| Jan 27, 2012
| 7:21 PM
Higher-education leaders in Maryland praised an effort unveiled by President Barack Obama on Friday to make college more affordable but expressed unease about still-emerging details that could have an impact on federal funding and student aid.
| Oct 19, 2012
| 6:03 PM
Maryland employers added 9,800 jobs in September, a gain that came almost entirely from the private sector, the U.S. Department of Labor estimated Friday.
The state's unemployment rate dropped to 6.9 percent from 7.1 percent in August, the agency said....
| Oct 22, 2012
| 10:29 AM
Coming to the United States as a 15-year-old, Cuban-born refugee, it truly was a dream to think that I could go to college and become president of a great Maryland university. But with the support of many people along the way, and the belief instilled...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 1:39 PM
Embattled Coppin State University President Reginald S. Avery will step down in January, nearly a year after faculty gave him a vote of no confidence for lacking vision and before his initiatives to improve the state's lowest graduation rates have shown...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 12:14 PM
President Barack Obama is right.
For several decades, college tuitions in our country have risen relentlessly, faster than inflation and faster than economic growth — much like health care costs. Unless we get them under control, we'll continue...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 12:26 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley said Thursday that he hopes to hold tuition increases for Maryland residents attending the state's public universities to no more than the 3 percent he has allowed in each of the last three years.
In a meeting with student government...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 3:37 AM
Despite budget cuts and anti-government rhetoric in Congress, Maryland officials say the two huge federal agencies based in Woodlawn — which have long helped buoy the region's economy — may be better positioned than others to ride out the...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 4:42 PM
Days after Towson University's athletic director recommended cutting two men's sports to make the remaining programs more competitive and comply with federal law requiring athletics opportunities for women, parents of the baseball team's players raised...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 11:55 AM
The staff cuts Coppin State University President Reginald Avery announced last week drew protests from union members represented by the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, along with faculty and students concerned about the...
| May 3, 2012
| 9:45 AM
Much of the coverage of the need for a special budget session of the Maryland legislature has focused on the political machinations of its leaders. That's understandable. But we should not ignore the impact on ordinary people if the legislature fails to...
| May 9, 2012
| 6:27 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley and legislative leaders announced Wednesday an agreement to raise taxes on 16 percent of the state's earners and reverse a series of so-called "Doomsday" cuts the General Assembly enacted last month when a budget deal collapsed....
| Feb 13, 2012
| 3:00 AM
About three times each week, an enterprising researcher at theUniversity of Maryland, College Park, takes a step toward patenting an invention. Each year, that results in the creation of about five new high-tech firms, the kinds of businesses often...