President Wilson In The News

November 13, 2013

Morehouse Man, Redux


By Nell Porter Carter

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March 21, 2013

Morehouse's new president has high ambitions

By Maria Saporta

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February 20, 2013

MPS-Morehouse Partnership Builds Bridge to College for Young Black Men

In the last several weeks, the news cycle has been filled with stories of young men - many African-American - signing letters of intent to play sports at various American colleges and universities.

Listen to Dr. Wilson's interview and read the entire story on the WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio 89.7 website.

February 19, 2013

New President Brings Sense of Urgency to Morehouse 

By Laura Diamond

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

As a student at Atlanta’s Morehouse College in the 1970s, John Silvanus Wilson Jr. loved his college but didn’t always like it.

He shared his frustrations about the needless bureaucracy during a conversation with Benjamin Mays, the college’s former president. Mays challenged Wilson to stay at Morehouse, graduate, go out and learn a few things, and then return ready to improve the college.

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February 17, 2013

Radio Interview

Condace Pressley sits down with new Morehouse president Dr. John Wilson

Listen to the interview on WSB Radio

February 17, 2013

Morehouse gets $3 million gift from Ray Charles Foundation

By Fran Jeffries

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Ray Charles Foundation has awarded Morehouse College a $3 million gift.

The gift will secure the naming of the academic wing of the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center at the college after the late singer’s mother, Aretha Robinson

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January 31, 2013

Dr. John S. Wilson Jr., new Morehouse president, to focus on ‘character’ and ‘capital’

Dr. John S. Wilson Jr. has an outstanding resume. So much so that he was headhunted after a rigorous nationwide search to take on the role as president of Morehouse College.

Wilson, who officially started his new job on Monday, has an exciting and challenging task ahead of him as Morehouse and other HBCUs struggle to remain relevant and financially viable in a more competitive higher education environment.

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January 22, 2013

Do We Still Need HBCUs?

NPR Host Michel Martin speaks with Wilson about the challenges facing the only all-male HBCU.

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