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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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  • UMUC considering plan to become independent nonprofit with ties to university system

    UMUC considering plan to become independent nonprofit with ties to university system
    The University of Maryland University College, which has been struggling with declining enrollment, is considering severing some ties with the state university system to avoid burdensome regulations and work more closely with the private sector. Under...
  • Laurel escaped a Civil War battle in July 1864 [Commentary]

    Laurel escaped a Civil War battle in July 1864 [Commentary]
    In 1864 the Civil War fighting came within three miles of Laurel. In July 1864 Ulysses Grant and others were concerned that plans for a new invasion were underway. Confederate Gen. Jubal Early defeated Gen. Lew Wallace at the Battle of Monocacy and...
  • Judge Robert L. Karwacki, city school board president

    Judge Robert L. Karwacki, city school board president
    Robert L. Karwacki, a retired Maryland Court of Appeals judge who was president of the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners during the troubled early 1970s, died of kidney failure Monday at his Chester home. The former Mount Vernon resident was...
  • Howard's Travisano faces off as Howard County boys lacrosse Player of Year

    Howard's Travisano faces off as Howard County boys lacrosse Player of Year
    John Travisano's rise to high school lacrosse stardom was different from many of his future Division I counterparts. Described by coaches and teammates as modest, yet bearing a quiet confidence that transcended his age, the future member of the Notre...
  • Jeanne G. Clapp, educator

    Jeanne G. Clapp, educator
    Jeanne G. Clapp, a retired educator who was a founding faculty member of the Odyssey School, died June 5 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 70. "Jeanne was just a lovely lady and...
  • Flooded out, Morton Street Dance Center still finds its 'Neverland'

    Flooded out, Morton Street Dance Center still finds its 'Neverland'
    When 12-year-old Leilani Hines wanted to fly away to Neverland, she just had to close her eyes, point her toes, curve one arm above her head, and picture herself springing above the ground in the ballet move known as a grand jete. In her imagination,...
  • 10 Baltimore shows and stories to look for on TV this summer

    10 Baltimore shows and stories to look for on TV this summer
    From Rep. Elijah E. Cummings playing a leading role in televised hearings on American deaths in Benghazi, to the Game Show Network visiting a Baltimore church to play matchmaker for a member of the congregation, there is going to be a distinct local...
  • Historically black institutions are still needed, perhaps more than ever [Commentary]

    Historically black institutions are still needed, perhaps more than ever [Commentary]
    As the nation moves toward President Obama's goal of college degrees for 60 percent of Americans by 2020, the role of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) becomes even more important — particularly in Maryland, where 48 percent of...
  • Kirwan to step down as university system chancellor

    Kirwan to step down as university system chancellor
    William E. Kirwan, who as chancellor of the University System of Maryland over the past dozen years helped oversee the rise of several of the state's public universities to national prominence, will step down from his position as soon as a successor is...
  • Support science, not potato special interests [Commentary]

    Support science, not potato special interests [Commentary]
    Next week, the Senate Appropriations Committee will decide whether to allow special interests — rather than science — to determine which foods can be provided through the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children...
  • Maryland promotes Cliff Warren to assistant coach

    Maryland promotes Cliff Warren to assistant coach
    Less than a month after being named Maryland's director of basketball operations, Cliff Warren was promoted Tuesday to an assistant coach position. Warren, 46, replaces Scott Spinelli, who left last month for a similar position at Boston College. To...
  • Fundraiser to benefit South Asian Girls Education [Clarksville]

    Krisana Goel is in 8th grade at Clarksville Middle School. She, along with Anjali Mahadevia and Anjali Shroff, both in 11th grade at Atholton High School, Sashi Rai in ninth grade at River Hill High School, and Leena Rai, in fifth grade at Pointers Run,...