I fear that these decisions will leave McDaniel forgotten as yet another institution that abandoned its soul in an attempt to join a bandwagon trend. I fear that McDaniel has willingly let itself become absorbed into the devaluation of humanities.
McDaniel College seniors Renie Tsomos, of Forest Hill, and Marissa Funke, of New York, recently won the audience choice award and $2,000 prize at the Westminster college's Innovation Challenge to develop their app Money Mind, aimed at helping young adults navigate the world of finance.
On Sunday, April 28, the McDaniel College Choir — led by Margaret Boudreaux, director of choral activities at the college and department chair — presents the concert, Of Wisdom and Folly, at 7 p.m. in Baker Memorial Chapel on the campus at 2 College Hill in Westminster.
Cheeny Celebrado-Royer a graduate of McDaniel and MICA, was named a 2019 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize finalist. Her work will be displayed alongside her fellow finalists at the Walters Art Museum.
Cornel West, Harvard professor, recording artist and actor in "The Matrix" movie trilogy, is coming to Westminster Friday to deliver the biannual Ira G. Zepp, Jr., Memorial Lecture at McDaniel College.
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.
I do not understand why the German major and minor and all German courses are being totally eliminated when the college is keeping the minors in all the other affected programs (with the exception of Music).
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.
The tour took place from Jan. 4-7 and took us first to Atlanta to The King Center, the Kings’ crypt; King’s birth home; and the Historical Ebenezer Baptist Church. Next we traveled to Philadelphia, Mississippi and visited where three Civil Rights workers were killed were in 1964.
The Holiday Light Show began on Nov. 22 and is open to enjoy on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. through Sunday, Dec. 30. It is free and open to the public from 5 to 9:30 p.m.
On Sunday — Veterans Day, appropriately enough — McDaniel College announced a new Military Legacy Scholarship worth up to $100,000 over four years for all military veterans, active-duty military personnel and their children. This is a win for the college and a win for the students who qualify.