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  • At College Park, an all-encompassing focus on entrepreneurship

    At College Park, an all-encompassing focus on entrepreneurship
    Foluke Tuakli hopped on a bicycle and weaved around her classroom at the University of Maryland, College Park, acting out the problems that cyclists encounter on the road. "I'm turning, I'm turning," she shrieked as the bike wobbled. The demonstration...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Colleges prepare people for life [Commentary]

    Colleges prepare people for life [Commentary]
    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...
  • 50 years in American education [Commentary]

    50 years in American education  [Commentary]
    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....
  • 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...
  • 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...