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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

  • Lane closure in city, Green Line repairs after bridge collapse

    Lane closure in city, Green Line repairs after bridge collapse

    The Baltimore City Department of Transportation said that a temporary lane closure along westbound Orleans Street at the Central Avenue intersection will begin at 9 a.m. on Thursday. The closure due to construction will remain in effect for about four weeks, DOT said. The closure is expected to...

  • Two people rescued from apartment fire

    Two people rescued from apartment fire

    Two people were rescued from a Wednesday night fire at an apartment in Baltimore County, public safety officials said. A fire at a garage attached to a building on the 2800 block of Louisiana Avenue in the Lansdowne area was reported around 11:18 a.m., officials said. One person was transported...

  • Notre Dame, Goucher set to inaugurate presidents

    Notre Dame, Goucher set to inaugurate presidents

    Presidents at two local schools -- Notre Dame of Maryland University and Goucher College -- are slated to be inaugurated this month. Notre Dame will inaugurate president Marylou Yam in a ceremony Friday at the Le Clerc Auditorium. Lam is the 14th president in the school’s history. Lam came to Notre...

  • Collision on I-95 South in Baltimore City

    Collision on I-95 South in Baltimore City

    A two-vehicle collision on Interstate 95 South in Baltimore City at the Caton Avenue exit has closed the southbound left shoulder at 6:56 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. The Maryland Transit Administration reported at 8:18 a.m. that trains, buses and mobile...

  • Community Day shows how justice system works in Baltimore

    Community Day shows how justice system works in Baltimore

    Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby encouraged residents Saturday to openly discuss crime issues and play an active role in the justice system. During the first Community Day in Court, Mosby outlined what her office accomplished during her first 100 days in office and implored residents to...

  • Apprenticeships needed to target youth unemployment, foundation says

    A Baltimore-based foundation analyzing the local workforce says apprenticeships are critical to decreasing youth unemployment, and highlighted General Assembly legislation designed to establish a youth training program. A report released by the Abell Foundation, formed in 1953 by officials of the...

  • Orioles opener set, so are roadway modifications

    Orioles opener set, so are roadway modifications

    State and local transportation officials said that modifications will be in effect on local roads and rails during the Orioles regular season home opener on Friday afternoon. The Baltimore City Department of Transportation said those driving to the game should use parking facilities north of Oriole...

  • Student coalition seeks to get 'Byrd' off University of Maryland's stadium

    Student coalition seeks to get 'Byrd' off University of Maryland's stadium

    A group of University of Maryland, College Park students has launched a campaign to change the name of the school's football stadium, arguing it is named after a man with racist and segregationist beliefs. Byrd Stadium's namesake is former university President H.C. "Curley" Byrd. He served as the...

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