Albany State finds a new president

Lacrosse Returns to Morgan State University

Morgan State is broadening its sports horizons. In the twilight between the basketball and football seasons, a Morgan Lacrosse team fights for their own space in the Morgan spotlight.

“I love this game,” said Marc Brooks, using the NBA slogan for his own passion.

Brooks, a left wing attack, has played with the team since its inception last semester. He is just one of over 40 players to lace up their lacrosse sticks for the new Morgan State lacrosse club team.

Not yet an officially MSU sponsored sport, these students are playing purely because they love the game.

Dr. Everett Freeman named ASU’s new president

The search for finding the new president of Albany State University has come to a close. On Sept. 7 the Board of Regents selected Dr. Everett J. Freeman as president.

Freeman, senior vice president and provost at the University of Indianapolis since 2001, previously served as the executive to the president at Tennessee State University in Nashville and dean of continuing education and associate professor of economics at Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss.

In the earlier part of his career, Freeman worked in economics, labor and industrial relations in both higher education and the private sector.

Underwriting now available on WURC-FM

Rust College is inviting local businesses and organizations to take advantage of an opportunity to promote themselves on its campus public radio station.

WURC, which operates on the 88.1 FM, is now accepting applications for underwriters and sponsors. Those selected will be identified on-air during the particular programming they choose to support. The station broadcasts 18 hours per day, 365 days per year.

Aggies attend Clinton Initiative in N.Y.

Kings, queens, presidents, prime ministers and other major political figures from all four corners of the earth gathered together in New York. The purpose for this influential assembly was The Clinton Global Initiative.

The students attended the three-day summit hosted by the 42 president of the United States of America, William J. Clinton. With the $15,000 fee per person waived, the students attended daily sessions discussing major political issues such as climate control, governance, poverty, and religion. Each of these issues allowed political figures to state their opinion and challenge the audience to help make a difference in each of the areas.

Several current and former political figures comprised the panel of experts. Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, Former Vice President Al Gore, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Jordanian King Abdullah Bin Hussein, Israel’s Vice Prime Minister Shimon Peres, President of the Ukraine, Viktar Yushchenko, and president of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo were just a few of the summit participants.

Cynthia Cooper, head coach of women’s basketball at Prairie View

Cynthia Cooper, former head coach of the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury and two-time WNBA Most Valuable Player, was named the head women’s basketball coach at Prairie View A&M University during the summer, according to athletics director Charles McClelland.

A native of Los Angeles, Calif., Cooper has won on every level of basketball.  She attended the University of Southern California and was a four-year letter winner at the guard position from 1982-86. She led the Lady Trojans to back-to-back NCAA tournament titles in 1982 and 1983 and closed out her collegiate career with an appearance in the 1986 NCAA tournament championship game and a spot on the NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team. Cooper ranks eighth on USC’s all-time scoring list with 1,559 points.

Compiled by Tenicka D. Morning Source: Black College Wire