Despite the significance of public policy in our lives, university-based schools of public policy have recently come under criticism for allegedly being irrelevant to what really matters in government. The critiques are, in my view, flawed in many ways, but they rightly point out a need to provide future public servants with the tools that they require to research, craft, execute and evaluate policies that affect our everyday lives. After all, schools that provide this training help make our
Elizabeth C. Bellavance, educator, social activist and patron of the academic and arts communities, died July 24 of cancer at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond, Va. She was 77.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Three incumbent Republicans running for the three seats in the House of Delegates in District 7, which encompasses western Harford County and eastern Baltimore County, are being challenged in their party primary by two other candidates, one with Harford County ties who has been campaigning across the district for months and ruffling the incumbents' feathers in the process.
More African-American students in Maryland successfully passed a rigorous Advanced Placement exam in 2012 than ever before, as the state continues to lead the nation in the percentage of students deemed college- and career-ready, according to data released by the national College Board on Wednesday.
A broad coalition of donors — including casino giant MGM, Delta Airlines, a Washington nightclub and thousands of individuals across the country — together gave nearly $6 million to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland, providing a financial advantage that supporters say was critical to the campaign's success.
For the first time in its history, Cecil County will have a county executive and, based on early unofficial election returns from Tuesday night, Republican Tari Moore will be the first to hold that office.
The Dreamers — students brought to the United States illegally as children, who now want to pursue higher education here — gathered at a Mexican restaurant in Fells Point Tuesday evening and ended up celebrating approval of the Maryland Dream Act