Arrests in Baltimore for illegal guns often lead to dropped charges or little jail time

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No building slowdown on campus

No building slowdown on campus

Johns Hopkins is building a 45,000-square-foot addition to its centerpiece Milton S. Eisenhower Library.

Loyola University Maryland is putting the finishing touches on new teaching and research laboratories at the Donnelly Science Center.

And at the University of Baltimore, a private developer is designing a student apartment building as a new law center takes shape.

While new commercial construction in and around Baltimore remains moribund, big projects are sprouting on the region's university campuses.

The hundreds of millions of dollars worth of projects at public and private institutions in the Baltimore area highlights the financial strength of higher...