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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Honors for Morgan State VP Vic McCrary [Fulton/Highland]

    Highland resident Vic McCrary, vice president for research and economic development, Morgan State University, was selected to the 2014 class of Fellows of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellows Program was...
  • 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...
  • Harford Community College officials present report on cultural diversity

    Harford Community College officials present report on cultural diversity
    The racial makeup of Harford Community College's student body reflects the overall population of Harford County, but college administrators must work to improve the graduation and retention rates of minority students, as well as increase the number of...
  • Boosting college readiness is goal for new city schools CEO

    Boosting college readiness is goal for new city schools CEO
    As hundreds of Baltimore public school graduates prepare to set foot on a four-year college campus in Maryland this month, nearly half will notice something familiar on their schedules: a class they took in high school. More than from any other school...
  • 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...
  • Marilyn W. Beckey

    Marilyn W. Beckey
    Marilyn W. Beckey, a former longtime Stoneleigh Elementary School art teacher who was a world traveler, died July 25 of heart failure at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. She was 86. "She was a lot of fun and reminded me of 'Mrs....
  • The formula for family stability [Commentary]

    The formula for family stability [Commentary]
    Nearly everyone agrees that education is the pathway out of poverty and that a stable family life is crucial to nurturing young children. Yet here in central Maryland, homelessness and family instability present barriers to academic success for too many...