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Coppin State University: Student Centered Agenda

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As Coppin State University starts its fall semester this week, fewer than a fifth of its students are back on campus in West Baltimore, but that is still hundreds more than at most other colleges in the region. President Anthony Jenkins--99 days into the job--contends the campus amenities and support are critical to some incoming students, thus making the decision to welcome students on campus. Plus, his thoughts on the unique value proposition of historically Black colleges and universities, and the challenges they face to remain competitive.

Melissa Gerr is a Senior Producer for On the Record. She started in public media at Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minn., where she is from, and then worked as a field producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. She made the jump to audio-lover in Baltimore as a digital media editor at Mid-Atlantic Media and Laureate Education, Inc. and as a field producer for "Out of the Blocks." Her beat is typically the off-beat with an emphasis on science, culture and things that make you say, 'Wait, what?'