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Notre Dame of Maryland University

Notre Dame of Maryland University (formerly College of Notre Dame of Maryland), which opened in 1895, is a Catholic liberal arts institution located in Baltimore. In 1899, Notre Dame became the first U.S. Catholic women's college to award a four-year bachelor's degree. It is also the first women's college to start a pharmacy school. Notre Dame operates a Weekend College and an Accelerated College, both co-ed programs for part-time students.

The school also opened the English Language Institute in 1983, which offers English as a second language and American culture classes. In addition to the other programs, Notre Da... Show more »

Notre Dame of Maryland University (formerly College of Notre Dame of Maryland), which opened in 1895, is a Catholic liberal arts institution located in Baltimore. In 1899, Notre Dame became the first U.S. Catholic women's college to award a four-year bachelor's degree. It is also the first women's college to start a pharmacy school. Notre Dame operates a Weekend College and an Accelerated College, both co-ed programs for part-time students.

The school also opened the English Language Institute in 1983, which offers English as a second language and American culture classes. In addition to the other programs, Notre Dame has the Renaissance Institute, a noncredit program for people 50 years old or older. Annual events include 100 Nights, a day of reflection for seniors, and Lantern Chain, where sophomores carry lanterns and sing to graduating seniors. Students can earn a bachelor's degree in 27 majors; the school also started offering master's degree programs in 1984.

The Division III Notre Dame Gators are in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference, and the Gators compete in basketball, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis and volleyball. Notre Dame's 40-plus clubs include the Columns newspaper, honor societies, cultural organizations and performing arts groups. Notable Notre Dame alumnae include Elizabeth Hoisington , the first female brigadier general in the Army, and Sherry Davis, the first full-time female public address announcer for major league baseball.

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  • Women's colleges are still vital

    Women's colleges are still vital
    With the recent announcements that Wilson College in Pennsylvania and Pine Manor College in Massachusetts will join the lengthening list of formerly women-only institutions that are now co-educational — including Hood College and Goucher College...
  • Conneely, first man to lead Notre Dame, steps down

    Conneely, first man to lead Notre Dame, steps down
    James F. Conneely, the first man to lead Notre Dame of Maryland University as president in the school's 116-year history, announced Friday that he is stepping down for family reasons. Conneely, who has served as the school's president since July 2012,...
  • Rookie principal comes to Lansdowne with plenty of experience

    Rookie principal comes to Lansdowne with plenty of experience
    It may be his first year as a principal at Lansdowne Elementary, but Stephen Price is no stranger to working in Title I schools. "I've been with a Title I school my entire career," said the 31-year-old Long Island native, who began his career in...
  • Calvert Court a desired residence since 1915

    Calvert Court a desired residence since 1915
    The Calvert Court apartment house has stood at the southwest corner of North Calvert and 31st streets since 1915, and in recognition of its coming centenary, residents recently chose to honor its architect, Edward Hughes Glidden, with a plaque. When...
  • Hopkins inches up in U.S. News rankings

    Hopkins inches up in U.S. News rankings
    The Johns Hopkins University edged closer to the top 10 of national universities on the U.S. News and World Report annual rankings, which were released Tuesday. U.S. News moved Hopkins up one spot to No. 12, just behind Dartmouth College and tied with...
  • Courtney Rollins to wed Andrew Goldbeck

    Retired Lt. Col. J. Stephen and Susan Rollins of Aberdeen announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Elizabeth, to Andrew A. Goldbeck, son of James A. and Susan Goldbeck of Baltimore. Rollins graduated from The John Carroll School and the...
  • Presentation for Aberdeen's renamed education center draws business, education, political leaders

    Presentation for Aberdeen's renamed education center draws business, education, political leaders
    The next time you visit the HEAT Center in Aberdeen, you will probably notice the a brand new logo highlighting the name change of the campus' conference room and educational center. On Thursday afternoon, a crowd of business leaders, academics and local...
  • New name, solid mission at Aberdeen University Center [Editorial]

    Way back when Aberdeen's western edge was solidly reined in by I-95, there were those in the community who concluded the proximity to I-95 and Aberdeen Proving Ground made the area a prime spot for an institution of higher learning. They also...
  • Winifred Coughlin

    Winifred Coughlin
    Winifred Coughlin, a homemaker who established college scholarships in thanks for the assistance she had received as a student, died Tuesday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at King James Care Center in Chatham, N.J. The former Ednor Gardens...
  • Poem recalls Kennedy assassination

    Seeing footage of CBS newsman Walter Cronkite, his voice catching as he announces Preisdent John F. Kennedy's death, sends a chill through Diane Scharper, a poet and author who teaches writing at Towson University. "Even now, it brings tears to your...
  • 50 years later, Baltimoreans remember the assassination of John F. Kennedy

    50 years later, Baltimoreans remember the assassination of John F. Kennedy
    At the federal courthouse, a judge was swearing in 102 new citizens. In a downtown hotel, the Santa Claus Anonymous charity was having a luncheon. Races were underway at Pimlico, and a shift of Bethlehem Steel workers would soon clock out at Sparrows...
  • Harford school board president remembered for dedication to education

    Harford school board president remembered for dedication to education
    A lifelong educator, who always strived to do what was best for the children and to stand up for what he thought was right, even if it wasn't popular, is how Dr. Leonard Wheeler was remembered Tuesday by family, friends and colleagues. Dr. Wheeler, 73,...