IN THE NEWS
JUNE 4, 2016
National Public Radio Coding While Black: Hacking the Future of the Tech Industry Michael Street ’11, who runs the group Black Men Code, was featured in a story about Code Start, a free, yearlong training program for low-income people 18-24, mainly African Americans. Street was teaching a class in which Morehouse students Philip Rucker, Damon Redding and Tyree Stevenson were being taught about coding.
MARCH 27, 2016
FEBRUARY 26, 2016
Prince Abudu, was part of the first group of scholars that the Higherlife Foundation, run by Morehouse trustee Strive Masiyiwa and his wife, Tsitsi, brought from Africa to Morehouse as Ambassador Andrew Young International Scholars. The news that Abudu became the College’s fourth Rhodes Scholar made headlines across Africa and the United States.
When then-presidential candidate Bernie Sanders brought his campaign rally to Morehouse’s Forbes Arena, the capacity crowd got a sudden surprise while waiting for Sanders to hit the stage – the men of the Morehouse chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., began to step. More than four million people viewed video of their performance and several media outlets featured the step performance.
AllAfrica.com; Fox 5, Atlanta; BET; Atlanta Journal Constitution Masiyiwa Foundation Helps Take Gifted Prince Abudu to U.S’s Morehouse College and Now to Oxford
FEBRUARY 17, 2016
The Huffington Post; WXIA-Atlanta; CNN; ABC News; WSJ.com Morehouse College Students Perform Electrifying Step Routine at Bernie Sanders Rally
MSNBC Broadcasts Live Nationally From Morehouse
MAY 15, 2016
The Root.com Morehouse College Honors Three Valedictorians for the First Time in History
The nation heard from men of Morehouse from every political persuasion during three hours of live programming from Douglass Hall when MSNBC brought its three morning shows to campus on Feb. 26, 2016. The shows focused on the political climate during this year’s presidential race and featured discussion with a number of students, along with President John Silvanus Wilson Jr. ’79. Also appearing were political veterans such as former Congressmen Bob Barr and Jack Kingston.
With a historic three valedictorians – Liam Davis, Ian Niemeyer and Willie Thompson – the Morehouse College Commencement weekend made newspapers and websites across the country. All three finished with 4.0 grade point averages. Compiled by Add Seymour Jr. WINTER 2017
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