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  • UMD and UMB top Maryland university system fundraising efforts

    UMD and UMB top Maryland university system fundraising efforts
    The University System of Maryland and its 12 member institutions raised nearly $300 million during fiscal year 2013 — more than $65 million above their collective goal and $57 million more than the previous fiscal year, according to a report...
  • Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey to team for drone tests

    Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey to team for drone tests
    Maryland has agreed to work with Virginia and New Jersey on research into unmanned aircraft, a move that could strengthen Maryland's bid to land one of the six drone test sites to be awarded this year by the Federal Aviation Administration. The three...
  • Maryland universities unnecessarily duplicated the programs of black colleges, court rules

    Maryland universities unnecessarily duplicated the programs of black colleges, court rules
    A federal judge ruled Monday that Maryland hasn't done enough to help the state's four historically black colleges and universities overcome segregation-era policies that required separate programs for white and black students. In the ruling, U.S....
  • HCC board approves contract for traffic improvement

    HCC board approves contract for traffic improvement
    A right-hand turn lane from Schucks Road onto Route 22 (East Churchville Road) will be built to improve traffic at the intersection near Harford Community College to accommodate traffic that will be generated once Towson University building opens on...
  • Feasibility study for Harford research park presented

    Feasibility study for Harford research park presented
    About 60 people from Baltimore, Cecil and Harford counties gathered Wednesday to participate in the next step of turning Harford's former HEAT Center into a university park that's a regional hub for technology. "We've got to create a . . . sense of...
  • UMCP takes early step toward new high-end hotel on campus

    UMCP takes early step toward new high-end hotel on campus
    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. The university...
  • 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...
  • Study finds about 20% of Md. college students show signs of alcohol abuse or dependency

    Study finds about 20% of Md. college students show signs of alcohol abuse or dependency
    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...
  • Maryland colleges; let them compete

      Maryland colleges; let them compete
    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...
  • Hopkins wins $70 million NIH grant; UM left out

    Hopkins wins $70 million NIH grant; UM left out
    The Johns Hopkins University regained a five-year, $70 million federal grant designed to change how researchers pursue drug development and other medical treatments, but the University of Maryland, Baltimore lost its first bid for a similar grant, the...
  • Community colleges cut adjunct hours to avoid Obamacare

    Community colleges cut adjunct hours to avoid Obamacare
    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...
  • Md. program funds 17 tech commercialization projects

    Md. program funds 17 tech commercialization projects
    The Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute said Tuesday that it has awarded $3.8 million to 17 teams trying to bring technology products to market, seven of them involving companies in the Baltimore region. The institute's Maryland Industrial...