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Hood College launches certificate program for project management

Hood College has launched a certificate program for project management, aiming to help make leaders more productive and effective in their fields, the college announced Tuesday.

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St. John’s College wins 2019 Dive Award for change in financial model

The strategy at St. John’s College to cut tuition was recognized Monday by the Education Dive website, which named it the “4-Year College of the Year.”

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Baltimore Ravens Salute Washington College's Shoremen Aquatics volunteer club

A longstanding but largely unsung collaboration between a local youth swimming group, Special Olympics athletes and Washington College’s swimming program is getting its moment in the spotlight this month in a most unlikely arena — at M&T Bank Stadium during the Baltimore Ravens game Dec. 12.

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Capitol Tech. and Johns Hopkins Make Intelligent.com's List of Best Master's in Computer Science Degree Programs for 2020

Intelligent.com, a trusted resource for online degree rankings and higher education planning, has announced the Top 39 Best Master's in Computer Science Degree Programs for 2020.

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Hood College to Help National Park Service Fight Harmful Algae in Washington, D.C.

Hood College's Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies has been awarded a cooperative agreement with the National Park Service to research methods of mitigating cyanobacteria blooms in the constructed lake at Constitution Gardens, a large catchment in Washington, D.C.

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Johns Hopkins University's Idea Lab Funds 11 projects that Support Diversity, Sustainability, and Ten by Twenty Goals

As a volunteer at Health Care for the Homeless, Serena Wang, a Johns Hopkins junior majoring in public health studies, met people who wanted to improve their lives by getting jobs but didn't know how to go about it.

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Hood College to Help National Park Service Fight Harmful Algae in Washington, D.C.

Hood College's Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies has been awarded a cooperative agreement with the National Park Service to research methods of mitigating cyanobacteria blooms in the constructed lake at Constitution Gardens, a large catchment in Washington, D.C.

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Loyola University Maryland Faculty Members Receive Changemaker Challenge Award

Lisa Schoenbrodt, Ed.D., professor of speech-language-hearing sciences and department chair, and Leah Katherine Saal, Ph.D., assistant professor of literacy and co-director of the literacy program, were awarded a $10,000 cash prize for their submission in the Howard County Changemaker Challenge competition.

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Hood College Community Members Named to Top 50 CEOs List

President Andrea E. Chapdelaine, Ph.D., Board of Trustees members Theresa Harrison and Tom Kleinhanzl, and alumni RaeAnn Butler ’89 and James Racheff, M.S.’93, MBA’02, were all named to Frederick’s Top 50 CEOs list by the Frederick County Office of Economic Development.

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Mount St. Mary's University Donates 25 Refurbished Laptops in Service Learning Project

Several Mount students and faculty in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science spent their fall break in service of others—refurbishing and retrofitting 25 laptop computers to be donated to Delone Catholic High School.

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Q&A: McDaniel College’s Safety Director to Accept Governor’s Crime Prevention Award in Annapolis

McDaniel College will be recognized in the state capital Dec. 5 when the Department of Campus Safety for the first time receives the Governor’s Crime Prevention Award.

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McDaniel College Announces Eight New Undergraduate Majors

McDaniel College is adding eight new undergraduate majors beginning Fall 2020. The new bachelor’s degrees include Actuarial Science, Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry, Biomedical Science, Criminal Justice, Health Sciences, Marketing and Writing and Publishing.

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These 8 Ventures are Entering Loyola’s First Baltipreneurs Accelerator

Loyola University Maryland named the cohort of the first Baltipreneurs accelerator this week.

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ALL IN Challenge Honors College Campuses For Excellence In Student Voter Engagement (MICA)

Overall turnout for college students reached 40.3 percent in the 2018 midterm election, a more than two-fold increase over 2014; this growth was greater than that of the general electorate and can be attributed to renewed efforts on the part of colleges and universities to prepare their students to engage in our democracy. The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge believes that this success should be celebrated and recognized.

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Johns Hopkins Honored for Significant Increase in Student Voter Turnout

Johns Hopkins University received national recognition Tuesday for dramatically increasing student voting participation in the 2018 midterm elections compared to the previous midterm cycle four years earlier, a jump that was among the largest of any college or university in the country, according to the group that studies and releases related data.

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Loyola Taps Head of Brightview Senior Living as 'Business Leader of the Year'

Brightview Senior Living CEO Marilynn Duker has been named Loyola University Maryland's Sellinger School of Business and Management's 2019 Business Leader of the Year.

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Hood Professor Wins Poetry Prize for her Newest Collection

Elizabeth Knapp, an associate professor of English at Hood College, won the 2019 Jean Feldman Poetry Prize for her poetry collection “Requiem with an Amulet in Its Beak.”

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New Agreements Benefit Engineering Students at McDaniel, Carroll

McDaniel College President Roger N. Casey along with Rosalie Mince, vice president for Academic and Student Affairs at Carroll Community College, and Ron Laue, assistant dean of the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, signed memorandums of understanding benefiting students interested in engineering careers during a ceremony held Oct. 16 at McDaniel.

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Top of her Field: Carroll County Science Teacher and McDaniel College Alumna Honored as One of Best in US

Denise Kresslein, a life science teacher at North Carroll Middle School, was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) recently in a ceremony in Washington D.C.

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Goucher College Creates Project to Research History of Slavery on Campus Land

Goucher College has launched the Hallowed Ground Project to study the role of slavery and racism in the history of the land it currently occupies.

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Four Loyola Students Named University Innovation Fellows by Stanford University

Four Loyola students have been selected University Innovation Fellows (UIF) by Stanford University.

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Johns Hopkins Student Team Wins $5K at Collegiate Inventors Competition

Relavo, a startup founded and staffed by a team of Johns Hopkins students, was named the undergraduate runner-up at the Collegiate Inventors Competition in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday. Their device, PeritoneX, protects patients with kidney failure from developing infections during at-home peritoneal dialysis treatments.

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Dan Rodricks: With the help of MICA mentors, these Baltimore squeegee boys are moving into a new business

I walk in on the weekly board meeting of Korner Boyz Enterprises, and it’s pretty much what you’d expect —12 people seated around a long conference table, projection equipment set up for a video presentation and everyone with a bottle of water.

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St. John's College: A New Model for a New Reality

St. John's College administrators insisted they were going against the grain last year when they announced that tuition was being reduced from $52,000 to $35,000.

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USNA and St. John’s College forge work-study partnership

The U.S. Naval Academy and St. John’s College (SJC) have recently developed and formalized a unique, mutually beneficial program to use students of SJC to fill Naval Academy job vacancies available through the Naval Academy Business Services Division.

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MICA Hopes New Entrepreneurship Center will be a National Model

Maryland Institute College of Art plans to open a center for entrepreneurship next year, expanding the university’s moves create a national model for incorporating business education with an art and design core.

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Chester River Runs through New College Environmental Center

Environmental students are often attracted to Chestertown’s Washington College for its proximity to the Chester River and the Chesapeake Bay. But the college’s new, $11.5 million environmental center brings the Chester literally into the classroom.

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McDaniel Students Get Practice, Feedback at Annual Interviewing Day

For most, interviewing for a potential job or internship is a nerve-wracking experience. But this week, McDaniel College students got the opportunity to practice their interview skills in low-pressure situations, while receiving immediate feedback and all the while still making connections for possible future employment.

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Goucher Project to Tackle History of Slaves on Campus Land

Goucher College Wednesday launched an effort to recognize and study the history of slavery on lands where the college now sits, including the removal of racist language from the university’s original deed for the land.

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U.S. News Names Stevenson Best Value School

Stevenson University has won U.S. News’ Best Value award in the Regional North category for the second year in a row.

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