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  • Ex-state cabinet member Fielder named Bel Air town administrator

    Ex-state cabinet member Fielder named Bel Air town administrator
    James D. Fielder Jr. was appointed by Bel Air commissioners as the new town administrator during a meeting Monday night. Fielder, who was a cabinet secretary in two state administrations, replaces Chris Schlehr, who retired Dec. 31 after serving the town...
  • Havre de Grace High Hall of Fame names four inductees for 2013

    Havre de Grace High Hall of Fame names four inductees for 2013
    Mark P. Becker, Bert J. Hash Jr., Robert "Bobby" Parker and Clark Turner have been announced as the Class of 2013 of the Havre de Grace High School Hall of Fame. "We are very excited to add these distinguished alumni to our Hall of Fame," said Richard...
  • Details emerge of Washington Navy Yard victims

    Details emerge of Washington Navy Yard victims
    John Johnson could have retired from the Washington Navy Yard years ago, but he loved the work. Richard Michael Ridgell, a former Maryland state trooper who helped train police in Iraq, was devoted to his daughters. Vishnu Pandit, who came to the...
  • U. of Md. makes Campus Pride's list of top 25 LGBT-friendly schools

    U. of Md. makes Campus Pride's list of top 25 LGBT-friendly schools
    The University of Maryland, College Park was included on a list of the "Top 25 LGBT-Friendly Colleges and Universities" released by national advocacy group Campus Pride Tuesday. The university was the only Maryland school to make the list, which was...
  • Katie Couric honored at Hopkins health event

    Katie Couric honored at Hopkins health event
    The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine honored television host Katie Couric on Saturday for her work campaigning on behalf of cancer researchers after losing her husband to the disease 15 years ago. "My life changed in an instant," Couric said as she...
  • Turning back the clock?

    Turning back the clock?
    The best that can be said for the Supreme Court's ruling on affirmative action in college admissions is that it did not immediately and totally ban the practice. But the decision to send a University of Texas at Austin case back to the appeals court...
  • Quashing race-based college admissions will not serve justice

    Quashing race-based college admissions will not serve justice
    It may be time to say farewell to affirmative action in higher education admissions and to the aspirations that went with it. The U.S. Supreme Court will soon hear arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, a case challenging the sliver of...
  • Affirmative action at risk in college admissions

    Affirmative action at risk in college admissions
    The U.S. Supreme Court takes up the issue of racial preference in college admissions on Wednesday, and that ought to be a concern for those who believe such policies have provided countless opportunities for minorities — and enriched the educational...
  • The or not the

    On Twitter, @SherrieVossMatthews inquires about the use of articles with initialisms and acronyms.* An article at Daily Writing Tips summarizes the conventions: "Because acronyms like NASA are pronounced as words ('na-suh,' in this case), there’s...
  • Johns Hopkins joins group of elite universities offering free courses online

    Johns Hopkins joins group of elite universities offering free courses online
    The Johns Hopkins University is joining a group of elite universities that will offer free online courses through a company called Coursera, a collective leap that could open higher education to a broader audience. Though Johns Hopkins already offers...
  • Phelps looks to put stamp on perhaps the greatest Olympic career ever

    Phelps looks to put stamp on perhaps the greatest Olympic career ever
    In Michael Phelps' telling, one of the greatest Olympic careers almost began with a skinny dip. It was the first trip out of the country for the kid from Rodgers Forge, and he gawked like a tourist — not at monuments or museums — but at the...
  • Cynthia Earl Kerman, Villa Julie professor

    Cynthia Earl Kerman, Villa Julie professor
    Cynthia Earl Kerman, a retired Villa Julie College faculty member who wrote biographies of a Quaker economist and a Harlem Renaissance writer, died of pneumonia July 22 at the Glen Meadows retirement community. She was 89 and had lived in Lauraville....