UMBC President Freeman A. Hrabowski III, whose trailblazing work in educating minority students in the sciences has catapulted the university onto the national stage, has been named one of the world's most influential people by Time magazine.
Village Learning Place, a community-run library and social center in Charles Village, teams with Hopkins Press to release an art and literary journal, The Village Review, which was produced by middle schoolers in VLP's afterschool LINK program ( Let's Invest in Neighborhood Kids). media.
After two years, the federal program providing billions of dollars to help states and districts close or remake some of their worst-performing schools remains an ambitious work in progress, with roughly 1,200 turnaround efforts under way but still no verdict on its effectiveness.
Stanley Harrison, a communications and writing teacher who edited a scholarly journal about H.L. Mencken, died of cardiac arrest after a stroke April 5 at the home of a friend in Miami Beach, Fla. He was 81 and lived in Florida and Woodbine.
Using off-the-shelf electronics, Thomas Smith, a 2011 Hopkins graduate, built Gado, a swiveling, motorized robot arm with a nozzle that uses vacuum suction to "grab" photos and place them on a scanner. It can take digital snapshots of the front and back of a new photo every 42 seconds — and these images are steadily being made available online with the Afro's digital article archive.
Craig Burke, publisher of Washington Jewish Week, said he helped rally the investors years ago who bought that paper, and more recently proposed that they consider bidding for the owner of the Baltimore Jewish Times. Now that they are poised to take over the company, he said he's eager to step into the Park Avenue offices and begin learning the business.
Staff members of the company that publishes the Baltimore Jewish Times met with a man likely to be one of their new bosses around lunchtime Monday, getting reassurance that nothing will change in the 93-year-old weekly's commitment to reporting on Baltimore. Louis Mayberg, whose company also publishes Washington Jewish Week, had the top offer of $1.26 million in three-way bidding at a bankruptcy auction.
Baltimore Inspector General has released his final report on last year's gambling raid at a Department of Transportation yard. Nearly a dozen workers were arrested, but prosecutors got just one conviction, prompting critics to say the operation was overblown.
A lowly piece of paper can be transformed into ever so much more than that, as the young artists demonstrate in "Papercraft: Design and Art with Paper," an exhibit at the Howard County Arts Council featuring Howard County Public School students in all grades.
What's going on within a five-acre area of production offices and massive warehouses turned soundstages in Joppa is a new game altogether. The makers of the $100 million Netflix political thriller "House of Cards" are virtually building their own Washington.
The Baltimore Sun's publisher is among several parties considering bids on the publisher of the Baltimore Jewish Times and Style Magazine, said the general manager of the company now up for sale under a bankruptcy trustee.
Alice C. Steinbach, an award-winning Baltimore Sun feature writer and columnist who won the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for her account of a 10-year-old boy, died Tuesday evening of cancer at her Roland Park Place home. She was 78.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Meghan Cain, a sophomore at Notre Dame Prep in Towson, is the winner of Sheppard Pratt's statewide "Love Your Tree" poster competition — and her work will be printed on all of The Center for Eating Disorders' marketing materials this year — she used words cut out from Seventeen magazine as the foundation of her poster.