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Joe Burris

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.
UMBC initiative recruits inmates to spruce up vacant lots in West Baltimore

Kenneth Favors could be getting out of prison within a few years, but he's already helping to beautify the grounds outside.

Empowerment Temple flock pitching in for Freddie Gray's funeral

Empowerment Temple Church of Baltimore raised the funds on Sunday morning to pay for the funeral of Freddie Gray, whose death in police custody has sparked local protests and national outcry.

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