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  • Laurel hosted educational experiments in the 1970s [History Matters]

    Laurel hosted educational experiments in the 1970s [History Matters]
    Student activism in the late 1960s spawned a wave of educational reform, and students were emboldened by the new national attitude inviting their participation. One of the initiatives created during this period was the Experiment in Free Form Education, or EFFE. Touted at the time in the News Leader as "a new kind of educational experience attempting to make education more meaningful to students," EFFE was designed to be "as flexible as possible in order to explore non-traditional educational concepts and teaching methods. Learning will be entirely self-motivated, and no grades will be given."
  • Nielsen plans to close former Arbitron call center in Columbia

    Nielsen plans to close former Arbitron call center in Columbia
    Media ratings firm Nielsen Holdings will shutter its Columbia call center at the end of August, one of three the company will close as it absorbs Arbitron Inc. A Nielsen spokesman declined to say how many people in Maryland will be affected by the call...

    Cuts at former Arbitron center affect 325

    Cuts at former Arbitron center affect 325
    More than 300 people will lose jobs in Columbia with the shutdown of the Nielsen Audio call center, part of the consolidation of media ratings company Nielsen Holdings and former competitor Arbitron Inc., according to a notice filed with the state. The...

    Visionaries broke new ground with Laurel Shopping Center

    Visionaries broke new ground with Laurel Shopping Center
    Laurel Shopping Center was a pioneer in local retail, and the men behind its development were visionaries who turned a then-radical idea into a successful enterprise that helped change the face of retail in the Baltimore/Washington area. Brothers Melvin...

    Nielsen to lay off 333 in Md.

    Nielsen to lay off 333 in Md.
    Media ratings firm Nielsen Holdings plans to lay off 333 workers in Columbia — more than one-third of the workforce at what had been Arbitron Inc.'s headquarters — as the two former rivals combine their businesses. New York-based Nielsen,...