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  • Dunbar Brooks, head of Baltimore County and state school boards, dies

    Dunbar Brooks, head of Baltimore County and state school boards, dies
    Dunbar Brooks, a longtime Turners Station civic activist who was the first African-American to serve as president of the Baltimore County school board and later became president of the Maryland State Board of Education, died Sunday at Johns Hopkins...
  • Catonsville Chaos softball coaches look forward to tryouts

    Catonsville Chaos softball coaches look forward to tryouts
    After a long and successful softball tournament season, no one could blame the coaches of the Catonsville Chaos 18-and-under squad for taking a few weekends away from the softball diamond at Catonsville Middle School. They did just that for one...
  • New Goucher College president uses off-beat videos to welcome students

    New Goucher College president uses off-beat videos to welcome students
    In one video, Jose Bowen claps chalkboard erasers, organizes books on a shelf in the library, sprays lines on the athletic field and enthusiastically pops out from behind a tree. "Are ya here yet?" the new president of Goucher College says, addressing...
  • The disease of American democracy [Commentary]

    The disease of American democracy [Commentary]
    Americans are sick of politics. Only 13 percent approve of the jobĀ CongressĀ is doing, a near-record low. The president's approval ratings are also in the basement. A large portion of the public doesn't even bother voting. Only 57.5 percent of eligible...
  • Back from Armenia, Peace Corps volunteer feels fulfilled but 'surreal'

    Back from Armenia, Peace Corps volunteer feels fulfilled but 'surreal'
    Conventional wisdom would say that Lauren Engel worked in an unconventional country as a Peace Corps volunteer in Armenia for the past 27 months. "A lot of people, when they think of the Peace Corps, they think of Latin America or Africa. But the...
  • Maryland sees one of nation's largest job declines in July

    Maryland sees one of nation's largest job declines in July
    Maryland's unemployment rate shot up in July when employers cut 9,000 jobs — one of the largest losses in the country, the federal government said Monday. The estimate from the U.S. Department of Labor suggests a slowdown in Maryland's economy,...
  • Boosting college readiness isn't just a problem for Baltimore [Letter]

    Boosting college readiness isn't just a problem for Baltimore [Letter]
    Your recent report on college readiness among Baltimore City high school graduates presented the academic challenges facing college-bound students in the city but failed to address the problem at a systemic, statewide level (“Boosting college...
  • Ready to learn more [Editorial]

    Ready to learn more [Editorial]
    Baltimore City schools chief Gregory Thornton says making sure every student is ready for college or work when they graduate from high school will be his Job No. 1 when classes begin next week. For Mr. Thornton, college readiness is a quick shorthand...
  • Five questions for Sharon Hrynkow, president of the Global Virus Network

    Five questions for Sharon Hrynkow, president of the Global Virus Network
    Faced with the threats of viruses like H1N1 influenza and SARS in recent years, scientists including the University of Maryland's Dr. Robert Gallo sought a way to prepare for future outbreaks — founding the Baltimore-based Global Virus Network in...
  • The real lesson of the UM's move to the Big 10 [Letter]

    The real lesson of the UM's move to the Big 10 [Letter]
    The article, "UM will give up $31 million to end ACC exit fee fight," (Aug. 9), really misses the big point, and that is the corruption in Maryland state government exhibited by President Wallace Loh and the Board of Regents of the University of...
  • BCCC hires new president after turmoil

    BCCC hires new president after turmoil
    Baltimore City Community College has hired the former head of a Michigan community college campus as its next president, officials announced Thursday, nearly two years after its last leader was forced out of her job. Gordon F. May, who formerly served as...
  • Finksburg woman designs app for Towson attractions

    Finksburg woman designs app for Towson attractions
    Life is finally starting to settle down for Brooke Bianchetti, who graduated from college, accepted a full-time job and moved to Finksburg all within a few weeks this spring. As one who can appreciate having information at her fingertips and who has a...