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After Jordan McNair's death, Maryland lawmakers seek revamp of university system's Board of Regents

After Jordan McNair's death, Maryland lawmakers seek revamp of university system's Board of Regents

Arguing state higher education officials placed athletics over academics last year following the death of football player Jordan McNair, some lawmakers in Annapolis are now pushing legislation to revamp the university system’s Board of Regents.

Legislation sponsored by state Del. Ben Barnes of Prince George’s County and Sen. Sarah Elfreth of Anne Arundel County would require the Board of Regents to livestream its meetings on the internet; accept comments from the public; record all motions and vote tallies; and conduct any votes related to employment or termination of university presidents or the chancellor in open session.

The legislation also would add four new members to...

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