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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.


BaltimoreJohns Hopkins President Daniels pledges to hire local workers for new building project
Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels on Friday touted the newest addition to the Science + Technology Park in East Baltimore as a testament to the institution’s dedication to creating jobs and hiring locally. The 165,000-square-foot building will be a hub for Hopkins’ commercialization activities and, hopefully, a jobs generator.

Sophie Kerr WinnerCalvert Hall grad wins $62,000 Washington College literary prize
Alexander R. Vidiani, a Calvert Hall graduate from Hunt Valley, won the largest student literary prize in the nation Friday. A panel of professors selected the 22-year-old Washington College senior as the winner of the school's Sophie Kerr Prize, which this year is worth $62,900. "I'm very lightheaded," Vidiani said after receiving word of the honor.

LinnaneBrookings ranks Loyola in top 2% for value added to economic success of graduates
Loyola University Maryland is ranked in the top 2 percent of more than 2,400 four-year U.S. colleges and universities for economic value added to the mid-career salary of its alumni, according to a new report from the Brookings Institution.

York RoadCollaboration focuses on neighborhoods and businesses along York Road
Cabe Avenue was once having a rough time with its neglected housing, but there is hope in the air this spring. Some 26 vacant properties along the street are being substantially renovated, thanks to the Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake. Its volunteers and the families coming to the homes are making a substantial difference.

Sheila BlairFormer FDIC Chair Sheila Bair Named 28th President of Washington College
Sheila C. Bair, the former chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and a renowned advocate for financial reform, has been named the 28th president of Washington College, the historic liberal arts college on the Eastern Shore. “I am incredibly pleased to be joining Washington College, a school the father of our country helped found over two centuries ago."