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  • Mosby cut into Bernstein's support in white neighborhoods, data suggest

    Mosby cut into Bernstein's support in white neighborhoods, data suggest
    One popular theory of lawyer Marilyn Mosby's upset win over incumbent State's Attorney Gregg Bernstein was that race played a deciding role in the election, helping a political newcomer oust a white prosecutor in a majority-black city. But Baltimore...
  • Morgan State's governing board violated Open Meetings Act

    Morgan State's governing board violated Open Meetings Act
    Morgan State University's Board of Regents violated the state open meetings law when it did not give proper notice of a hastily convened executive committee meeting, the Open Meetings Compliance Board found this week. The executive committee, which met...
  • Morgan State warned again about problems in research program

    Morgan State warned again about problems in research program
    Morgan State University continues to have problems managing the largest federal research program in its history and has faced financial penalties from the organization that oversees the program, according to documents released this week. Mismanagement in...
  • Mosby unseats Bernstein in city state's attorney's race

    Mosby unseats Bernstein in city state's attorney's race
    Marilyn J. Mosby defeated Baltimore City State's Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein on Tuesday after criticizing him for failing to live up to promises he made four years ago to win the office. Bernstein conceded shortly before 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. "We have...
  • Morgan State warned of problems with its largest U.S. research program

    Morgan State warned of problems with its largest U.S. research program
    Morgan State University mismanaged the largest federal research program in its history, according to the organization that contracted with the school and alerted it to "serious performance and financial deficiencies" earlier this year. In a letter to...
  • Mosby's focus on crime helped unseat Bernstein

    Mosby's focus on crime helped unseat Bernstein
    Lawyer Marilyn J. Mosby entered the Baltimore state's attorney race as a decided underdog. Just 34 years old, she was seeking to unseat a well-connected incumbent who would outraise her by a 3-to-1 margin. She'd never prosecuted a rape or murder case....
  • New head of NAACP, a relative unknown, has deep civil rights background

    New head of NAACP, a relative unknown, has deep civil rights background
    He'd been leader of a New Jersey social justice organization since 2008, making inroads on housing and employment issues, when Cornell Brooks, a soft-spoken lawyer and minister, got an opportunity he didn't see coming. The NAACP, a national...
  • Questions raised over possible joint Morgan-Towson academic programs

    Questions raised over possible joint Morgan-Towson academic programs
    A proposal for Morgan State University to offer joint academic programs with Towson University is drawing objections from some Morgan officials who believe such a setup would benefit Towson far more than the Baltimore institution. The plan, which is in...
  • Bernstein keeps on amassing war chest for state's attorney election

    With a month until the Democratic primary, Baltimore State's Attorney Gregg Bernstein has more than four times as much campaign cash available as his opponent, according to financial reports filed Tuesday. Bernstein has raised $135,000 since January,...
  • Attorney Cornell Brooks to lead NAACP

    Attorney Cornell Brooks to lead NAACP
    Cornell William Brooks, an attorney and minister from Northern Virginia, will lead the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization at a time when the NAACP is experiencing a resurgence in influence and recruitment but struggling with budget...
  • Morgan St. board extends president's contract

    Morgan St. board extends president's contract
    The Morgan State University Board of Regents on Tuesday extended President David Wilson's contract indefinitely. The new contract begins July 1, when his current one expires, and has no end date — rather, Wilson will serve "at the pleasure of...
  • Morgan State president offered indefinite 'appointment,' no formal job contract

    Morgan State president offered indefinite 'appointment,' no formal job contract
    The Morgan State University Board of Regents offered President David Wilson an "appointment" but no formal job contract this week and said he will continue to serve at "the pleasure of the board." The college's governing board met in closed session for...