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Investor Bill Miller promises $75 million to Johns Hopkins University philosophy department

For legendarily successful stockpicker William H. “Bill” Miller III, the question was not so much philosophical as practical.

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Delaplaine Foundation, Inc. awards grants to Hood

Delaplaine Foundation, Inc. has awarded Hood College grants for a Summer Reading Clinic and the second phase in constructing the Delaplaine Foundation, Inc. Multimedia Center.

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Stevenson University Announces the Appointment of Tiffany Sanchez as Vice President for Student Affairs

Stevenson University announces the appointment of Tiffany Sanchez as Vice President for Student Affairs. Sanchez has most recently served as Interim Dean of Student Life at Johns Hopkins University. She starts on February 15, 2018.

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Baltimore artist, and MICA alumna, Amy Sherald's Michelle Obama portrait to be unveiled next month

Baltimore artist Amy Sherald’s portrait of former first lady Michelle Obama will have its official unveiling Feb. 12 at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington.

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Maryland colleges join effort to collect data on biomedical students' career outcomes

With so few biomedical graduate students going on to find jobs in academia after earning their degrees, two Maryland universities are joining a coalition of research institutions to track their career outcomes and inform prospective students.

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Loyola students use microfinance to help local entrepreneurs with support from OneMain Financial

Loyola University Maryland undergraduate students in the Sellinger School of Business and the College of Arts & Sciences have been working on a microfinance program, the York Road Microfinance Initiative, which provides business consulting services and encourages microfinancing options in the local community.

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One of Largest Historical Collections in Maryland to Be Better Preserved Through Grant from National Endowment for the Humanities

The Hugh J. Phillips Library at Mount St. Mary’s University, which houses collections with medieval and early modern manuscripts dating from 1320 to 1700 as well as records on early Maryland history and Catholicism in America, has been awarded a Preservation Assistance for Smaller Institutions grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support a comprehensive preservation assessment.

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Colleges Offer Campus Programs For Low-Income Students

As a first-generation student with two immigrant parents who work as nail technicians, Karen Zheng based her college decision on which school offered the most support financially and academically.

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McDaniel again designated Military Friendly School

McDaniel College has been designated a Military Friendly School for the ninth consecutive year.

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Johns Hopkins astrophysicist and his team win Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

Johns Hopkins University astrophysicist Charles L. Bennett was awarded the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics on Sunday for his research on the universe’s origin and expansion.

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Notre Dame, UB Law sign matriculation agreement

The University of Baltimore School of Law and Notre Dame of Maryland University signed a matriculation agreement Monday that will allow Notre Dame students to start attending law school after their junior year of classes.

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Mount St. Mary's professor earns byline in top scientific journal

An article in Nature, one of the world’s top academic publications, is considered a career-building accomplishment for any researcher. Patrick Lombardi achieved that goal faster than many of his peers when his work was published in the journal earlier this month.

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Jemicy School, Notre Dame of Md. to offer graduate teaching certificate in dyslexia

Jemicy School, the Owings Mills school that educates above-average to gifted college-bound students with dyslexia or other related language-based learning differences, has entered into a partnership with Notre Dame of Maryland University to offer a new 12-credit graduate Dyslexia Certificate Program.

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Washington Adventist University signs agreement with the Chicago School of Professional Psychology to help students earn their doctoral degrees

Washington Adventist University (WAU) and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) reached an agreement recently that will make it easier for WAU graduate psychology students to earn a doctoral degree so that they can provide holistic, professional psychology services that will improve community health.

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Loyola launches one-year MAT program

Beginning in summer 2018, Loyola University Maryland will offer a new full-time, one-year Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), leading to a master’s degree and initial teacher certification.

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Stevenson University Makes Admissions Process More Affordable

Stevenson University announced today the university will now allow students to self report their ACT or SAT scores for admission and scholarship consideration.

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Hood College receives grant to combat sexual and domestic violence

Hood College has been awarded a $300,000 grant through the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women’s Campus Program.

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Loyola hosts Innovation and Entrepreneurship Blitz to develop and strengthen Baltimore businesses

Loyola University Maryland hosted an Innovation and Entrepreneurship Blitz Nov. 2 and 3 to examine ways the University can engage with and support the entrepreneurial community of Baltimore in creating jobs.

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House amendment means Md. colleges unlikely to be affected by tax

A cause for concern for Maryland private colleges and universities could have been alleviated Monday evening by an amendment to the Republican Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

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Some Md. private universities would take a hit under tax proposal

Some Maryland colleges would have to pay taxes on investment earnings under the tax legislation proposed by Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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President of MICUA on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act introduced by the House Ways and Means Committee provides massive tax cuts for some while increasing college costs for students and families by $65 billion. Don’t take my word for it. Look at the Committee’s summary of the legislation. The bill eliminates student loan interest deductions, abolishes certain tax-preferred college savings accounts, and jettisons the Lifetime Learning tax credits.

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Loyola-Notre Dame Library opens new Makerspace

Loyola University Maryland students are now able to learn and create in a new technologically rich Makerspace in the Loyola-Notre Dame Library. The “do-it-yourself” creative area was unveiled to members of the Loyola and Notre Dame of Maryland University communities on Thursday, Oct. 26.

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Washington College announces partnership with Duke University

Environmental science and environmental studies students at Washington College will now have the opportunity to earn their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years, thanks to a new partnership between Washington College and Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment.

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New president celebrated at St. John's College

St. John’s College in Annapolis welcomed its new president, Panayiotis Kanelos, on Saturday afternoon in a celebration on campus that was in keeping with the small liberal arts school’s style.

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Former President Bill Clinton visits Johns Hopkins, urges action on opioid crisis

Former President Bill Clinton said in a speech Monday at the Johns Hopkins University that everyone can play a part in solving the killer opioid epidemic gripping the nation.

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Inauguration of President Timothy E. Trainor, Ph.D.

The Mount St. Mary’s University community will gather on Monday, October 23 to celebrate the inauguration of Timothy Trainor, Ph.D. as the 26th president of the university. The inauguration ceremony celebrates not only Retired Brigadier General Trainor’s formal installation as president, but also his leadership and accomplishments since joining the Mount in August 2016.

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Baltimore artist (& MICA alumna) Amy Sherald to paint Michelle Obama's official portrait

Baltimore artist Amy Sherald, who graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2004 and just joined the faculty there, has been commissioned by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery to paint the official portrait of former first lady Michelle Obama.

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Student drug awareness campaign begins with talk on the brain chemistry of addiction

Johns Hopkins neuroscientist Linda Gorman set the tone for her talk on drugs and brain chemistry Wednesday night with a clarifying statement.

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Notre Dame of Maryland University Announces New Board of Trustees Chair

Notre Dame of Maryland University Board of Trustees names longtime educator and community leader, Dr. Brenda Jews as Chair of the Board of Trustees.

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Hood College, Carroll Community College sign enrollment agreement

Hood College and Carroll Community College signed an enrollment agreement Oct. 9 to ease the transition of CCC students in continuing their education at Hood.

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