The University of Maryland Medical System labeled its most recent $100,000 purchase of books from Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh as a "grant" to the city public school system, a mischaracterization that tax experts say is a violation of federal reporting rules for tax-exempt hospitals.
Robert Mitchell Perkins Jr., a retired Community College of Baltimore County communication arts department chair, died of kidney failure Feb. 28 at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 72 and lived in Glen Arm.
A Maryland Senate panel wants to cut $1 million from the state university system’s top office in the contentious aftermath of a football player’s death and a separate case involving the system’s chancellor.
A review by The Baltimore Sun has found nine members of the University of Maryland Medical System’s Board of Directors — including Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh — have side deals with the hospital network that are each worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The Maryland Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill that would allow Johns Hopkins University to create a private, armed police force. Opponents, who object to "privatizing policing," spent more than an hour trying in vain to modify the measure.
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The Baltimore members of the Maryland House of Delegates have voted in favor of a bill that would permit Johns Hopkins University to have an armed police force. The delegation voted after U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings told the panel he was "begging" them to do something about city violence.
A majority of Baltimore's state senators have voted to endorse legislation to create an armed Johns Hopkins police force — clearing a major hurdle to the bill’s passage. By a vote of 3-2, delegation backed legislation authorizing the force. The amended bill would impose limits on patrol areas.
Concerns about student involvement and the future of liberal arts at McDaniel College — following the decisions to sunset several majors and minors — were topics during an open town hall Wednesday night.
Nine months after University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair died of heatstroke following a summer practice, the state flagship university has implemented most of the changes recommended by a sports medicine consultant brought in to assess the response to his death.
Police gave an all-clear and students returned to classes after a Northwest Baltimore school building was evacuated due to a bomb threat, a city schools spokeswoman said. Police searched the building at 2801 N. Dukeland St. and declared it safe. They continue to investigate the threat.
While most of the conversations surrounding education in Annapolis have been about the Kirwan Commission and their high-priced, pie-in-the-sky recommendations, Del. Rose’s education bills would improve the lives of students and bring Maryland’s public education into the 21st century.
Amid settlement talks between Gov. Larry Hogan and advocates for Maryland’s four historically black institutions, the House of Delegates is scheduled to hold a hearing Friday on legislation that would force the governor to appropriate more than $16 million in the state budget for each university,
Businesses are constantly being forced to evolve in order to keep with the times and demands of the customer. So too do institutes of higher learning, as is the case with McDaniel College in Westminster. These decisions are not often popular, even if they make financial sense long-term.
Some McDaniel College students, faculty and alumni have criticized the decision to eliminate some programs and how it was made as being indicative of an attack on humanist education and excluding them from having real say in the process.
For the second time in less than three years, Baltimore County officials say they will review the way police conduct sexual assault investigations following continued complaints about how authorities handle the cases.
A day after 12 people were shot in Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University President Ronald Daniels told lawmakers in Annapolis that the city’s “unrelenting” violence shows the need for his institution to create its own police force. Opponents argue armed officers would do more harm than good.
Kurt Schmoke: If we’re serious about improving our city’s public safety, we should allow Johns Hopkins to establish a police department while also directing additional funds to community development and youth engagement programs in the city.
Maryland Institute College of Art President Samuel Hoi apologized publicly Thursday for the school’s history of racist admission policies, a move prompted by a student’s recent exhibit on the often hidden experience of black artists at the college.
Senate President Mike Miller has ideas for settling a long-running lawsuit over how Maryland treats its historically black colleges and universities. For instance, Miller wants to state money to open a law school at Bowie State University and funding for Morgan State University to buy land.
In a bid to ensure everyone at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County has “access to safe restroom facilities,” university officials are developing guidelines and implementation plans for the addition of multiple all-gender restrooms across the campus, according to a campus email.
Dr. Letitia Dzirasa, a Johns Hopkins-trained Baltimore pediatrician with experience in high-tech information systems and community-based health care, will replace Dr. Leana Wen as the city’s next health commissioner on March 11.
Kenneth Lee Smith, a retired Baltimore City schools track and field coach and teacher who officiated at running events, died of heart disease Feb. 11 at Meadow Park Rehabilitation in Randallstown. The Gwynn Oak resident was 68.
The Historical Society of Mount Airy has announced its inductees into the Mount Airy Hall of Fame to make up the Class of 2019: Arnold William. “Bill” Butts, Wayne Donald Esworthy, Mary Elizabeth Hushour, Francesco “Frank” Illiano and Dr. Bruce John Walz.