Monday marks the end of a six-month enrollment push for Maryland's troubled health exchange, and despite a surge in the past week it is unclear whether the state can meet its goals and overcome technical problems that have persisted since the Oct. 1 debut.
Those looking for another option to the pizza and Chinese food offerings in the area can try the eclectic flavors of Hawaiian cuisine at a colorful new restaurant on Sulphur Spring Road. Robert Alcain opened Taste of Aloha, his first restaurant, on Oct. 15.
Thirty years ago, U.S. colleges and universities awarded 37 percent of computer science bachelor's degrees to women. Today, when that number should be approaching 50 percent, it has actually been cut in half. Women in the United States now receive just 18 percent of computer science bachelor's degrees, and less than a quarter of professionals in computing are women.
Announcing their first-ever joint agenda, the Democratic leaders of the General Assembly said Friday they will work together to pass legislation aimed at improving Maryland's business climate and boosting the state's economy.
For years, scientists have suspected that the warm waters of the western Pacific Ocean play a key role in shaping the Earth's climate. But it's been difficult to pin down just how significant, because of the region's remoteness, and satellite data have provided only a partial picture.
University research has led to countless innovations that improve our health, protect the environment, strengthen our security and power our economy. Yet, federal support for such research has diminished, likewise diminishing the breakthroughs that research can produce.
The din coming from the high-tech Fab Lab in the HTEC building on the Catonsville campus of the Community College of Baltimore County was nearly deafening last week. Under the watchful eyes of Jason Hughes protected by safety glasses, a silvery geometric pattern slowly emerged on a shiny black sheet of zinc.
As the only educational institution in Maryland that is a member of ASA, UMBC should take firm action against the ASA boycott of Israel by immediately withdrawing its ASA membership. In so doing, UMBC will be acting in accordance with its mission statement, which proudly proclaims UMBC's commitment to social responsibility.
The year just ended brought a number of significant milestones, most of them good, to the area covered by The Record, including a couple of noteworthy sports accomplishments, completion of a major highway project, the end of a couple of eras in our history, the celebration of another and possibly the beginning of another of historical proportions.
With all the discussion of surveillance, meta-data and phone taps over the past few weeks, I can't help thinking of my own experience as a surveillee back in the 1970s when cruder methods were used. All of the reassurances that everything will be fine just doesn't work for me.