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  • Recent McDaniel College graduate Luke Fisher, of Westminster, has always been interested in film and the environment. Last January, he had the opportunity, alongside about a dozen other students, to take a trip to the Peruvian rain forest as part of the college's The Forest Online course on entrepreneurial storytelling.

  • Goucher College unveiled a new Gopher logo and announced a new partnership with Under Armour Wednesday.

  • Stevenson University officially opened its new 200,000-square-foot academic center at its Owings Mills North campus on Tuesday, naming it after outgoing President Kevin Manning. The renovations and construction for the center began two years ago after Stevenson acquired the 28-acre former Shire Pharmaceuticals site in Owings Mills in late 2011. 

  • McDaniel College is among the top 30 liberal arts colleges in the nation, according to Washington Monthly, and at the top of Washington Monthly’s “Best Bang for the Buck” list for the fourth consecutive year.

  • Loyola University Maryland’s School of Education has received a $500,000 gift from Elaine and Anthony Grillo to establish a scholarship fund that each year will benefit two undergraduate education students who demonstrate financial need.

    The Grillos, of New Hope, Pa., are strong advocates for Jesuit education and believe deeply in the value it brings to preparing students, particularly when those students are pursuing a career as educators themselves.

    “It’s clear the School of Education is committed to providing its students with the best teacher preparation possible,” said Elaine Grillo. “Through outstanding curricular and experiential learning in the Jesuit tradition, Loyola education students become innovative teaching professionals who look beyond textbooks and traditional lesson plans to understand how each child learns and what classroom environment will make them successful.”

  • Johns Hopkins Medicine plans to open what officials said will be the world's first multidisciplinary Zika center, allowing infected patients to get care and researchers to investigate the virus in one place.

  • Washington College welcomed 417 freshmen to campus to begin classes Monday, Aug. 29, including 34 transfer students.

    From 31 states and nine countries, the students making up the freshmen of the class of 2020 reflect one of the most diverse and academically strong classes ever enrolled at Washington College.

    “The secret about Washington College is getting out,” said Cindy Childs, interim vice president of enrollment management. “We are no longer a best-kept secret, rather, a top choice among college applicants nationwide.”

  • People wearing yellow shirts with "MOVE IN CREW" printed across the back buzzed around campus Wednesday, hauling boxes, bags and bedspreads.

    Incoming freshmen, with a mix of excitement and nerves clear across their faces, helped direct the flow of items. Students picked up their keys, and a seemingly never-ending line of cars littered the campus.

    It was another move-in day at McDaniel College.

  • You came to Hopkins in 2009 and now your contract has been extended through 2024. That’s a long time!

    The board invited me to extend my term at Johns Hopkins, and I jumped at the opportunity. My wife and I love Hopkins and Baltimore, and couldn’t be happier knowing that we will be able to spend the next eight years being part of this amazing place, including, of course, strengthening Johns Hopkins’ relationship with Baltimore.

  • Just as the rising sun was illuminating Mount St. Mary’s University’s campus, still quiet from the waning summer vacation, the school’s new leader, Brig. Gen. Timothy Trainor, was sweating on an elliptical machine.

    It was shortly after 6:15 a.m. Monday — Trainor’s first day of two years as the Mount’s interim president. It’s a job he intends to keep permanently.

  • Letter to the Editor from Washington College President, Sheila Bair.

    TTo the Editor:

    I read with interest and enthusiasm SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher’s recent commentary, “Free College? The U.S. Should Look at State Models That Are Already Working” (The Chronicle, August 16). Finding realistic, timely answers to the problems of student-loan debt and college affordability is going to take much more than throwing “free” around as a viable solution, and Chancellor Zimpher’s examples of SUNY’s proactive models are an excellent start.

     

  • Washington College and Kent County have teamed up to create “Innovation Internships” for college students. The program offers interns the opportunity to expand their professional experience while giving businesses owners the chance to engage and develop the future workforce. With 1,500 undergraduates each year, there is an entire group of future workers available to these businesses that can gain fresh perspectives from interns.

  • Like most teenagers, Kayla Washington and Jevaugh Anderson have watched a lot of videos on YouTube and recorded their own quick clips using their smartphones. But they had never handled a professional video camera, written a script, or conducted an interview until they spent the summer at Johns Hopkins.

  • When students studying cybersecurity return to Capitol Technology University in Maryland this fall, cash scholarships donated by a former adjunct professor will aid at least two of them.

  • When McDaniel students Tyler Van Dyke and Jeb Shingler make their pitch at the Carroll Biz Challenge later this month, it will mark the second time the pair has competed in such a challenge in four months.

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