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  • Lawmakers consider tougher fines for hazing

    Lawmakers consider tougher fines for hazing
    Hal Stuart was appalled to learn his son was dunked in ice water, beaten with a paddle and driven around blindfolded in a speeding car, all part of a 2012 fraternity initiation at Salisbury University. Hoping to prevent other college students from...
  • UM forms task force to identify any further data vulnerabilities

    UM forms task force to identify any further data vulnerabilities
    A week after the University of Maryland learned it was the target of a sophisticated data breach, President Wallace D. Loh said Tuesday that the university would extend free credit protection services to the 309,000 students, alumni and employees affected...
  • Former Coppin manager charged with procurement fraud

    Former Coppin manager charged with procurement fraud
    Coppin State University's former director of facilities was charged this week with multiple counts of procurement fraud, though details on his alleged crimes have so far not been revealed. Jerry Lamont Stamper, 59, of Randallstown, faces three felony...
  • Coppin making progress on overhaul plan, its president says

    Coppin making progress on overhaul plan, its president says
    Coppin State University's president said Friday that the college has accomplished about half the goals in a plan conceived last year intended to boost its graduation rates and enrollment, strengthen its academic programs and improve the way it operates....
  • Building a more entrepreneurial Maryland [Editorial]

    Building a more entrepreneurial Maryland  [Editorial]
    The effort to focus the post O'Malley era in Maryland on developing private sector businesses and jobs got a big boost Friday from the unprecedented joint agenda of House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller. It's...
  • O'Malley excelled in tough times [Commentary]

    O'Malley excelled in tough times [Commentary]
    As Gov. Martin O'Malley makes his final state of the state speech Thursday, it's a good time to look at what seven years of his governorship have meant for Maryland. The state of the state is clearly good: first in median family income, a top three...
  • Certificates from JHU, UMCP are latest in online-only learning experiment

    Certificates from JHU, UMCP are latest in online-only learning experiment
    The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland, College Park announced partnerships this week with a Silicon Valley-based startup to offer new online-only certificates in the fields of data science and cybersecurity. Though universities in...
  • Not just college pranks [Editorial]

    University System of Maryland officials are considering stiffening the penalties for college fraternities whose initiation rites cross the line from good-natured teasing to hazing that threatens life and limb. Pledging to join a campus fraternity or...
  • UM correct to not join boycott [Letter]

    UM correct to not join boycott [Letter]
    Kudos to The Sun's editorial board for correctly characterizing the Israel boycott by the American Studies Association for what it is — a clumsy, ill-conceived attempt to isolate the only true democracy in the Middle East ("The virtue of engagement,...
  • UMBC response to Israel boycott is inadequate [Commentary]

    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,...
  • Md. salary database reveals top paid state employees

    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...
  • UMCP may be latest school to cover sex-change surgery

    UMCP may be latest school to cover sex-change surgery
    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. Insurance firms...