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Pugh's plan for free community college gets warm reviews

Mayor Catherine Pugh’s proposal to provide free community college for all Baltimore public high school graduates is being met with widespread support on Baltimore’s City Council. Council members consider the $1.5 million the mayor says is needed to pay for hundreds of students to attend Baltimore...

  • University of Maryland names new chief diversity officer

    University of Maryland names new chief diversity officer

    After complaints by students that the University of Maryland, College Park has not taken concerns about racial inclusion seriously, the institution announced Thursday that it tapped a national leader in diversity education to serve in the president's cabinet. Roger L. Worthington will be the university's...

  • An inspiring valedictory we almost missed

    An inspiring valedictory we almost missed

    Hungry for inspiration wherever we can find it – especially given the lack of inspiring leadership in Washington these days – I offer the words of Stephen Sala, valedictorian of the Class of 2017 of Anne Arundel Community College and future candidate for president of the United States. (That last...

  • Maryland becomes first state to outlaw scholarship displacement by public colleges

    Maryland becomes first state to outlaw scholarship displacement by public colleges

    Again and again, college financial aid offices would frustrate Jan Wagner and Michele Waxman Johnson. As executives of Central Scholarship, a nonprofit in Owings Mills that provides scholarships and interest-free loans to Maryland students, they would award a student money and a university would...

  • McDaniel College's Budapest campus caught up in Hungarian political fight

    McDaniel College's Budapest campus caught up in Hungarian political fight

    McDaniel College has become entangled in an international dispute between billionaire philanthropist George Soros and the Hungarian prime minister that threatens McDaniel's 22-year-old satellite campus in Budapest. The problem? The Hungarian parliament changed its higher education law in a vote...

  • Towson garage staircase partially collapses onto construction worker

    Towson garage staircase partially collapses onto construction worker

    A staircase under construction at a Towson University parking garage fell onto a worker Tuesday, Baltimore County police said. Paramedics were called at 10:12 a.m. to the Towson University Union Garage where workers were dismantling an exterior set of stairs when it started to collapse, said police...

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