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STEAM Growth in America The Morehouse Factor
ON THE COVER Prince Abudu ’16 2016 Rhodes Scholar Photo by David Collins
PRINCE ABUDU ‘16 MOREHOUSE’S FOURTH RHODES SCHOLAR
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2016 FOUNDER’S DAY As the College celebrated the achievements of the past, it was several future leaders who took center stage, including Founder’s Day speaker Bakari Sellers ’05, the youngest African American elected public official in the nation’s history, and a group of recent Journalism and Sports Program graduates who shared stories from their work at some of the nation’s leading media outlets.
2016 COMMENCEMENT For the first time in history, Morehouse College had not one, not two, but three valedictorians. Nearly 6,000 people watched as 380 students received their degrees. Zimbabwean telecommunications mogul and philanthropist Strive Masiyiwa delivered the Commencement Address. His wife, Tsitsi Masiyiwa, received an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters. One of the highlights of the day came when nine of the 10 African scholars Strive sent to Morehouse crossed the stage to receive their degrees.
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STEAM GROWTH IN AMERICA: THE MOREHOUSE FACTOR STEAM-related jobs are on the rise in the United States. We take a close look at the Morehouse people, programs and strategies that are making sure that minority students—particularly African American men—are factored into the burgeoning innovation economy.
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STEAM Growth in America