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

  • Utility problem on MD 176 in Severn

    Utility problem on MD 176 in Severn

    A utility problem on MD 176 East in Severn at Hawkins Drive has closed the eastbound right traffic lane and eastbound shoulder at 8:52 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. The center turn lanes are bi-directional due to the incident, DOT said. Emergency roadwork on...

  • Police called to break up fights at Morgan State after party

    Police called to break up fights at Morgan State after party

    A couple of on-campus skirmishes that occurred after a party at Morgan State University early Saturday morning were broken up by campus and Baltimore City police, but no arrests were made, Morgan State officials said. University spokesman Clinton Coleman said on Saturday the party sponsored by...

  • Group offers support for children of parents with MS

    Group offers support for children of parents with MS

    The children slipped on gloves before attempting to awkwardly button up oversized shirts with long sleeves — an exercise designed to simulate what it's like to get dressed when you have multiple sclerosis, a disease that attacks and disables the central nervous system. The activity was part of...

  • Flooding possible as rain tapers off

    Flooding possible as rain tapers off

    Nearly an inch of rain fell across the Baltimore region Saturday, potentially flooding some streams and creeks, and gloomy conditions were expected to continue into the evening. Through 6 p.m., three-quarters of an inch of rain had fallen at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport...

  • Pedestrian killed by train near Halethorpe station

    Pedestrian killed by train near Halethorpe station

    A pedestrian was struck and killed by a MARC train Saturday while standing on the tracks near Halethorpe Station, the Maryland Transportation Administration said. MTA said that the incident occurred shortly before noon and involved MARC train 481, which was carrying about 300 passengers when the...

  • Police called to break up fight after party at Morgan State

    A couple of on-campus skirmishes occurred after party at Morgan State University early Saturday morning that was broken up by campus and Baltimore City police, but no arrests were made, Morgan State officials said. Spokesman Clinton Coleman said on Saturday the party sponsored by the student government...

  • Former Towson president still inspiring, serving campus despite terminal cancer

    Former Towson president still inspiring, serving campus despite terminal cancer

    Maravene Loeschke's bucket list is much the same at the twilight of life as it has been all her life. Doctors have given the former Towson University president a harrowing prognosis: The 68-year-old could live another two weeks to two years. The adrenal cancer that prompted her to step down in...

  • UM College Park investigating email containing racial, ethnic slurs

    The University of Maryland College Park is investigating an email posted online 15 months ago, allegedly from a student connected to the Kappa Sigma fraternity, that contains racial and ethnic slurs and references to non-consensual sex, school officials said. College Park President Wallace Loh issued...

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