The Johns Hopkins University wants its own police department to address rising concerns about crime around its campuses. It would become the first private school in the state to have such a force and the idea is meeting with opposition.
For years now, we’ve heard much about the “two Baltimores,” with the dividing line between them typically identified as race or income. But there is another schism in the city that separates a privileged class from the rest of us: property taxes, and who doesn't have to pay them.
Then the men’s basketball team at University of Maryland, Baltimore County stunned top-ranked Virginia and overnight this suburban research campus – a place where “brainiac” is a term of endearment – vaulted in the annals of college sports.
Last month Montgomery College in Md. accidentally sent a text message warning of an active shooter to 9,000 cellphones. It was a false alarm, the latest example of human error triggering one of the most terrifying notifications a campus community could receive. Such mistakes put people in danger.
Today, we stand at the brink of a new era in medicine. With the help of a growing array of sophisticated technological and genetic tools, we are creating new approaches that have the potential to eradicate devastating diseases. But they need significant investment to be realized.
Whether you can afford a home depends — a lot — on the city you want to call home. A modest income can go a long way in Cumberland, Maryland, the metropolitan area with the nation's most affordable houses.
There are sincere proponents of redistricting reform in the Maryland state legislature, but as is typically the case it is hard to light a fire under an idea that will give some political ground to the minority party — even if it's what the people want.
One important contribution of the African-American community to our nation’s history and future prosperity are Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The founders of these institutions recognized, as Frederick Douglass once said, that education “means emancipation.”
Johns Hopkins University joined a growing number of among universities and colleges around the country in publicly assuring high school students that their admissions chances won’t be hurt if they protest gun violence.
For 10 years, I had the privilege of working with undergraduate students at the University of Maryland, focusing on anti-bias education. Some of the themes that emerged from my class discussions might offer useful perspectives for administrators to consider given race-related challenges on campus.
Even though it is a product of Hollywood and not a black liberation manifesto, "Black Panther" is a revelation, a catharsis, an occasion for celebrating blackness and Africanness and, yes, fierce womanhood.
Otto Begus, a retired professor and former philosophy and religious studies chair at Morgan State University who believed in a liberal arts education, died of complications of dementia and heart failure Feb. 10 at his Tuscany-Canterbury home. The former Waverly resident was 85.
Under Anne Arundel County native and former Johns Hopkins aide Brian Holman, Utah will begin play in NCAA Division I men's lacrosse next season, part of the sport’s national effort to expand coast to coast.
To support a state education system committed to equity and among the best in quality, the Maryland Kirwan Commission has reached a strong consensus on five broad areas of policy recommendations in a preliminary report being released Thursday.
The president’s recent call for more “vocational schools,” while misguided, does highlight two important issues in higher education: the increased need for both middle skills training and for more awareness of the expansive workforce development role that community colleges play.
In a letter to Del. Cheryl Glenn, chair of the of the state’s legislative black caucus, the governor’s chief legal counsel Robert Scholz said Hogan is willing to discuss using $100 million to supplement the state’s support for HBCUs over a ten-year period.
William A. Anderson, a retired compliance officer for the state Department of Education and talented musician who had backed up such legends as James Brown, Fats Domino, Little Richard, died Jan. 31 from complications of a stroke at his Randallstown home. He was 79.
David Eisenhauer of Columbia, pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder, abduction and concealing a dead body just before jury selection began Monday in the stabbing death of Nicole Lovell of Blacksburg, Va.