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  • Letter from Chancellor Kirwan announcing he is stepping down

    May 13, 2014 Dear Colleagues: After much thought and reflection, I have decided that the time is right to step down from my position as chancellor of the University System of Maryland (USM).  I informed the USM Board of Regents of my decision last week....
  • Kirwan to step down as university system chancellor

    Kirwan to step down as university system chancellor
    William E. Kirwan, who as chancellor of the University System of Maryland over the past dozen years helped oversee the rise of several of the state's public universities to national prominence, will step down from his position as soon as a successor is...
  • Men with a mission [Editorial]

    Men with a mission  [Editorial]
    The announcement this week that University System of Maryland Chancellor William E. Kirwan is retiring after 12 years on the job comes just as the state is preparing to welcome another gifted leader in the field of higher education, former Baltimore Mayor...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • MedImmune expands research with universities

    MedImmune expands research with universities
    Biotechnology company MedImmune said Tuesday it has expanded a bioresearch collaboration it started with the University of System of Maryland. The Gaithersburg company, a development arm of AstraZeneca, started the partnership with the University of...
  • 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...
  • O'Malley tells UM grads they will enter a rapidly changing world

    O'Malley tells UM grads they will enter a rapidly changing world
    Gov. Martin O'Malley told graduates of the University of Maryland, College Park on Thursday to be ready for a world in the midst of rapid transformation spurred by climate change, technological advancement and global connectedness. "Humanity is at a...
  • Questions raised over possible joint Morgan-Towson academic programs

    Questions raised over possible joint Morgan-Towson academic programs
    A proposal for Morgan State University to offer joint academic programs with Towson University is drawing objections from some Morgan officials who believe such a setup would benefit Towson far more than the Baltimore institution. The plan, which is in...
  • Morgan has good reason to be wary of partnering with Towson [Letter]

    Morgan has good reason to be wary of partnering with Towson [Letter]
    So Morgan State University should trust the folks who have been duplicating its programs ("If not now, when?" May 27)? Is Morgan the only school that is looking out for its own interests? As Ronald Reagan famously said: "Trust, but verify." It seems...
  • State university system revising sexual assault policy

    State university system revising sexual assault policy
    Amid a series of changes to federal laws regarding how universities handle sexual assaults and sexual misconduct, the University System of Maryland is in the process of updating its two-decade-old policies on the matter. The Board of Regents of 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...