With some journalistic heavyweights available just in case they were needed to cut through the ceremonial ribbon, Morgan State University (MSU) formally announced on Oct. 7 the program operations of it’s new Global School of Journalism and Communications, which was reconfigured in July to offer bachelor degrees in multimedia journalism, multiplatform production and strategic communications.

Baltimore native and USA Today columnist Dewayne Wickham, the MSU dean of the newly established MSU Global School of Journalism and Communications, was joined by MSU President Dr. David Wilson, faculty members, students and a some notable Wickham friends who are major players in the print and broadcast news fields, including Simeon Booker, retired Jet Magazine Washington Bureau Chief, retired New York Times senior editor Paul Delaney, ABC News correspondent Byron Pitts and Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page.