Judge Denies UB-Morgan State Merger Proposal

By: Carrie Wells – The Baltimore Sun

A U.S. District Court judge rejected Tuesday a proposal to merge the University of Baltimore into Morgan State University, calling it “extreme.”

Judge Catherine C. Blake is overseeing the mediation between a coalition of representatives of the state’s historically black colleges and the Maryland Higher Education Commission. The coalition of HBCU representatives alleged that the state had systematically underfunded historically black colleges and that traditionally white colleges had unfairly duplicated their programs.

In 2013, Blake ruled that there had been unfair program duplication and urged the parties to enter mediation to determine a solution.

Read the full story – Judge Rejects Proposal to Merge University of Baltimore Into Morgan State

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