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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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Mili ShahSciences faculty win $565,000 NSF grant to develop scholarship program for low-income students
A group of sciences faculty at Loyola University Maryland has been awarded a $565,495 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a scholarship and mentoring program to recruit academically talented low-income students pursuing a degree in the sciences.

Sheila BairPresident excited to get to work
Washington College's incoming president posted a video online this week in which she speaks about how excited she is to start her new job and how impressed she is with the institution and everyone associated with it. Sheila Bair takes over Aug. 1 as the official replacement for Mitchell Reiss, who vacated the president's office about a year ago.

JHU professorHopkins professor’s R&D buoys startup
Sharon Gerecht, an engineering professor at Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering, has spent years researching tissue repair and regeneration. Repairing tissue and skin usually requires live cells — a treatment that can be costly — but Gerecht’s work has focused on how to make that happen with synthetic materials.

BaltimoreAfter the riots, Baltimore’s best shot at redemption may be its arts community
On the April day when Freddie Gray died from injuries he suffered in police custody and a week before rioters took to the streets in protest, Karen Brooks Hopkins, president of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, gave a PowerPoint presentation to a small group of Baltimoreans about the future of their city.

campusCollege is not a commodity. Stop treating it like one.
Pick up any paper or magazine, and you’re likely to see a front-page article on college: It costs too much, spawns too much debt, is or isn’t worth it. I entered academia 52 years ago as a student of Latin and Greek expecting to enter a placid sector of American life, and now find my chosen profession at the center of a media maelstrom.

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