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Caps n’ Gowns: Baltimore Graduations Bring Distinguished Speakers to Region

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A 2014 graduation ceremony at the University of Maryland. Photo by Jay Baker, via Wikimedia Commons.

It’s that time of year again. Thousands of Baltimore-area students will earn their degrees over the next month, capping their tenures studying at some of Charm City’s best colleges and high schools. Joining the newly minted graduates at their ceremonies will be some illustrious company, including a vice president, a librarian of Congress, acclaimed journalists, medical experts and successful entrepreneurs, among others.

Here’s our guide to this year’s ceremonies, in chronological order:

Joe Biden to Speak at Morgan State Commencement, Receive Honorary Doctorate

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Morgan State University’s Earl S. Richardson Library. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Former Vice President Joseph Biden is coming to Baltimore this month to give the keynote address during Morgan State University’s spring commencement exercises.

Ray Lewis Aims to Bring 1,000 New Jobs to Baltimore, Starting Tomorrow

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Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0
Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0

Ravens legend Ray Lewis and a business partner are on a mission to create 1,000 jobs for city residents. They have modeled their firm, aptly named Baltimore 1000, as an extension of the Ferguson 1000 initiative in the St. Louis area.

Police Gather at Morgan State to Learn About Improving Community Relations

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Courtesy Morgan State University
Courtesy Morgan State University

Yesterday, Morgan State University social work faculty took the chance to school police from the city and on campus about the history and social fabric of Baltimore.

Morgan graduates celebrate school’s 140th commencement

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Morgan State University (MSU) today celebrated its 140th Commencement featuring House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi delivering the keynote address before thousands of students, alumni, family, friends and invited guests in the Talmadge Hill Field House on the campus. Pelosi joined MSU President David Wilson to congratulate the more than 800 undergraduate, graduate and honors degree recipients on the fulfillment of this phase in their lives – to become successful members of the Class of 2016.

Morgan State Deemed a National Treasure

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Morgan_State_University_5The National Trust for Historic Preservation is recognizing a gem in Baltimore. Morgan State University was named a National Treasure by the organization.

Nieman Lab Spotlights Morgan State’s Growing Journalism School

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Journalism schools may bring to mind ink and Pulitzers. But at Morgan State University, a j-school, as we grads call them, is growing up for a new generation that thinks globally and across delivery platforms. The three-year-old School of Global Journalism and Communication is also only one of five journalism schools at an Historically Black College and University (HBCU).

Walters Art Museum, Morgan State Partner Up

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Walters_Art_Museum_ExteriorAs the city cleaned up on Tuesday, the Walters Art Museum and Morgan State University announced a new partnership.

3 Football Players Injured in Morgan State Stabbing

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Morgan_State_University_5A stabbing outside a Morgan State University cafeteria left four students injured on Tuesday afternoon, according to a message from the unviersity’s president.

UPDATE: Commencement Speaker Extravaganza: Baseball Players, Hollywood Directors, and More!

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Well, we know one person who is not going to be a graduation speaker this year. (That would be Hopkins’s Dr. Ben Carson, who opted not to give the speech at the graduation for the Johns Hopkins Medical School after students protested his homophobic remarks.) Here’s who’s speaking at local schools this year:

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