The Maryland House of Delegates has approved a bill revamping the practices of the University System of Maryland’s Board of Regents. The legislation was prompted by the 2018 death of Terrapins football player Jordan McNair, who collapsed during practice.
The University of Maryland has struggled to reverse recent declines in fan interest in the football program, which underwent a turbulent 2018 season after the heatstroke death of 19-year-old player Jordan McNair, a new document shows.
University of Maryland President Wallace Loh will remain at the helm of the state flagship through June 2020, a reversal that comes three months after he announced plans to retire at the end of this school year.
The University System of Maryland Board of Regents will discuss its search for a new president at the University of Maryland, College Park during a special meeting on Wednesday, the system announced Tuesday.
Three months after University of Maryland President Wallace Loh announced his pending retirement in the wake of the death of football player Jordan McNair, and less than six months before his departure, the University System of Maryland has not formed a search committee to find his replacement.
Members of the state’s congressional delegation have expressed concerns to top officials of the University System of Maryland about how it handled the University of Maryland, College Park, football program after the heatstroke death of a Terrapins player.
Former University of Maryland football coach DJ Durkin told a task force that president Wallace Loh resisted his call to make players widely available for interviews by a consultant examining the heatstroke death of teammate Jordan McNair, according to multiple sources.
The day after it was announced that University of Maryland President Wallace Loh would retire in the wake of a football scandal — but that the football coach would remain in College Park — state lawmakers called for a hearing to investigate the matter.
University of Maryland President Wallace Loh’s decision to take “legal and moral responsibility” for mistakes made in treating 19-year-old football player Jordan McNair went against advice from the attorney general’s office, according to a source with knowledge of the proceedings.
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, one of the university’s leading boosters, said Wednesday that “there’s fault everywhere around” for the the developments that lead to the ouster of UM football coach DJ Durkin and the resignation of the chairman of the regents.
Jordan McNair and his family deserve justice and accountability from University of Maryland leadership. So do Lt. Richard Collins III and his family. So do all UMD students, staff and alumni. Yet President Wallace Loh and his administrators have consistently provided neither.
Brendan Iribe, the virtual reality pioneer whose name will grace a new $152 million computer science building opening at the University of Maryland College Park next year, has written Gov. Larry Hogan to express his dismay over the Board of Regents and support for UMD President Loh.
During the course of an hour-long interview at the state university system’s Baltimore headquarters, football coach DJ Durkin gave a speech that dramatically changed the course of events and convinced board members he should stay, according to several sources.
After a campus protest broke down in disarray over football, the University of Maryland student groups signed a joint statement calling for a roll in the selection of next president and that Board of Regents be elected.
A student protest at the University of Maryland Thursday quickly dissolved from a united front against the institution's handling of football player Jordan McNair’s death into a heated quarrel over whether to boycott football games.
In the aftermath of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents' response to the death of a Terrapins football player, the consequences for the College Park campus are multiplying. Faculty, students and alumni are raising concerns about accreditation, academic freedom and fundraising.
Karen Levenson, a major donor to the school of public policy at the University of Maryland, College Park, has halted future gifts over how the University System of Maryland Board of Regents have handled the aftermath of Terrapins football player Jordan McNair's death.
University of Maryland President Wallace Loh has taken the initiative to fire football coach DJ Durkin and is reportedly reconsidering his decision to retire. We join former Chancellor William “Brit” Kirwan, the provost and deans of UM, and scores of other Terps in urging him to stay on.
The University of Maryland student government association followed jubilation over the firing of head football coach DJ Durkin with further calls Thursday for the resignation of the Board of Regents chair James T. Brady.
University of Maryland football coach DJ Durkin, who had been suspended since August, has been fired in the wake of the heatstroke death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair and two reports commissioned by the board of regents.
James Brady, whom Gov. Larry Hogan appointed to head the University System of Maryland’s Board of Regents, threw a wrench into the final week of the gubernatorial campaign. He announced a decision to keep the University of Maryland's football coach and athletic director, despite a player's death.