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Stevenson University dynamo Manning leaves behind a rising star

One of the quiet success stories in the Baltimore region has been the spectacular transformation of a tiny college nestled cozily in the Greenspring Valley into a dynamic, fast-growing and popular university centered on two campuses in Owings Mills.

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Hopkins, UMD join national alliance to recruit lower-income students

The Johns Hopkins University and University of Maryland, College Park have joined a national alliance of U.S. colleges committed to increasing enrollment of "talented low- and moderate-income students" by at least 50,000 by 2025.

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Loyola reaches $1.5M fundraising goal for NEH Challenge Grant two years ahead of deadline

Messina, the distinctive living-learning program for first-year students at Loyola University Maryland, will benefit from a new $2 million endowed fund comprising a $500,000 Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and $1.5 million raised from dozens of generous donors.

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New Cutting Edge Academic Programs at MSMU

Mount St. Mary’s announces a pair of new undergraduate majors, in cyber security and PPE (politics/philosophy/economics), as well as a graduate certificate in forensic accounting. Collectively, the programs will allow students at the Mount to continue pursuing studies in the most cutting-edge fields of the day while still benefiting from a liberal arts tradition that teaches them to be critical thinkers and creative problem solvers.

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McDaniel students, faculty pass on relatable advice to college-bound high-schoolers

Francis Scott Key High School junior Meredith Tate had lots of questions for McDaniel College chemistry majors Eli Williams and Jake Holechek during a question-and-answer session on "What high school students need to know about college life as a science major" Thursday morning.

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Longtime Stevenson president retires, leaving a much-changed university

When President Kevin Manning arrived at what was then Villa Julie College 16 years ago, he found a sleepy commuter school without dorms and only 1,600 students.

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Op-ed by McDaniel College President, Dr. Roger Casey: Give teaching the respect it's due

Mark Twain believed the two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you figure out why. I was born in rural South Carolina, the son of an auto mechanic and a homemaker. Thanks to great teachers and much-needed scholarships, I was the first member of my family to attend college — and it radically changed my life.

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McDaniel College Again Named A Military Friendly School

This is the eighth consecutive year that McDaniel has been recognized among the top schools in the nation doing the most for members of the military, veterans and their families.

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Council for Inclusion, Change, and Equity at Loyola wins excellence in student service award from Maryland-D.C. Campus Compact

The Council for Inclusion, Change, and Equity (CICE) at Loyola University Maryland has been awarded the Excellence in Service Student Group Award by the Maryland-D.C. Campus Compact for leading efforts to confront racial injustice.

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McDaniel College community partnership wins regional award

McDaniel College’s partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Westminster was honored Nov. 2 by the Maryland-DC Campus Compact (MDCCC) with its Campus Community Partnership Award. 

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St. John's receives two record $25M donations

St. John's College received the largest single donation in school history this weekend – twice.

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Stevenson University has a special program for veterans who want to finish their degree

They fought for our freedom, served our country and retired from military life, and now many are left asking, "Now what?" If finishing a degree is on the list, Stevenson University wants to help. (VIDEO)

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Goucher College is not raising tuition next year

Amid mounting concerns about student debt, Goucher College — for the first time in its history — is not raising tuition for the upcoming school year.

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A Former West Point Official Helps Mount St. Mary’s Find Its Footing

(Video) Thirteen months ago, Simon Newman used a blunt metaphor to describe a freshman-retention plan that eventually spelled his doom as president of Mount St. Mary’s University, in Maryland: “You just have to drown the bunnies … put a Glock to their heads.” Mr. Newman resigned under mounting pressure in late February.

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Mount St. Mary's celebrates first graduates of its new science program

Four newly minted master’s students walked across the stage in Knott Auditorium at Mount St. Mary’s University to accept their degrees in biotechnology and management, which they earned in a new Master of Science program launched by the university two years ago.

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Loyola launches master’s program in data science

Beginning in spring 2017, Loyola University Maryland will offer a new Master of Science in Data Science program that blends the computer science, statistics, and business courses necessary to prepare students for competitive careers in the fast-growing data science field.

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Hood College sponsors sexual assault prevention campaign

Hood College is conducting its third annual campaign that focuses on healthy dating and sexual assault prevention.

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Designing for Integrative Learning by José Antonio Bowen Ph.D., FRSA

Teaching, building community and integrating learning are all design challenges. We know that faculty want students to learn, that students want to connect with each other, and that they desire to internalize their learning. 

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Editorial: Use DOJ funds wisely to address sexual assault

Women in college are twice as likely to be sexually assaulted than robbed, three times more likely to be sexually assaulted than the average female, and more than 11 percent of all undergraduate and graduate students — male or female — have experienced sexual assault through physical force, violence or incapacitation, according to RAINN, the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization.

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Green Towson Alliance, Goucher students take stock of Towson's trees

In the 40 years during which Roger Gookin worked as a utility contractor for a local firm, he was taught to look at trees as obstacles — objects standing in the way of completing a project.

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McDaniel's Curriculum and Instruction master’s degree now offered completely online

McDaniel's highly regarded Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) graduate program is now available compltetely online to students virtually anywhere with an internet connection.

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Baltimore City high school art teacher (and MICA alumna) named Teacher of the Year

Most mornings, students at Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School in Northeast Baltimore arrive early and wait for the art teacher to unlock her classroom. 

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McDaniel students gain confidence on Interview Day

On Thursday afternoon, McDaniel College senior Makayla Comeau, of Taneytown, was standing outside Lewis Recitation Hall and getting her head in the game for an interview with Carroll Hospital.

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Notre Dame of Maryland University hosts Women of the World festival in Baltimore this weekend

A festival that has attracted world-renowned women such as Nobel Prize laureates Malala Yousafzai and Leymah Gbowee is coming to Baltimore this weekend to celebrate women in Charm City and to discuss barriers to gender equality in the region.

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Sheila Bair’s One Weird Trick to Make Her College Less White

When former Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. chair Sheila Bair took over Washington College last year, she immediately started making changes. One of her goals was to find innovative ways to reduce her students’ debt burden. But she also tackled a related and not insignificant problem: the overwhelming whiteness of her campus.

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Loyola, coalition of Baltimore-area colleges win $750K grant from Department of Justice to strengthen sexual violence response and prevention

Loyola University Maryland and nine other Baltimore-area colleges and universities together have won a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to generate new strategies to prevent, respond to, investigate, and hold offenders accountable for sexual assault and dating violence, and strengthen trauma-informed, victim services on campus and in the community.

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Under Armour SVP of global communications, entertainment, and events to speak at Loyola

Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management welcomes Diane Pelkey, senior vice president of global communications, entertainment, and events at Under Armour, for the annual DeFrancis Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. in McGuire Hall.

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A conversation with Sunil Kumar, Johns Hopkins University's 15th provost

Talk to Sunil Kumar for any length of time and you quickly notice two things: He has a big and easy laugh, and he's a thoughtful listener.

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MICA Alumna: The jewelry and sculptures about racism and sexism that earned Joyce J. Scott a MacArthur “genius” award

A beaded necklace is an unlikely place to find a narrative about race, history, and slavery, says Lowery Sims, curator emerita at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in New York. But that surprise factor is part of the allure of Joyce J. Scott’s art. “Technically it’s breathtaking, it’s intimate, it’s intricate—but it’s also a very powerful statement about the world and some of the issues we face as human beings,” Sims says.

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McDaniel professor leads national Reacting to the Past Consortium

It’s one thing to read about Socrates, Julius Caesar and Van Gogh, but imagine taking part in the Greek philosopher’s infamous trial for treason, standing among angry senators in the Forum of ancient Rome or defending your radical new art style in late 19th-century Parisian salons. That’s just what Reacting to the Past is — students researching and re-enacting moments in time.

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