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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

  • Local group designs, fits bikes for those with special needs

    Local group designs, fits bikes for those with special needs

    Veronica Perry initially had a bit of difficulty climbing onto the bicycle that had been designed just for her. But as technicians at a bike clinic for people with disabilities put finishing touches on her three-wheeler, Veronica stayed put, eager for her first spin. The 21-year-old city resident...

  • Two shot in Northwest Baltimore Friday night

    Two shot in Northwest Baltimore Friday night

    Two men were shot in Northwest Baltimore on Friday night, according to city police. Officers called to the intersection of Cold Spring Lane and Reisterstown road for the report of a shooting at 10:52 p.m. discovered a 19-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his side, authorities said. The man was...

  • Medical students celebrate their next steps at annual 'Match Day'

    Medical students celebrate their next steps at annual 'Match Day'

    University of Maryland School of Medicine senior Caitlin Carnell opened a white envelope at the Hippodrome Theatre on Friday and saw light at the end of a tunnel: the long-distance phase of her young marriage was coming to an end. Carnell, 26, walked to the stage to the tune of Michael Bublé's "The...

  • Traffic: Motorists warned to use caution during wintry mix

    Traffic: Motorists warned to use caution during wintry mix

    With the first day of spring ushering in a wintry mix of rain and snow, state and local transportation departments warm motorists to keep speeds down and allow for extra braking distance during Friday morning's commute. The Baltimore City Department of Transportation at 5 a.m. said a full deployment...

  • Before spring, snow threatens Baltimore once more

    Before spring, snow threatens Baltimore once more

    The final hours of winter are forecast to bring the same wintry weather that has marked the season this year. The National Weather Service on Thursday issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the greater Baltimore area, with a mix of snow and rain that will begin before dawn. Snow is expected to taper...

  • Collision cleared from I-895 South in Baltimore City

    Collision cleared from I-895 South in Baltimore City

    All lanes are open on Interstate 895 South in Baltimore City on Thursday morning with the clearing of a two-vehicle collision at the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel, according to the state Department of Transportation. Emergency roadwork on MD 140 East in Pikesville at Village Road has closed the right...

  • Abell Foundation says community colleges must focus training on Baltimore's emerging jobs

    Abell Foundation says community colleges must focus training on Baltimore's emerging jobs

    Workforce analysts say more good-paying jobs are coming to the Baltimore region in health care, information technology, transportation and bioscience. Yet area community colleges are not doing enough to Baltimore residents for those jobs, according to a new report released Thursday by the Abell...

  • Emergency roadwork on MD 26 West in Lochearn

    Emergency roadwork on MD 26 West in Lochearn

    Emergency roadwork on MD 26 West in Lochearn at Essex Road has closed the right traffic lane and right shoulder to westbound traffic at 8:59 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. Emergency roadwork on MD 214 East in Edgewater between MD 2 and Stepneys Lane has closed...

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