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MICUA LogoMICUA Presidents Reject American Studies Association Boycott

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Kevin ManningLessons learned from an unplanned lockdown, by Kevin J. Manning
The afternoon of Monday, March 31st was a typical day at Stevenson University until 2:24 p.m., when cell phones across campus suddenly displayed a text alert that we have never had to send before: "Active shooter on the Owings Mills campus." The same warning popped up on office PCs and classroom computer projectors.

McCormick headshotSenior cadet honored with Legion of Valor award
McDaniel senior Jasmine McCormick is one of only seven cadets nationwide to earn the prestigious Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement, presented at the April 8 President’s Review. McCormick, representing the 4th Brigade, was selected for the award from all the Army ROTC programs in six states.

JHU Pop IconPop Icon Joins Johns Hopkins
The Johns Hopkins University wants the world to see more than its science. That’s one reason it hired Thomas Dolby, a digital-audio entrepreneur and the pop icon behind the 1980s hit "She Blinded Me With Science." Mr. Dolby, the university’s first professor of the arts, will be involved in the creation of a center to foster filmmaking and the arts. 

Jose BowenJob for an Improviser: Leading a Small Liberal-Arts College
"Being a musician is great training for being an administrator, especially a jazz musician," says José Antonio Bowen. Mr. Bowen, a jazz pianist, arts dean, and author of a book advocating less use of technology in the classroom, has been named the next president of Goucher College.

MHEC LogoMcDaniel Alumna Named Director of State Higher Education Commission
McDaniel alumna Catherine McCullough Shultz '71 has been appointed acting secretary of the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), Maryland's higher education coordinating board responsible for establishing statewide policies for Maryland's public and private colleges and universities and for-profit career schools.

Capitol CollegeCapitol College, LifeJourney Help Students "Test Drive" Tech Careers
Students at a Maryland high school who have been exploring technology careers will have the opportunity Thursday (April 3rd) to interact with a leading expert on computer malware. Sergey Golovanov, who heads a research group at the internationally-known computer security company Kaspersky Lab, will hold a live Skype meeting with a group of students.