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University of Maryland, College Park

University of Maryland, College Park
The University of Maryland, College Park is Maryland's flagship public university. Its campus is located in Prince George's County, near the intersection of Interstate 95 and the Capital Beltway. Notable alumni include Steny Hoyer, Sergey Brin and Kevin Plank.
The University of Maryland, College Park is Maryland's flagship public university. Its campus is located in Prince George's County, near the intersection of Interstate 95 and the Capital Beltway. Notable alumni include Steny Hoyer, Sergey Brin and Kevin Plank. « Show less

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  • Lawmakers consider tougher fines for hazing

    Lawmakers consider tougher fines for hazing
    Hal Stuart was appalled to learn his son was dunked in ice water, beaten with a paddle and driven around blindfolded in a speeding car, all part of a 2012 fraternity initiation at Salisbury University. Hoping to prevent other college students from...
  • Obama calls for more infrastructure, education spending in U.S. budget

    Obama calls for more infrastructure, education spending in U.S. budget
    President Barack Obama proposed a $3.9 trillion federal budget on Tuesday that calls for spending billions more on infrastructure, raising taxes on the wealthy and closing the gap between rich and poor that he has vowed to make a focus of his second term....
  • Shadow banking not so dark [Commentary]

    Shadow banking not so dark [Commentary]
    The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland gave us an excellent window into the concerns that world leaders have about the global economy — particularly China's shadow banking system. But while the concerns may be legitimate, the expressed...
  • Thomas R. Foster Jr., city educator

    Thomas R. Foster Jr., city educator
    Thomas R. Foster Jr., a retired Baltimore City public schools deputy superintendent who co-wrote math textbooks, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Sunday at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Parkville resident was 82. Born in Baltimore and raised...
  • SAT to be redesigned, focus more on classroom learning

    SAT to be redesigned, focus more on classroom learning
    The SAT — that anxiety-provoking test required for so many college applications — is being redesigned to focus more on classroom learning and less on brain teasers. The College Board announced Wednesday that its revised SAT will be ready in...
  • DSS TEST STORY 1 BAL

       Laurence E. Block, a retired Broad Neck High School teacher, responds in this post to the Advanced Placement story that raised questions about an educational system that puts pressure on top students to overload on AP.   By Laurence E. Block...
  • Anne Arundel adjunct professor earns top-shelf wireless certification

    They're called technology evangelists, those who trumpet benefits and trends in the Digital Age without the need of a fire-and-brimstone app. Anne Arundel Community College adjunct professor Travis Bonfigli is a self-proclaimed technology evangelist. You...
  • A slow slide to the Big Ten [Commentary]

    A slow slide to the Big Ten [Commentary]
    Maryland's leaving the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is like a slow death. There's nothing immediate about it. It's sad, toxic and terribly emotional. This isn't just about history and tradition — or even conference pride. For seasoned fans of...
  • Prince George's County Council to host education town hall

    Educators from throughout Prince George's County will present a discussion on various topics at the Prince George's County Council's education town hall meeting, Tuesday, April 22 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Surrattsville High School, 6101 Garden Drive....
  • After a life of collisions, ex-NFL tight end Colin Cloherty hits the books

    After a life of collisions, ex-NFL tight end Colin Cloherty hits the books
    Colin Cloherty was a seldom-used tight end for the San Francisco 49ers, his third team in his first two years in the NFL, when the league locked out its players at the start of a long, contentious labor showdown in 2011. A former standout at Brown,...
  • Along with cutting-edge research comes costly overhead for Hopkins, other institutions

    Along with cutting-edge research comes costly overhead for Hopkins, other institutions
    Along with the Johns Hopkins University's distinction for its nation-leading haul of federal research dollars comes another for charging the government more for utilities, administrative staff and real estate than any other institution. The federal...
  • NCAA considering adding 'dead periods' to help students focus on school, president says

    NCAA considering adding 'dead periods' to help students focus on school, president says
    COLLEGE PARK — The NCAA may need to mandate new "dead periods" to rein in the time demands on college athletes that increasingly pull them away from the classroom, NCAA president Mark Emmert said Wednesday. "One of the things that's being very...