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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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Art teacher named Baltimore City Schools' Teacher of the Year

Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School teacher Athanasia Kyriakakos was named Baltimore City Public Schools’ 2016 teacher of the year.

City Schools CEO Gregory Thornton surprised her with the award Monday morning during a visit to her class.

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Mount St. Mary's University offers new, exclusive International Security and Intelligence program

International Security and Intelligence (ISI) is a program offered at Mounth St. Mary's University in association with the Cambridge Security initiative (CSi). This 3-week, highly comnpetitive summer course runs from July 18-Aug 5, 2016.

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McDaniel in the News: Washington Post names alumna Teacher of the Year

Shalonda Holt, a 2012 graduate of McDaniel’s Curriculum and Instruction master’s degree program, has been named the Washington Post’s 2016 Teacher of the Year. Holt, a Centennial High School teacher, was also recently named the Howard County Public School System’s Teacher of the Year.

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MICA grads use training to start 3D printing company

Harrison Tyler studied sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art, but the entrepreneur was on campus Saturday to teach others how to build their own 3D printers.

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Hopkins, BGE announce major job initiative with 25 Baltimore companies

When the Johns Hopkins University board met last November to talk about an initiative aimed at improving the city's economic prospects by hiring more local and minority-owned firms and more local and minority workers, one trustee asked why more prominent Baltimore companies and institutions weren't doing the same.

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Hood College's Independent Higher Education Day Video

Hood College students joined students from the 12 other MICUA member institutions for a day in Annapolis to lobby and thank their state delegates and senators for their support of higher education.

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Loyola Maryland's Cara Egan founded Junior H2Ounds to teach drowning prevention and open opportunities

To get to the Loyola Maryland Fitness and Aquatic Center from Tunbridge Public Charter School or Govans Elementary School, head down York Road toward Woodbourne Avenue. Pass the ACE Cash Express, then turn right. At the end of the street that becomes Homeland Avenue, you'll see the center, straight ahead.

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UMBC, Goucher recognized in federal report for advancing low-income students

Goucher College and The University of Maryland, Baltimore County were recognized for their efforts to support more low-income students in a report released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Education. The report, "Fulfilling the Promise, Serving the Need: Advancing College Opportunity for Low-Income Students," highlights schools with higher percentages of low-income students, and schools where those students succeed in completing their degrees. 

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Johns Hopkins series to examine reasons for unrest

The images of violence during the unrest in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray almost a year ago will be etched in the minds of many of those in Baltimore for years to come. In April, Johns Hopkins University tackles the underlying issues of that unrest in a series called "Redlining Baltimore."

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McDaniel offers liberal arts, business mash-up

McDaniel College wants to take students to a place not often associated with liberal arts schools: the business world. This spring, the college is hosting its first “McDaniel Innovation Challenge” competition, in which students submit their ideas – for businesses, products or creative ways to address social problems – to a panel of experts.

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State-funded endowments help Maryland colleges build science niches

Best known for training writers in the footsteps of Sophie Kerr, Washington College now aims to broaden its reputation, using its location by the Chester River to build standing in marine science and research.

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MICA grant to further entrepreneurship among artists

Students at the Maryland Institute College of Art will get the chance to turn their craft into a business after the Baltimore art school was awarded a three-year, $600,000 grant from the Philip E. and Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation on Monday. That money will be used to launch Up/Start MICA, a collegewide entrepreneurship program that will work with MICA students and recent graduates.

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Preparing future nurses

Nursing education is changing as rapidly as the health care profession itself. Patients in hospitals are sicker with more complex medical conditions, and in the community, the patient population is multicultural. Four area programs have adapted to ensure a steady supply of nurses trained for today’s – and tomorrow’s – health care environment. 

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Wes Moore named Loyola's 2016 Commencement speaker

Bestselling author, Army veteran, and social entrepreneur Wes Moore will deliver the commencement address at Loyola University Maryland’s 164th Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Royal Farms Arena. The Work and The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates are New York Times bestsellers. Moore has also authored Discovering Wes Moore, and co-authored the young adult novel, This Way Home, with Shawn Goodman.

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Announcing the Guaranteed Access Partnership Program (GAPP)

Too many low-income Marylanders do not reach their full potential, because they fail to enroll at a college that best meets their academic aspirations. Today, Maryland’s independent colleges and universities took a bold step to make college a reality for low-income Marylanders. The Maryland Independent College and University Association (MICUA) and the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) launched an innovative public/private partnership, known as the Guaranteed Access Partnership Program (GAPP), to reduce college costs and moderate student debt for Maryland high school graduates who lack the financial resources to afford an independent institution.

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GAPP Frequently Asked Questions

In 2016, Maryland’s independent colleges and universities and the State of Maryland launched the Guaranteed Access Partnership Program (GAPP), a public-private partnership to help close the college affordability gap by supporting capable Maryland high school graduates with financial challenges.  GAPP provides a matching grant award for eligible Guaranteed Access (GA) grant recipients at participating institutions, up to the full cost of tuition and mandatory fees.    

Click HERE to download the Guaranteed Access Partnership Program (GAPP) Frequently Asked Questions.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Historic Partnership to Increase College Affordability for Low-Income Marylanders

Too many low-income Marylanders do not reach their full potential, because they fail to enroll at a college that best meets their academic aspirations.  Maryland’s independent colleges and universities and the State of Maryland are creating this public-private partnership to address this pressing problem by closing the affordability gap for capable and financially challenged high school graduates.  

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McDaniel students prepare for life beyond college with winter term internships

McDaniel College junior Mollie Fischer walked from student to student in a fifth-grade classroom at Randallstown Elementary School in Baltimore County, providing support to students, who were given an assignment on the American Revolution requiring them to role-play as delegates in the Second Continental Congress.

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Maryland Commerce Supports Research Professorships at Morgan State University, Washington College

The Maryland Department of Commerce, Morgan State University and Washington College have endowed $4 million in two new research professorships. The endowments were made through the Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative (MEI), a program created in 2014 to spur basic and applied research in scientific and technical fields at the state’s colleges and universities.

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Partnership aims to revitalize Central West Baltimore

A coalition of city officials, two universities and community activists launched a civic partnership Monday to revitalize the part of Baltimore that was at the center of April's riots. 

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2015's Medical Milestones and Scientific Advances in Baltimore

Two local scientists discovered information about a protein that may one day lead to a cure or treatment for a rare neurological disease.

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