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April 8, 2003 | Ken Ellingwood, Times Staff Writer
Morris Brown College, one of the nation's oldest historically black schools and the only one in Georgia founded by African Americans, lost its fight to regain accreditation Monday but won't shut down, officials said. The financially troubled school had appealed a December decision by the Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools yanking accreditation -- a ruling that renders students ineligible for federal aid and probably makes them less-attractive candidates for graduate schools.
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November 14, 2007
West obituary: The obituary of Donda West, mother of rapper Kanye West, in the California section Monday said she began her teaching career at Brown College. She started her teaching career at Morris Brown College.
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NEWS
November 14, 2007
West obituary: The obituary of Donda West, mother of rapper Kanye West, in the California section Monday said she began her teaching career at Brown College. She started her teaching career at Morris Brown College.
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April 17, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The president of 122-year-old, historically black Morris Brown College resigned one week after the school lost a bid to win back its accreditation. Morris Brown's board of trustees said it had accepted Charles E. Taylor's resignation and appointed chemistry professor Leroy Frazier as acting president of the private school, which has a debt of about $27 million. The U.S. Department of Education is investigating whether the college fraudulently received and spent federal student aid.
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March 9, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The United Negro College Fund said it would provide Morris Brown College with $1.47 million to help it overcome a $27-million debt and avoid closing. The fund voted to help alleviate financial problems at the 117-year-old historically black Atlanta school, which lost its accreditation in December, officials said. The Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools withdrew the accreditation largely because of the school's financial problems.
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April 17, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The president of 122-year-old, historically black Morris Brown College resigned one week after the school lost a bid to win back its accreditation. Morris Brown's board of trustees said it had accepted Charles E. Taylor's resignation and appointed chemistry professor Leroy Frazier as acting president of the private school, which has a debt of about $27 million. The U.S. Department of Education is investigating whether the college fraudulently received and spent federal student aid.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1989
In an effort to increase the number of blacks entering science and engineering fields, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Caltech signed agreements Tuesday for a joint academic program with seven historically black colleges and universities in the South. "The black colleges and universities have a great resource we have not been tapping," said Martin Leipold, manager of the program for JPL. He said the Pasadena area lab will offer summer research jobs to the students, and JPL scientists and Caltech professors will lecture at the schools.
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March 15, 2003 | Ken Ellingwood, Times Staff Writer
While friends at other schools are enjoying spring break, Anthony Adams and about 350 classmates at Morris Brown College will don caps and gowns today for a graduation whose early date is just one sign of a campus in turmoil. Opened in 1885 by the African Methodist Episcopal Church and one of the nation's oldest historically black schools, Morris Brown faces perhaps its decisive test. Shaky finances and shoddy management prompted the Southern Assn.
SPORTS
December 16, 2001 | From Associated Press
Coming soon to a college basketball town near you, the new Washington Generals. Make that the Morris Brown Wolverines. This small private college in the shadow of downtown Atlanta is trying to make a name for itself--not to mention some much-needed money for its move to NCAA Division I--by becoming a de facto barnstorming team. As an independent with a tiny home gym, Morris Brown has a hard time getting teams to come to its campus.
NATIONAL
April 8, 2003 | Ken Ellingwood, Times Staff Writer
Morris Brown College, one of the nation's oldest historically black schools and the only one in Georgia founded by African Americans, lost its fight to regain accreditation Monday but won't shut down, officials said. The financially troubled school had appealed a December decision by the Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools yanking accreditation -- a ruling that renders students ineligible for federal aid and probably makes them less-attractive candidates for graduate schools.
NATIONAL
March 15, 2003 | Ken Ellingwood, Times Staff Writer
While friends at other schools are enjoying spring break, Anthony Adams and about 350 classmates at Morris Brown College will don caps and gowns today for a graduation whose early date is just one sign of a campus in turmoil. Opened in 1885 by the African Methodist Episcopal Church and one of the nation's oldest historically black schools, Morris Brown faces perhaps its decisive test. Shaky finances and shoddy management prompted the Southern Assn.
NATIONAL
March 9, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The United Negro College Fund said it would provide Morris Brown College with $1.47 million to help it overcome a $27-million debt and avoid closing. The fund voted to help alleviate financial problems at the 117-year-old historically black Atlanta school, which lost its accreditation in December, officials said. The Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools withdrew the accreditation largely because of the school's financial problems.
SPORTS
December 16, 2001 | From Associated Press
Coming soon to a college basketball town near you, the new Washington Generals. Make that the Morris Brown Wolverines. This small private college in the shadow of downtown Atlanta is trying to make a name for itself--not to mention some much-needed money for its move to NCAA Division I--by becoming a de facto barnstorming team. As an independent with a tiny home gym, Morris Brown has a hard time getting teams to come to its campus.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1989
In an effort to increase the number of blacks entering science and engineering fields, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Caltech signed agreements Tuesday for a joint academic program with seven historically black colleges and universities in the South. "The black colleges and universities have a great resource we have not been tapping," said Martin Leipold, manager of the program for JPL. He said the Pasadena area lab will offer summer research jobs to the students, and JPL scientists and Caltech professors will lecture at the schools.
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December 11, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Debt-ridden Morris Brown College in Atlanta has been stripped of its accreditation, an action that will cost the historically black school the federal financial aid most students depend on to help pay their tuition. Another historically black institution, Grambling State University in Louisiana, will remain on probation for a second year because of problems with its financial records, according to the decision released by the Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools in San Antonio.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 2007 | From Times staff and wire reports
Jim Mitchell, 60, a former tight end for the Atlanta Falcons who was named to the Pro Bowl after the 1969 and 1972 seasons, died Saturday morning of a heart attack at a hospital near his home in Shelbyville, Tenn. Mitchell was found unconscious on the front steps of his home by a friend. He suffered from diabetes in recent years and had lost his eyesight.
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