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MICUA’s 16 private, nonprofit colleges and universities serve 63,000 students annually and award 27% of all degrees conferred by a Maryland four-year institution.

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Matt PowerMatthew Power Named Vice President of Government Affairs for MICUA
The Maryland Independent College and University Association has named Matthew Power, a seasoned public policy expert, as Vice President of Government Affairs. On January 12, 2015, Power will become MICUA’s second-ranking administrator, responsible for leadership and support of independent higher education.

Aris MelissaratosAris Melissaratos mulls making his economic development forum an annual event
Aris Melissaratos is batting around the idea of making Stevenson University's Maryland Rising economic development forum an annual event. Can you blame him? The first conference, held Monday, drew big-name speakers and generated a buzz other economic development confabs probably envy.

Simon NewmanMount St. Mary's Appoints New President
Simon Newman, Chief Executive Officer of Cornerstone Management Group — a private equity, merger and acquisition, and strategic consulting firm based in Los Angeles, California, has been appointed the 25th President of Mount St. Mary’s University. Mr. Newman succeeds Thomas H. Powell, Ed.D., President of the University since 2003.

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Mileah Kromer: Polling for Parks (and Other Public Goods)
I was certain of only a few things when I took the position at the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center at Goucher College as the founding director of the Goucher Poll. First, I wanted the Goucher Poll to provide a voice for residents to help facilitate the linkage between public opinion and governance.

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Western High School's RoboDoves crushes the competition, stereotypes
Indya Dodson is living a life far different from what she imagined. Growing up, Dodson had designs to become an actress. But now the 18-year-old sophomore at Capitol Technology University in Laurel is studying software engineering and Web development.

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