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  • New state higher-education plan addresses changing demographics of students

    New state higher-education plan addresses changing demographics of students
    The body overseeing higher education in Maryland unveiled a new four-year plan Wednesday intended to help serve the low-income, first-generation and nontraditional students that make up a growing segment of the academic population. The Maryland Higher...
  • UMUC to lay off 70 amid declining enrollments

    UMUC to lay off 70 amid declining enrollments
    The University of Maryland University College announced Friday that it would lay off 70 employees — the latest problem to hit the school that caters to nontraditional students, including members of the military, the federal government and working...
  • Enrollment declines at University System of Maryland expected in coming years

    Enrollment declines at University System of Maryland expected in coming years
    Enrollment at the University System of Maryland is expected to decline in the coming academic year and the following year, the first projected drop since the 1990s. More than 153,000 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in fall 2013 at the...
  • UM physics professor a lauded scientist, passionate teacher

    UM physics professor a lauded scientist, passionate teacher
    Professor James Gates delivers his big ideas in analogies and metaphors. Setting lax standards for schoolchildren in science classes is like teaching them to dunk a basketball on a 9-foot-high hoop, when kids the next town over play with one 10 feet...
  • University of Baltimore to offer free final semester

    University of Baltimore to offer free final semester
    The University of Baltimore will offer free tuition to college students in their final semester if they can finish their degrees in four years, the school announced Tuesday. The unusual break could boost the college's flagging graduation rates and...
  • New strategy would drop college textbook costs to zero

    New strategy would drop college textbook costs to zero
    Holding a whiteboard, the University of Maryland, College Park students scrawled their complaints and posed for a picture. "My name is Justin and I spent $114 on ONE textbook," a student wrote. "My name is Jeff and I spent $736 on textbooks," wrote...
  • Finishing for free [Editorial]

    Finishing for free  [Editorial]
    Fewer than one in 10 students at the University of Baltimore graduates within four years of being admitted as a freshman. That costs those students and the university dearly: For the school it means spending more resources on instruction and other...
  • Finding college segregation remedies likely to be complicated, expensive

    Finding college segregation remedies likely to be complicated, expensive
    After a federal judge found that Maryland's historically black colleges face unfair and unconstitutional competition from the state's predominantly white universities, the parties headed into negotiations this month to work it out. But even with the...
  • The 3 percent solution [Editorial]

    The 3 percent solution  [Editorial]
    There's no greater test for any individual's faith in higher education than to sit down and write a tuition check. You may love your son or daughter absolutely, and you may have an unshakable faith in the college or university of their choice, but when...
  • City foster youths sent to get diploma in a day have trouble enrolling in college

    City foster youths sent to get diploma in a day have trouble enrolling in college
    Ebony Scott remembers vividly the day she got the piece of paper she hoped would change her life. After receiving her diploma, she cried, celebrated, took pictures and went to TGI Friday's for dinner. She hadn't spoken to her grandmother in more than...
  • Loaded gun, bullets and drug paraphernalia found in Wes Brown's room

    Loaded gun, bullets and drug paraphernalia found in Wes Brown's room
    Police seized a loaded handgun, a bag of ammunition and drug paraphernalia, including packaging material and a scale, during a search of University of Maryland football player Wes Brown's campus apartment last summer, newly released documents show....
  • A chilling effect [Editorial]

    A chilling effect  [Editorial]
    The decisions taken by the American Studies Association, a small, relatively obscure scholarly organization devoted to the study of American history and culture, rarely resonate much beyond the ivied walls of academe. But earlier this year the group...