Maryland HBCU Litigation: Déjà Vu, All Over Again

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In 2005, the Maryland Higher Education Commission approved the creation of a joint MBA program at Towson University and the University of Baltimore. Morgan State University, a historically Black educational institution in Baltimore, believed that the new MBA threatened the viability of its own MBA program. A lawsuit was filed. In October 2013, a federal district court judge ruled that the state of Maryland had made it difficult for its four historically Black universities to succeed by permitting nearby predominantly White universities to have similar and competing academic programs. The prese...

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