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University unveils historical marker

University unveils historical marker

Brendan Wynne

February 28, 2017

Placed just outside Ferguson Hall, the Midwestern University desegregation historical marker stood cloaked beneath a scarlet, velvet veil. Keith Lamb, vice president of student affairs and enrollment management, gave the opening remarks for the ceremony held Feb. 25 in honor of the plaintiffs ...

‘Ordinary people with extraordinary dreams’ change the world

Leah Bryce

February 23, 2017

Anxiety and excitement flooded through her as she picked up the envelope with the MSU insignia stamp. After years of homework and hard work, Wichita Falls’ Booker T. Washington High School valedictorian Willie Faye Battle was grasping her acceptance letter. However, in 1950, MSU would not only redact...

MSU celebrates desegregation

The Wichitan

February 22, 2017

OUR VIEW: Though MSU may not have been on the right side of history, we are now.Last week, a postmaster was sent out to announce the unveiling of a historical marker celebrating MSU's desegregation. Formerly known as Midwestern University, our campus did not allow black students to enroll until Brown vs. ...

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