Library at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 3.

Morehouse College featured in National Geographic Special Edition "The Race Issue"

President David A. Thomas, a group of faculty members and journalism students represented Morehouse Monday at a Washington D.C. debut for National Geographic magazine’s special edition, “The Race Issue.”

United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell to host panel discussion and HBCU episode preview at Morehouse on April 23

W. Kamau Bell, host of the critically-acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning CNN Original Series, United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell, will preview the show's "HBCU Episode" at Morehouse College from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 23 and moderate a panel discussion following the show.

‘Coach K’ Offers Life Lessons from Building Quality Control Music

Kevin Lee, known as Coach K in the music world, conducted a Master Class for students recently in the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center.

Morehouse Remembers Dr. Cheryl Allen and Timothy Cunningham '04

Professor and first female dean of Business Administration and Economics to be remembered, honored April 21.

Maroon Tigers Track and Field Team Wins 2018 SIAC Championship

The Morehouse College Track and Field team won the 2018 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship in Albany, Ga., Saturday, their first conference title since 2015. 



Morehouse College students who are the first in their families to pursue a higher education will soon receive financial support from Aaron's Inc., thanks to a new scholarship opportunity funded by the national lease-purchase retailer.


United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell

CNN host W. Kamau Bell, is joined by CNN commentator Angela Rye as well as a student and a professor at Morehouse College in Atlanta to discuss historically black colleges and universities. The new season of Bell’s show, “United Shades of America,” premieres Sunday at 10 p.m. ET.

Morehouse Selected to be Part of Beyoncé’s Scholarship Program

Eight HBCUs participating in Homecoming Scholars Award Program

Morehouse College is one of eight schools that superstar entertainer Beyoncé Knowles has chosen to be part of her new Homecoming Scholars Award Program.

One student from Morehouse—along with others from Xavier, Wilberforce, Tuskegee, Bethune-Cookman, Grambling, Fisk, and Texas Southern—will be selected to receive a $25,000 scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year, for study in various fields. 


AUC Cross-Registration Supplement Fall 2018

U.S. Rep. Sanford D. Bishop Jr. to Speak at Morehouse College Commencement

The Hon. Sanford D. Bishop Jr. ’68 (D-GA, Albany) will be the guest speaker at Morehouse College’s 134th Commencement on May 20.

The Georgia Congressman, a 1968 graduate of Morehouse, represents residents of Georgia’s 2nd Congressional District, which covers 29 middle and southwest Georgia counties.

Morehouse Team Takes Second Place in National Competition

The weekend of April 21, Morehouse College students took second place nationally in an Emerging National Research (ERN) conference in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. 


Jeh Johnson, Morehouse ’79, Named Uber Safety Advisory Board Chairman

Jeh Johnson, a 1979 graduate of Morehouse College who served as U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security under President Barack Obama, has been named the first Safety Advisory Board chairman for Uber Technologies Inc.


Michael Lomax ’68 of United Negro College Fund To Deliver Distinguished Phi Beta Kappa Lecture

Michael L. Lomax, Ph.D., president and CEO of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), will give the 2018 Distinguished Phi Beta Kappa Lecture on Thursday, May 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the Glenn Room and Glenn Foyer at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.


Leadership Lecture Series Town Hall Conversation To Be Held Today

Morehouse College will host a Town Hall Conversation with executives from Starbucks at 3:45 p.m. today as part of the College's Leadership Lecture Series.

Three Morehouse Students Recognized As Gilman Scholars

Three Morehouse College scholars were recently named as recipients of the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship sponsored by the American Councils for International Education of the U.S. State Department.

Morehouse Team Takes Second Place In National Makerspace Competition

Morehouse College students took second place nationally recently in an Emerging Researchers National Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).


Valedictorian To Achieve “Firsts” as Morehouse Man

Derrick Parker is the kind of student that teachers always seem to remember—gifted, ambitious, and relentless in his pursuit of excellence. His parents would expect nothing less. They’ve had high hopes for him. Parker, of Kansas City, Mo., would be the first in his family of six to attend college. It was his parents’ dream. It was why they labored day after day until their hands and feet ached. His father, Derrick Parker Sr., cut heads in a barber’s chair. His mom, Nicole Courtney, toiled as a machine operator. It was a good, honest living, but not want they wanted for their oldest son.

The Rev. Dr. Michael Walrond to Graduating Seniors: ‘Be Strong and Courageous’

Harlem senior pastor, the Rev. Dr. Michael A. Walrond Jr. ’93, addressed graduating seniors during Baccalaureate Saturday in the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel. 

“It's your time now … Be strong and courageous for that is what is required in this moment. Because this historic moment requires authenticity,” Walrond emphasized. “It takes strength and courage to be who God calls you to be.”

U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop: ‘The Morehouse Experience’ Has Equipped 2018 Graduates to Change the World

The Class of 2018 has been equipped to reverse the regression the nation has seen in civil and human rights, U.S. Rep. Sanford D. Bishop Jr. ’68 (D-GA, Albany) told the newest group of Morehouse College graduates Sunday.

Morehouse Grad Wendell Holland ’06 Wins Season 36 of CBS’ “Survivor: Ghost Island”

Morehouse Man Wendell Holland ’06 came out on top in Fiji, earning the season 36 victory on the CBS reality show “Survivor: Ghost Island.”

Boeing Invests $6-Million in Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Boeing has announced a $6-million investment in the future technical workforce through a partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF). TMCF—the largest U.S. organization exclusively representing the black college community—supports some 300,000 students in 47 member-schools, including public HBCUs, medical schools, and law schools.


Endowed Chair Named for Walter E. Massey, Alumnus and the Ninth Morehouse President

Morehouse College’s ninth President, Walter E. Massey ’58, has become the first Morehouse President and living alumnus to have an endowed chair named in his honor.

Dr. Miesha Williams Named 2018 Vulcan Materials Company Teaching Excellence Award Winner at Morehouse College

Dr. Miesha Williams, an assistant professor in the Department of Economics, has been named the 2018-2019 Vulcan Materials Company’s Teaching Excellence Award recipient at Morehouse College.

Former Morehouse Guard Tyrius Walker to Play for New York Knicks Summer League Team

Tyrius Walker, the All-American point guard who led Morehouse to a historic 25-3 record this season, has signed a contract to play on the New York Knicks’ summer league team.

The squad opens play July 7 when they take on the Atlanta Hawks.

Morehouse Receives $2.25 Million Investment From Aramark Corporation

Representatives from Philadelphia-based Aramark Corporation presented a $2.25 million check to Morehouse College Thursday as an investment in a partnership that will expand facility maintenance services and bring new jobs to the College.

Morehouse President David A. Thomas accepted the check, formally ushering in a closer working relationship with Aramark, the College’s dining services provider. Aramark is also now overseeing facilities management.

Morehouse Professors Win White House/National Science Foundation Awards

Morehouse College professors J.K. Haynes ’64 and Ulrica Wilson were recently named recipients of the highest national STEM mentoring award presented by the White House.

Haynes and Wilson were among 140 individuals and organizations honored on June 25 with Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). The awards are presented by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Morehouse Remembers

Morehouse remembers Mr. Joe Adams, Reverend Dr. Samuel Hylton Jr. '49, Mr. Willie C. Jennings and Reverend  Dr. Gozie Penson '47.

Papa John’s Restaurant Removed from Morehouse Campus

Due to a recent racial slur made by Papa John’s founder John Schnatter, Morehouse College is immediately suspending its campus dining relationship with Papa John's.

First Group of Aaron’s Scholars to Receive Scholarships

Ten Morehouse College students were selected as the first Aaron's Scholars and will share in a  $1 million scholarship award for students who are the first in their family to seek a higher education.


Students Get New Campus Convenience Store With P.O.D. Market in Kilgore Campus Center

Morehouse College students, faculty, and staff have a new on-campus option to pick up essentials with the opening of  P.O.D. Market in the Thomas Kilgore Student Center this week.

Three Morehouse Scholars to Receive Scholarship Funded by Comedian Kevin Hart

Three Morehouse scholars were recently named among 18 recipients of a new $600,000 UNCF scholarship funded by actor and comedian Kevin Hart. 

Morehouse-Spelman Convocation, Unity Program Ends Orientation Activities

New students at Morehouse and Spelman Colleges ended orientation activities Sunday with a joint Convocation service and a ceremony to promote the spirit of family unity between the schools.


Search Called Off For Missing Morehouse Alumnus

The Morehouse College Community is extending its support to the family of U.S. Navy Lieutenant Junior Grade Asante McCalla ’16, who was reported missing Sunday, Aug. 18, from his ship off the coast of California.

Kevin Hart and Will Packer Visit Morehouse

Comedian Kevin Hart and director Will Packer visited Morehouse College recently to talk to students about how important education and persistence are in achieving career goals. The event, “Real Talk,” was co-sponsored by Morehouse’s Cinema, Television & Emerging Media Studies Program and Office of Student Development.

Morehouse College SGA Leads Trip To Chicago Public Schools During Football Classic

Two busloads of more than 100 Morehouse College scholars bound for the 21st annual Chicago Football Classic arrived in the “Windy City” a day early to mentor middle and high school students at Chicago area public schools. 

Morehouse Debate Team Wins First Tournament Of New Season

The Morehouse Debate Team has won its season opener, the Martin Luther King Jr. Debate Tournament, which was recently held on campus.

Morehouse College’s King Collection Honored With Governor’s Award

The Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection has received a 2018 Governor’s Award for the Arts and Humanities for its work to preserve more than 13,000 artifacts showcasing the life and legacy of King.


Three-peat: Morehouse's Cross Country Team Wins Third Consecutive SIAC Title

The Morehouse College Cross Country Team recently won its third straight victory at the 2018 SIAC Cross Country Championships. The win was the Maroon Tigers' 23rd championship in 25 years.

Morehouse CTEMS and FREEFORM To Host "Grown-ish" Sneak Peek Monday

Morehouse College's Cinema, Television & Emerging Media Studies Program and FREEFORM will host an exclusive sneak peek of the college sitcom, "Grown-ish" Season 2 on Monday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. at Bank of America Auditorium.


Morehouse Men Win Big On Election Day 2018

Morehouse Men won at least 14 races throughout the country on Election Day 2018.


National Science Foundation Awards $1.5 Million Grant To Morehouse College

Morehouse College has received a $1.5 million grant to help historically black colleges and universities attract new STEM majors by enhancing programs and encouraging students to see themselves as future scientists.

Fifth Morehouse College Rhodes Scholar Named

Franck Nijimbere, a computer science and mathematics major who graduated from Morehouse College in May 2018, has been named as Morehouse’s fifth Rhodes Scholar.


Morehouse-Spelman Christmas Carol Concert Ushers In Holiday Season

The 92nd annual Morehouse-Spelman Christmas Carol Concert series, a tradition that has marked the opening of the Christmas season for generations of Atlanta residents, will begin on Friday, Nov. 30 at Morehouse College's Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel.


Morehouse Men Spike Lee, John David Washington Among Golden Globe Contenders

Morehouse Men Spike Lee ’79 and John David Washington ’06 could take home Golden Globe Awards for their outstanding work in the historic drama BlacKkKlansman, a blockbuster that grossed more than $88 million at the box office.


Morehouse’s Stars Continue To Rise: Three Alumni Receive Grammy Nominations

National recognition for Morehouse alumni in the arts continued this week with three Morehouse Men receiving Grammy nominations for their outstanding work in music. Alumnus PJ Morton ’03, a solo artist and keyboardist for the pop band Maroon 5, scored three Grammy nominations. His self-released album “Gumbo Unplugged (Live),” an acoustic remake of his Grammy-nominated 2017 album "Gumbo," received a nod for best R&B album. His song “First Begin” is up for best R&B performance, and his collaboration “How Deep Is Your Love,” is a contender for best traditional R&B performance.

Morehouse College Celebrates King Month With Exhibits, Seminars, Film Screening

Morehouse College will host a series of community events that will honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. as the nation observes his 90thbirthday.


Morehouse College Receives $1.5 Million Gift From Investor, Philanthropist Robert F. Smith

Smith’s gift will fund scholarships, new park and outdoor study area

Morehouse Sophomore Is Named as a Luard Morse Scholar

Artimus Cunningham, an English major from Sycamore, IL, has been named as a 2019 Luard Morse Scholar. The sophomore was one of three HBCU students selected for the prestigious English-Speaking Union Luard Morse Scholarship. The winners will receive a $25,000 award to pay for a semester of study abroad in the United Kingdom during the 2019-20 academic year.

Morehouse Professor Shares Insight On King, Labor Movement

Dr. Andrew Douglas, an associate professor of political science at Morehouse, shared his views on Martin Luther King Jr.'s impact on the labor movement on "Closer Look" recently. The show aired on 90.1 FM WABE, a local National Public Radio affiliate. 

Morehouse College Celebrates Founder’s Week with Presidential Inauguration, Scholarship Gala

Dr. David A. Thomas will be installed as the 12th President of Morehouse College at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, Morehouse’s 152nd birthday. The Presidential Inauguration will launch the beginning of Founder’s Week activities at the College.


Morehouse Students Sweep Marketing and Sales Competition

Four Morehouse College business majors recently swept a marketing and sales competition sponsored by Quicken Loans. Students from Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Spelman College, and Tuskegee University were invited to participate in the sales competition to promote Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans.

Viral Photo Sparks International Praise for Professor, Student

A viral photo that shows Morehouse math professor, Dr. Nathan Alexander, holding a student's baby while teaching an algebra lesson has sparked international attention. Alexander, Wayne Hayer, a senior kinesiology major and father of the five-month-old in the photo, and Nick Vaughn, the marketing major who snapped the viral image, have received numerous interview requests and messages about the act of kindness from people around the world. 


Morehouse College Glee Club Starts Annual Tour

The world famous Morehouse College Glee Club is embarking on its annual tour this month to more than a dozen churches and concert venues across the East Coast, including a national choral festival at Carnegie Hall.

CodeHouse To Expose Middle, High School Students To STEM Careers

Four Georgia computer science majors are working in partnership with Google, Microsoft, Dell, Adobe, and IBM to expose metro Atlanta teens to tech careers and improve diversity in STEM. 

Four Executives Appointed to Morehouse College Board of Trustees

ATLANTA— The Morehouse College Board of Trustees has four new members who will work with the College to support its growth and its mission to develop men who are committed to leadership, service, and academic excellence.

Two Royals Now Represent Morehouse Nationally

Morehouse College has another royal representative who was chosen nationally to share its mission of leadership and service with the community and the country’s network of HBCUs.

Morehouse College, NFL, and RISE to Host Second Annual Sports Advocacy Workshop

Morehouse College, the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE), and the NFL will host the second annual Leadership & Sports Advocacy Workshop today through Friday, March 29, to offer teaching, training and support to professional athletes who are invested in social issue campaigns that positively impact society.

Morehouse College Receives $4.6 Million to Create an Endowed Student Scholarship

Morehouse College has received a $4.6 million donation to establish the Eugene McGowan Jr. endowed scholarship as the college strives to become one of the nation’s top liberal arts schools.

Morehouse College Prepares for 135th Annual Commencement Ceremony

Morehouse College will celebrate its 135th annual Commencement exercise on Sunday, May 19, 2019, in a ceremony that will present degrees to more than 300 scholars and feature a keynote address by investor and philanthropist Robert F. Smith, Founder, Chairman & CEO of Vista Equity Partners.

Morehouse College Reaffirms Dedication to Educate and Develop Men

Board approves policy to accept trans men; College to assess campus facility, diversity training needs

Book by Dean Lawrence Carter Winning Literary Recognition

The latest book from Dean Lawrence E. Carter Sr., “A Baptist Preacher’s Buddhist Teacher: How My Interfaith Journey With Daisaku Ikeda Made Me a Better Christian,” has received three gold medals since its publication in November 2018 by Middleway Press.

Morehouse College To Honor Two Valedictorians At Commencement May 19

The 2019 valedictorians, Jonathan B. Epps, 21, a political science major from Pleasanton Calif., and Jarvis C. Mays, a biology major from Trenton, N.J., will address their classmates at the 135thCommencement Ceremony at 8 a.m. on Sunday, May 19. Salutatorian Robert A. James, a business administration and accounting major from Hebron, Conn., will also be recognized for his 3.9 GPA.

Morehouse College Entrepreneurship Center Shares In $640,000 Donation From JPMorgan Chase & Company

The Morehouse College Entrepreneurship Center will share in a $640,000 donation from JPMorgan Chase & Company to support the training of minority and women business owners in metro Atlanta. The gift brings the finance company's total investment in the Entrepreneurship Center's outreach programs, part of the Ascend Atlanta initiative, to $820,500 in two years.


Morehouse College Nominated For Best HBCU of the Year

Morehouse College has been nominated as a finalist for the 2019 HBCU Awards in three categories, including “Best Historically Black College of the Year.”

The HBCU Awards recognizes the outstanding academic programs, exemplary leadership, and championship athletic teams that make historically black colleges and universities competitive worldwide for students. All HBCU institutions are eligible for awards in categories that range from “Top Female Athlete” and “Best Business Program,” to “National Alumni Association of the Year.”

Morehouse College and AUCC Member Institutions Receive $8.25 Million Investment to Educate Future Data Scientists

Morehouse College and members of the Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC) are partnering with UnitedHealth Group on a new $8.25 million initiative to prepare students to meet the growing demand in the marketplace for data analytics experts.


Morehouse College to Host Inaugural Human Rights Film Festival, Honor Spike Lee

Expanding its footprint as an international leader in the development of social activists, Morehouse College will host its first Human Rights Film Festival from Thursday, Oct. 10 to Saturday, Oct. 12 in Southwest Atlanta. The film festival will offer a platform to independent filmmakers whose work promotes cultural understanding and exposes the injustices and inequalities that divide nations.

Morehouse College Launches Student Success Program As Strategy To Improve National Student Loan Debt Crisis

Morehouse College is launching a ground-breaking program that will enable graduates to pursue advanced degrees, start careers, and build wealth without being tethered to undergraduate student loan debt.

Morehouse Alumnus Promoted to Brigadier General in U.S. Marine Corps

Morehouse alumnus Melvin "Jerry" G. Carter was recently promoted to the prestigious rank of brigadier general in the United States Marine Corps and will serve as the Director of Intelligence for the Marines.


Morehouse College Students Start New Academic Year

The first day of classes for than 2,100 Morehouse College scholars begins Wednesday, Aug. 21 as incoming and returning students prepare for an exciting new academic year that will include a wider selection of majors, an expanded data science program, and a business class taught by Shaquille O’Neal.

The new enrollment is composed of approximately 630 freshmen and transfer students who joined their brothers as men of Morehouse after Parents’ Parting Ceremony last week. The traditional ceremony, which was held on Aug. 15, marks the time when students formally take leave of parents and guardians to “enter the gates of the House.”


The Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC) | Shooting Incident - August 20, 2019

The Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC) is aware of the shooting incident that occurred last night outside the AUC’s Library. Our hearts and prayers go out to the students, their families and loved ones, during this extremely difficult time. They have the full support of the AUCC faculty, staff, students and alumni.


Morehouse Professor Writes Book On W.E.B. Du Bois and the Culture of Competition

Dr. Andrew J. Douglas, an associate professor of political science at Morehouse College, has written a new, thought-provoking book on the activist and author W.E.B. Du Bois and his views on the intersection of race and competition in American society.


Veteran Title IX Coordinator Hired at Morehouse College

Keith L. Cobbs was recently hired to serve as Morehouse College’s new Title IX Coordinator. He will assume his new role on Sept. 23.


Morehouse Students Win Lexus-Toyota MakerSpace Competition

ATLANTA (September 13 2019) – Eleven students from the Morehouse College MakerSpace Exploration Center have scored a first-place win in the 2019 Lexus Toyota-Building Legacy Dreaming Out Loud Next Generation Mobility Design Competition in Atlanta. The objective of the competition was “to challenge the next generation of designers to create new solutions to transportation and mobility issues.”

Former Morehouse President Robert Franklin Among Guest Speakers at Class on Morehouse College, AUC

ATLANTA (September 13 2019) - Morehouse College President Emeritus Robert Franklin ’75 was a featured guest speaker recently at a class on Morehouse College and the Atlanta University Center that is offered for lifelong learners at Emory University.

Morehouse Students Encouraged To ‘Transform The World’

ATLANTA (September 13 2019) - Morehouse College marked the start of its 153rd year serving scholars with an inspiring Opening Convocation that challenged students to focus on excellence and to use their intellect and talents to transform the world.

Scholars On 'Get On The Bus" Tour To Motivate 500 New Orleans Students

Morehouse College scholars will travel to New Orleans on Friday, Sept. 20 for the annual “Get on the Bus” empowerment tour, which will encourage 500 Louisiana high school students to pursue higher education after graduation.

Annual HBCU Composition Symposium to Re-Imagine the African American Canon for Teaching Writing

The Third HBCU Rhetoric & Composition Symposium, a national summit focusing on excellence in English composition and rhetoric, will be held at Morehouse College from September 26-28.

Morehouse College Receives $2 Million Gift From the Pickard Family In Support Of Excellence and Entrepreneurship

ATLANTA— Dr. William F. Pickard and Judson W. Pickard Jr. have donated $2 million to Morehouse College to fund a new scholarship for students who live in three Midwestern cities and LaGrange, Georgia, their childhood hometown.

Philanthropist Oprah Winfrey Announces $13 Million Gift to Morehouse College for Scholars Fund

Philanthropist Oprah Winfrey visited Morehouse College Monday to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Oprah Winfrey Scholars Program and made a surprise announcement. She donated $13 million to continue the scholarship fund, pushing her total investment to $25 million, which is the largest endowment in the College’s history.

Morehouse to Host Human Rights Film Festival Oct. 10-12 , Honor Spike Lee

Expanding its footprint as an international leader in the development of social activists, Morehouse College will host its first annual Human Rights Film Festival from Oct. 10-12 at the Shirley A. Massey Executive Conference Center. The inaugural festival will honor Spike Lee’s lifetime achievement in film and offer a platform to other independent filmmakers whose work promotes cultural understanding and exposes the injustices of the world.

Ethell Vereen, Ph.D., Receives Vulcan Award For Teaching Excellence

Ethell Vereen, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Biology, has been named as the recipient of the 2019 Vulcan Materials Company’s Teaching Excellence Award at Morehouse College.

Enjoy ‘Glory Days’ at Morehouse College Homecoming Oct. 20-27

Homecoming week at Morehouse College—one of the biggest and best among historically black colleges and universities—will be a week of concerts, parties, a golf tournament, academic panel discussions, the football game against the Benedict College Tigers in B.T. Harvey Stadium, and more.

Spike Lee Honored With Awards, Oil Painting At First Annual Human Rights Film Festival

Academy Award-winner Spike Lee ’79 was presented with the first Spike Lee Award for Social Impact in Filmmaking Saturday at the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center at Morehouse College recently.

Morehouse College and SEC To Host Workshop For Minority Entrepreneurs Thursday

The Securities and Exchange Commission and Morehouse College will co-host a panel discussion on strategies to attract investment capital to minority businesses from 4 - 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 during Homecoming Week.

Morehouse Alumni Return to Campus for ‘Glory Days’ Homecoming 2019

Skies threatened rain most of Homecoming Saturday, Oct. 26, but nothing could dampen the spirits of alumni, students, faculty and guests who gathered on the Morehouse campus.

Morehouse College alumnus, Dr. Tobe Johnson, honored during homecoming week

It is homecoming week at Morehouse College, and what better way to kick off the celebration than by honoring one of the all-male HBCU’s most notable alumni and faculty members.

Morehouse President To Host Panel Discussion On His New Book Wednesday

Morehouse President David A. Thomas will moderate a panel discussion on his new book, “Race, Work & Leadership: New Perspectives on the Black Experience,” at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center.

Morehouse Survives Offensive Showdown On Senior Day Against Clark Atlanta

Atlanta, GA On a day that Morehouse recognized 16 seniors the Maroon Tiger offense scored early and often, as the entire unit scored five touchdowns in a nail-biting 40-39 win over Clark Atlanta at B.T. Harvey Stadium on a chilly Saturday afternoon.

Morehouse College Awarded $1 Million Faculty Development Grant From Carnegie Corporation Of New York

Morehouse College has received a $1 million faculty development grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to support professors in their pursuit of excellence as instructors, mentors, and researchers.

Morehouse College Receives $2 Million Gift From the Mitchell Kapor Foundation

The Mitchell Kapor Foundation has donated $2 million to Morehouse College to fund scholarships, expand academic programs, and support student recruitment efforts.

93rd Annual Morehouse-Spelman Christmas Carol Concert Continues Holiday Tradition as “Gift” to Atlanta Community

ATLANTA — The 93rd annual Morehouse-Spelman Christmas Carol Concert series will be held from Dec. 6-8, ushering in the holiday season for many hundreds of students and families in Atlanta and across the nation who attend the celebration in song each year.

National Education Reform Leader Hired To Launch Morehouse Center for Excellence in Education

Dr. Nina L. Gilbert, a national education reform leader, adjunct professor, and executive founder of Georgia’s first single-gender public charter school network, was recently hired to launch Morehouse College’s new Center for Excellence in Education.

93rd Annual Morehouse-Spelman Christmas Carol Concert Ushers In Holiday Season

The 93rd annual Morehouse-Spelman Christmas Carol Concert series attracted more than 1,500 people to the Atlanta University Center to start  the holiday season in song.

Morehouse College Kicks Off King Month With A Host of Special Events

Morehouse College will kick off its annual observance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday month with a schedule of a dozen special events to commemorate his life and legacy.

Morehouse College Emerges As Leader In Software Engineering Among HBCUs

Morehouse College has launched a new undergraduate software engineering degree program, leading the nation as one of the first HBCUs to offer the major.

President David A. Thomas Among Most Influential Georgians

President David A. Thomas was named to the list of “100 Most Influential Georgians: Visionary Forces” in Georgia Trend’s January publication. Dr. Thomas appears on the list with fellow honorees that include corporate executives, politicians, and civic leaders.

Events To Honor Legacy Of Morehouse’s Esteemed Alumnus

ATLANTA—Morehouse College is celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday month with a lineup of more than a dozen free events to commemorate his life and legacy.

Philanthropists Ken and Kathryn Chenault Donate $1 Million To Morehouse College

ATLANTA—Philanthropists Ken and Kathryn Chenault have donated $1 million to Morehouse College to continue funding for the Dr. Hortenius Chenault Endowed Chair in Math and Science and support the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel Restoration Project.

Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones: “I want everyone to read [the 1619 Project] because it’s the American story”

The award-winning journalist, who lead the groundbreaking New York Times Magazine project on the modern legacy of slavery, spoke at several events in Atlanta last week, including a talk at Morehouse College.

Morehouse College’s Phi Beta Kappa Chapter and Psychology Program to Host Visiting Lecture on Science of Racial Bias

Dr. Stacey Sinclair, a nationally acclaimed Princeton University psychology and public affairs professor, will give the lecture “Prejudice in the Blink of an Eye: The Science of Racial Bias” on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m. at Morehouse College.

Morehouse Scholars To Study Leadership, Economics, Politics In West Africa On Annual Spring Tour

ATLANTA —Sixteen Morehouse College scholars will visit West Africa from March 6-14 to meet with senior level staff of Coca-Cola, Citi, and the U.S. Embassy during the 34th annual International Spring Tour. The free academic adventure will take students from Atlanta to Accra, Ghana and Dakar, Senegal, more than 5,000 miles away from Morehouse.

32nd Annual “A Candle in the Dark” Gala Raises Nearly $4 Million For Morehouse College

ATLANTA— Nearly $4 million was raised recently during Morehouse College’s 32nd annual “A Candle in the Dark” Gala. The fundraiser, held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta on Feb. 15, was the highlight of this year’s Founder’s Week, celebrating the 153rd anniversary of Morehouse College’s founding.

Morehouse College is a Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Scholars

ATLANTA —  Morehouse College was named on the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2019-2020 Fulbright Scholars, the nation's flagship international educational exchange program.

Morehouse College Hires New Athletic Director

ATLANTA—Curtis Campbell, a veteran administrator with nearly 20 years of experience in intercollegiate athletics at both NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III schools, has been hired as Morehouse College’s new Athletics Director (AD).

Morehouse Moves to Online Instruction March 23 To Protect Community During Pandemic

Morehouse President David A. Thomas explains the steps the College is taking to safeguard the community during the global pandemic.

Morehouse to Partner with Top Tech Talent Firms in Coding Bootcamp

ATLANTA—Morehouse College is partnering with tech industry talent developers Opportunity Hub (OHUB) and Momentum to offer the institution’s first coding bootcamp and continuing technology education program, Momentum@Morehouse, for career starters and career changers who want to thrive as software developers.

Morehouse College Announces New Commencement Date

ATLANTA—Morehouse College has moved its 136th annual Commencement to Dec. 13, a date that was chosen by students and administrators to reduce the community’s exposure to the novel coronavirus disease.