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Morehouse College in Atlanta is famous for being the nation's only African-American all-male college and for its illustrious alumni, including Martin Luther King Jr., actor Samuel L. Jackson, and U.S. surgeon general David Satcher. But the college made headlines in November for a much different reason when sophomore Aaron Price was accused of beating another student with a baseball bat because he had looked at Price in the shower. Gregory Love, a junior, suffered a fractured skull. Love told police he had forgotten his glasses and was trying to tell whether Price was his roommate.

Price, 19, has been expelled from Morehouse and was indicted for aggravated assault and battery, with a hate-crime enhancement that could add up to five years to his sentence if he is convicted.

Meanwhile, in response, a group of students formed the college's first gay-straight alliance, African-Americans for Safe Space Everywhere for All. Founder Kevin Bynes criticized the university for fostering a "spirit of machismo" and said his group hopes to raise awareness about the "culture of violence, misogyny, homophobia, and sexism" at Morehouse.
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Author:DuLong, Jessica
Publication:The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)
Date:Dec 24, 2002
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