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Damming Student Debt: One Liberal-Arts College’s Approach

Sheila C. Bair is familiar with the hardships that debt can bring. For five years, including during the subprime-mortgage crisis, she served as chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. A year ago she became president of Washington College, a 234-year-old private nonprofit institution in Maryland, and she has turned more of her attention to student-loan debt. How can students, especially those from poorer families, get a good liberal-arts education and not pay too high a price for it? She shares her strategies here.

 

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Loyola University revamps MBA program to give students more real-world experience

Loyola University Maryland's business school is revising its MBA program in an effort to better prepare students for the workplace.

These revisions, effective this fall semester, will include new graduation requirements, introduce more hybrid, online and evening courses and will place an emphasis on developing the communication skills of the school's students.

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How Goucher’s President is Rethinking the Way Students Experience College

Goucher College President Jose Antonio Bowen says he wants to reinvent higher education at the Towson liberal arts school.

 

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Johns Hopkins offers $36,000 to employees to buy homes in Baltimore development

Johns Hopkins University will give dozens of its employees $36,000 grants toward buying a house in the East Baltimore Development Inc. development during a one-day sale on September 10.

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Computer game improves children's math performance

Parents whose children struggle with math may have new reason to be hopeful: A recent study at the Johns Hopkins University suggests that young people can improve their performance by carrying out a few simple computer exercises unrelated to numbers or math symbols.

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Baltimore author Mikita Brottman 'serious as a heart attack'

An off-white piano sits in the living room of Mikita Brottman's apartment in the Belvedere Hotel. On a shelf is a glass jar containing a piglet pickled in formaldehyde. There's an antique metal bird cage, an old dress form and a collection of preserved beetles with jewel-colored shells.

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Towson neighbors wary of Goucher College bid for commercial zoning

Goucher College in Towson faces concern and opposition from neighbors over its proposal to rezone more than 8 acres near the campus entrance for commercial use.

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McDaniel reading clinic fosters education, enjoyment for young students

Rooms were decorated with maps and flags, Olympic rings hanging. No, the Olympics didn't come early this year to Carroll County.

It was the final week of the McDaniel College Reading Clinic, themed this year after the summer event set to start in August. The classes were held at Robert Moton Elementary School in Westminster.

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Leadership lessons from McDaniel help mold top Md. teachers

For many, teaching is more than just a job. Countless hours go into the profession — not only in preparing lessons, but also the time spent in continuing education to become a better instructor.

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The Daily Record’s 2016 “20 in their Twenties” list

Half of the The Daily Record's 20 in their twenties list are graduates of MICUA member institutions.

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Building a better 3D printer

Entrepreneurs-in-residence are teaching MICA community members how to build, program, and repair their own 3D printers.

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Prisoners to Get 'Second Chance Pell'

After receiving 200 applications, U.S. Education Department releases a list of colleges that will offer need-based grants to prisoners pursuing a degree.

 

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Goucher Chosen to Join Second Chance Pell Pilot Program

Goucher was one of 67 colleges and universities selected nationally to participate in the Department of Education's Second Chance Pell pilot program which will allow incarcerated Americans to access Pell Grants to pursue post- secondary education.

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Trailblazing Women:Elizabeth Galbut, Founding Partner Sogal Ventures & A-Level Capital

Elizabeth Galbut is the Founding Partner of two start-up venture capital firms, SoGal Ventures and A-Level Capital. During Elizabeth’s graduate studies at Johns Hopkins University & Maryland Institute College of Art, Elizabeth consulted with hundreds of start-ups and identified the lack of pre-seed funding as the major issue preventing these startups from succeeding. To solve this, she co-founded A-Level Capital, the student-led venture capital firm powered by Johns Hopkins students. With a team of 24 student investment team members, A-Level Capital aims to invest in 80 JHU student and young alumni startups in the next five years.

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Loyola/Notre Dame Library becomes member of University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions Library Consortium

The Loyola/Notre Dame Library (LNDL) will become an affiliate member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium on July 1, 2016.

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Message from Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., Loyola’s president: Tragedy in Orlando

Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., president of Loyola University Maryland, sent the following message to Loyola students and employees on June 13, 2016:

Dear Members of the Loyola Community:

The mass shooting in Orlando this weekend is a horrific act of hate and terrorism, and we are called to respond with righteous anger, conviction, and courage.

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Notre Dame of Maryland University joins consortium with the University System of Maryland, the first private academic library to join its ranks

Notre Dame of Maryland University (NDMU) announced today that the Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) will now serve as an Affiliate Member of the University of Maryland System and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium. LNDL becomes the first private academic library in the state invited to join USMAI.

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Maryland pushes biotechnology with new centers of excellence

The Maryland Department of Commerce and the state's leading research universities will collaborate on new centers of excellence in biomanufacturing and transformative medicine.

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Washington Adventist University Student and Professor Receive National Recognition in Social Work

National social work awards were recently presented to a professor and student at Washington Adventist University (WAU) by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), DC Chapter. The NASW is the largest professional association of social workers in the world, and the only organization dedicated to advocating for the entire profession of social work and the populations they serve.

 

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Local student leaders excel at Maryland Student Legislature session

The Maryland Student Legislature session was held April 29 through May 1 at the Maryland State House in Annapolis. Students from nine universities and colleges across the state joined together to write, research and debate issues of local, state and national importance.

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City enters $60 million, 10-year agreement with Baltimore institutions to help fund public services

The city has signed a $60 million agreement with 14 nonprofit hospitals, colleges and universities to help pay for public safety and other essential city services over the next decade, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake announced Tuesday.

 

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Stevenson Nursing Professor Laurel Moody Honored with 2016 Maryland Star of Life Award

Stevenson University’s School of Health Professions is proud to announce that Laurel A. Moody, RN, MS, MSN, Assistant Professor of Nursing, has been honored with the 2016 Maryland Star of Life Award for Emergency Medical Services for Children.

 

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Sheila Bair: The Trump Campaign’s Solution to Student Loan Debt Caters to the Elite

Advocates for private liberal arts colleges are becoming as politically isolated as moderate Republicans. (For better or worse, I am both.) Democrats want to ramp up huge taxpayer subsidies for public schools only, while Republicans like U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio want more welders and fewer philosophy majors. (I was one of those too.) 

 

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Award-Winning Johns Hopkins student Sara Kouroupis encourages girls to follow STEM passions

When Sara Kouroupis told her parents she wanted to major in engineering, the you-know-what hit the fan.

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Hood student club develops combination backpack-jacket for homeless

Haroon Pasha said he learned during a hajj pilgrimage what it’s like to have only what he could carry.

For Pasha, a Hood College senior graduating this month, the journey in Saudi Arabia was an important part of his Muslim faith. He said there was a period when he and his parents left behind nearly all of their possessions. He recalled staying in a valley one night.

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McDaniel senior’s paper on NASA art program takes top prize at History honors conference

Senior Tracee Haupt took first prize at the Mid-Atlantic Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Conference for her paper, “The NASA Art Program: Technology, Art, and Contested Visions of Progress, 1962-1973,” which charted NASA’s efforts to use artists to help influence public opinion of the space program.

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Loyola’s Sellinger School of Business earns AACSB reaccreditation

Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management received reaccreditation for its business and accounting degree programs by the International Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools.

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Inaugural T4T scholarship recipients announced

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) and McDaniel College announce the inaugural class of 11 Howard County students to receive the Teachers for Tomorrow (T4T) scholarships.

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Open Works makerspace in Station North names first member and partner

Baltimore 3-D printing company Jimmi is the first member and partner at Open Works, the city's upcoming makerspace.

 

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Our say: Nelson's leadership has been vital to St. John's

Annapolis is blessed. How many other places of its size can say they are home to not one but two great institutions of higher learning that — in contrasting ways — strengthen American culture?

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