Joe Burris

Writer

Joe Burris was named to the higher education beat in September, having previously covered Howard and Anne Arundel county education and weekday morning traffic. He joined The Sun as a features writer in 2004, after an 18-year career covering sports for the Nashville Tennessean and Boston Globe.

Recent Articles

  • Friday traffic: Collision on I-95 South in Rossville

    Friday traffic: Collision on I-95 South in Rossville

    A collision on Interstate 95 South in Rossville prior to the Baltimore Beltway has closed the southbound left shoulder at 8:16 a.m., on Friday, according to the state Department of Transportation. All lanes are open on I-95 South in Baltimore City past the Eastern Avenue exit with the clearing...

  • Incidents cleared from MD 713 South, MD 100 East in Hanover

    Incidents cleared from MD 713 South, MD 100 East in Hanover

    All lanes are open on two local thoroughfares that had been experienced closures on Thursday morning due to rush-hour incidents, state transportation officials said. All lanes are open on MD 713 South in Hanover with the clearing of a single-vehicle crash at the Baltimore Washington Parkway, according...

  • White House-sponsored event at UMBC probes help for students in juvenile justice system

    White House-sponsored event at UMBC probes help for students in juvenile justice system

    Students and administrators from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, participating in a White House-sponsored education symposium Wednesday, promoted a program that they say helps youths in the juvenile justice system, particularly African-Americans, find a new path through education....

  • Collisions on I-695 inner loop, outer loop

    Collisions on I-695 inner loop, outer loop

    A collision on the inner loop of Interstate 695 in Arbutus at Southwestern Boulevard closed the left travel lane and left shoulder at 8:26 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. A two-vehicle collision with injury on the outer loop of I-695 in Arbutus past the Wilkens...

  • Delays on Amtrak, beltway outer loop

    Delays on Amtrak, beltway outer loop

    Amtrak Train 151, which stops in Perryville, Aberdeen and Edgewood is expected to operate 25-30 minutes late, Maryland Transit Administration officials said Tuesday morning. A disabled vehicle on the outer loop of Interstate 695 in Parkville at the Harford Road exit has closed two outer loop traffic...

  • Former head of biotech institute poised for chief role at Maryland Higher Education Commission

    Former head of biotech institute poised for chief role at Maryland Higher Education Commission

    Jennie C. Hunter-Cevera has been tapped for service by three Maryland governors based on her expertise in science and higher education. Most recently, she was named acting secretary of the Maryland Higher Education Commission by Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. Despite her many successes, as head of...

  • Sojourner-Douglass College loses bid to keep accreditation

    Sojourner-Douglass College loses bid to keep accreditation

    Sojourner-Douglass College has lost its appeal to reclaim accreditation, and state officials said Thursday they would assist the troubled Baltimore-based school in helping students transfer to other institutions. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education said a review panel unanimously upheld...

  • Collision on MD 100 West in Hanover

    Collision on MD 100 West in Hanover

    A two-vehicle collision on MD 100 West in Hanover prior to Arundel Mills Boulevard has closed the left traffic lane and left shoulder to westbound traffic at 8:50 a.m. Thursday, according to the state Department of Transportation. All lanes are open on MD 100 East in Elkridge, Interstate 95 in Baltimore...

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