| Jan 11, 2014
| 10:42 AM
Students at the University of Maryland, College Park could have the cost of sex-change surgery covered by their health insurance next school year, joining a nationwide trend of private- and public-sector employers offering the benefit.
| Jan 4, 2014
| 12:18 PM
Much has been made recently about proposed pay increases for some Maryland's politicians, but even the highest-earning elected officials don't come close to the top of the state-employee income scale.
Gov. Martin O'Malley's 2012 income of $150,000 was...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 10:19 AM
Over 200 years ago, political theorist and philosopher Edmund Burke memorably remarked: "The only thing necessary for evil to flourish is for good men to do nothing." This truism comes to mind when assessing the reaction of the University of Maryland,...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A recent New York Times illustration read, "COLLEGE IS FOR SUCKERS."
The words were emblazoned across the sweatshirts of four students, and the accompanying article made essentially that point. It echoed an increasingly common refrain that college is...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Even as a child, I loved math.
As a 12-year-old in a Birmingham church in 1963, I found myself much more interested in the math problems in my lap than the speaker at the pulpit. Suddenly, though, he got my attention.
If the children march, the Rev....
| Dec 6, 2013
| 2:29 PM
State university officials took an early step Friday in approving a high-end hotel and conference center that is expected to be a cornerstone of a major redevelopment plan for the University of Maryland, College Park and its surroundings.
| Dec 4, 2013
| 4:02 PM
The 8,000-square-foot Guilford mansion owned by Towson University that provided posh housing for its president — and a headache for the institution — may be back on the market soon.
The university is seeking to put the president's house,...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 9:41 AM
For the fourth time since 2004, state auditors found that Coppin State University did not take action against some students with unpaid bills and allowed them to continue to register for classes.
In a random sampling of 10 delinquent student accounts,...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 2:00 AM
For the first time this spring, students who want to take a class at the University of Baltimore with a Pulitzer Prize-winning civil rights historian won't be bound by the university they chose to attend.
The class, taught by local author Taylor Branch,...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 9:45 AM
I commend Professor George La Noue for his careful and comprehensive analysis of the recent judicial decision concerning Maryland's historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) ("Antiquated ruling on desegregation," Oct. 27). I concur in his...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 3:16 PM
A new report has found that about 19 percent of underage and 22 percent of college students ages 21 to 24 in Maryland show signs of alcohol abuse or dependency.
The report was done by a collaborative of Maryland's higher education institutions that have...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 8:30 AM
As the federal health reform known as Obamacare takes hold, many community colleges in Maryland and across the country are capping the hours of adjunct faculty — who make up the bulk of their teaching force — to avoid paying for the...