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UB, Towson end joint MBA program as court considers remedies for black schools

The University of Baltimore and Towson University are ending a 9-year-old joint Master of Business Administration degree program that sparked a lawsuit over a lack of investment in Maryland's historically black colleges.

State officials would not say whether court proceedings prompted the decision to phase out the program, which had been criticized for unfairly competing with Morgan State University's MBA offering. But it comes as state higher-education leaders are proposing a $10 million program pairing historically black schools with more diverse public institutions to reverse a history of segregation and satisfy a judge's 2013 ruling in the case.

Advocates for the state's...