MICUA’s 16 private, nonprofit colleges and universities serve 64,000 students annually and award 28% of all degrees conferred by a Maryland four-year institution.


Group PhotoFormer I-Fund Board Chairs Honored by Presidents of Maryland’s Independent Colleges
At noon today, the presidents of Maryland’s independent colleges and universities presented Harry O’Mealia and Dave Quaranta—former Chairs of the Independent College Fund of Maryland (I-Fund)—with honorary plaques in recognition of their outstanding leadership. 

1812 Ashland AveConstruction to start on $59M EBDI lab that will be a hub for Johns Hopkins research
Forest City Enterprises Inc. is preparing to start construction on a 170,000-square-foot building at 1812 Ashland Ave. that will become a hub for Johns Hopkins University's effort to commercialize its research. Construction work is scheduled to start in November and the project should be completed by July 2016.

Roger CaseyMcDaniel president named to independent college steering committee
McDaniel College President Roger N. Casey will begin working on a steering committee with independent college and university presidents selected by the Council of Independent Colleges this week to assess the future of independent colleges. Casey will work on revamping the business models of independent colleges and cater to evolutions in education.

Jose BowenGoucher to allow students to apply by submitting a video
If your grades and SAT scores are less than stellar, you still have a shot at getting into Goucher College with a two-minute video. Starting with applicants for next year's class, Goucher announced Thursday that it will give students the option of submitting a video they record in lieu of transcripts or college admission exams.

LoyolaMicroloan programs arrive at UMBC, Loyola
The University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the business school at Loyola University Maryland have each received a $25,000 grant to launch microloan programs affiliated with Kiva, a nonprofit that provides loans around the world.