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  • Coppin's problem is that Maryland has failed to fund the school adequately

    The Sun suggests that the buck stops at Coppin State University President Reginald Avery's door regarding efforts to improve student retention and graduation rates and point the school in a new direction ("Which way for Coppin?" July 25). But whatever...
  • Why voters should support the Md. Dream Act in November

    Brad Botwin's recent letter to the editor urges voters to overturn the Maryland Dream Act in November, but he misinforms your readers to make his case ("Dream Act a poor investment for Md.," July 31). A diverse coalition of leaders and organizations are...
  • Maryland gets grant to help teach climate change

    Maryland gets grant to help teach climate change
    Teachers in Maryland are about to get new help and encouragement to talk about the touchy topic of global warming in their classrooms. The National Science Foundation announced Wednesday that it is awarding $5.8 million for improving climate-change...
  • Repairing aquaculture's Achilles' heel

    Repairing aquaculture's Achilles' heel
    As fish farming grows to feed a world hungry for protein, there's a hitch — the seas are being scoured of the little wild fish to feed the big captive ones destined for the dinner table. Researchers in Baltimore think they may have hit upon a...
  • UMBC excellence imperiled by 'doomsday'

    Wednesday's front page was a lesson in vision for Maryland. In one corner, Freeman A. Hrabowski III is named as one of the 100 most influential people in the U.S. by Time for what he has been able to do as president of the University of Maryland Baltimore...
  • Doomsday for Md. education — and economy

    Doomsday for Md. education — and economy
    Earlier this month, both houses of the Maryland General Assembly passed the state's fiscal 2013 operating budget, but both houses failed to pass tax legislation and a companion bill required to fund and implement the budget. As a result, our state...
  • Is a 1 percent trim really doomsday?

    The recent op-ed written by William E. Kirwan, chancellor of the University System of Maryland, is similar to Chicken Little declaring that the sky is falling ("Doomsday for Md. higher education," April 24). Mr. Kirwan states that "under the doomsday...
  • Maryland faith community opposes 'doomsday'

    We write as members and leaders of Maryland's faith community. We are glad that a special session of the Maryland General Assembly to resolve the state's budget impasse now seems likely. We cannot stress strongly enough how vital it is to fashion a full...
  • Legislature's failure to act could make college unaffordable for thousands of middle- and low-income students

    Much of the coverage of the need for a special budget session of the Maryland legislature has focused on the political machinations of its leaders. That's understandable. But we should not ignore the impact on ordinary people if the legislature fails to...
  • College officials study better policies for student-athletes

    WASHINGTON The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics on Monday held a meeting that took a broad look at what might improve life for college athletes, everything from longer scholarships and extra academic support to care for concussions,...
  • Secrecy prevails in state [Editorial]

    As the state looks for ways to increase transparency and public access to information, a good first step would be to reprimand state employees and agency heads who set up roadblocks or outright fail to comply with Maryland's public record laws. Gov....
  • Survey: Many students admit to binge drinking

    ANNAPOLIS — A survey on alcohol consumption by college students in Maryland has found that nearly half who responded have engaged in binge drinking during the past month. The Maryland Collaborative to Reduce College Drinking and Related Problems...