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University of Baltimore

Maryland's HBCU impasse

Maryland's HBCU impasse

Years of litigation and mediation appear to have killed off the joint Towson-University of Baltimore MBA program that helped spark a lawsuit by supporters of Maryland's four historically black colleges and universities — but not to have brought the two sides any closer together. If the HBCU advocates are "not the slightest bit impressed" with a $10 million plan to increase ties between those schools and the state's traditionally white institutions, as an attorney for the plaintiffs put it, the HBCUs' plan — a Morgan State University takeover of UB and the wholesale transfer of plum academic programs from the TWIs — isn't workable either.

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