Dr. Catherine G. Gira, whose career took her from a high school English teacher in Cationsville to president of Frostburg State University, died March 26 at Friends House in Sandy Spring. The longtime Columbia resident was 86.
Carroll County Sheriff Jim DeWees congratulated 17 officers graduating from the CCSO Training Academy's first class Friday. They will now be headed off to their respective departments: the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and Hampstead, Ocean City, and Frostburg State University police departments.
The U.S. Department of Education found Frostburg State University violated civil rights protections following reports one student was sexually assaulted in the back of a safety vehicle by a campus police officer, officials said Friday.
Students in the first class of SquashWise graduated this month, after spending their middle- and high-school careers in the intensive mentoring and tutoring program that has also afforded them athletic and social opportunities through access to the historically elite and exclusive sport.
As Mt. Hebron High School celebrates its 50th anniversary, seniors credit their teachers ¿ many of whom are Hebron alumni ¿ for creating the school culture that entices graduates to come back and volunteer or teach.
Building a guitar by hand is a painstaking business. But for MacCubbin, a 63-year-old former software programmer who has been building guitars full-time since 2007, "it's extremely rewarding, especially when I find guitar players who appreciate my work."
Towson University is at a crossroads as it drafts a new, five-year campus master plan.The university of 22,285 students is designated by the Maryland Board of Regents as a growth institution. But Towson University has little room to grow and, at the regents' suggestion, plans to cap enrollment at 25,000 by the year 2024, meaning it would enroll fewer than 3,000 students over the next nine years.
Some of the nation's top university officials, including the chancellor of the University System of Maryland, are calling on Congress to roll back what they see as a byzantine and ever-expanding system of federal regulations that is costing schools millions of dollars each year.
The burden of student debt is a national problem, and it requires a national commitment as well. Students and their families must be able to count on Congress to keep interest rates low, to resist the allure of making money off student loan programs, and to offer opportunities like income-based repayment and public service loan forgiveness programs.