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Hogan visits Stevenson University to tout transfer of former Rosewood Center property

Gov. Larry Hogan visited Stevenson University in Owings Mills Thursday to mark the planned transfer of the state-owned Rosewood Center property to the growing school.

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Hood College receives $1.45 million grant

Hood College will establish a new STEM program in partnership with Frederick County Public Schools and Frederick Community College thanks to a grant it is set to receive.

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Singing, storytelling a chance to find common ground (McDaniel College)

The group stood in a horseshoe broken into three sections, each carrying a different harmony.

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Checklist for Frederick County schools now includes doses of overdose reversal medication

When summer break ends, Frederick County campuses will be stocked with a new type of school supply: naloxone, the overdose reversal medication.

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Hopkins initiative aims to solve entrenched problems in Baltimore, other cities

A sociologist studying whether involving immigrants in neighborhood groups can ease crime, an education professor using housing data to predict school enrollment and an astronomer applying his expertise in big data to the city's vacant problems are all part of a new program at the Johns Hopkins University designed to help Baltimore confront its intractable problems.

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McDaniel College's Budapest campus caught up in Hungarian political fight

McDaniel College has become entangled in an international dispute between billionaire philanthropist George Soros and the Hungarian prime minister that threatens McDaniel's 22-year-old satellite campus in Budapest.

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Stop Calling College Teachers ‘Professors.’ Try ‘Cognitive Coaches,’ Says Goucher President

One problem with college teaching is that professors see themselves as, well, professing— declaring what they know and believe. That’s not how good teaching works, argues Jose Bowen, president of Goucher College.

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21 Students Selected for Prestigious I-Fund Program

On June 14, 2017, the Independent College Fund of Maryland (I-Fund) celebrated twenty-one students chosen for the 2017 National Security Scholars Program (NSSP). The prestigious program offers substantial scholarships, assistance with national security clearance processing, internships, and the possibility of future employment to students who attend an I-Fund member college or university.

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MICUA Partners with NARCAN to Halt Opioid Overdoses

Through a collaboration between MICUA and Adapt Pharma, the maker of NARCAN® Nasal Spray, thirteen independent colleges and universities in Maryland will have to access to life-saving medication to treat known or suspected opioid overdoses. MICUA institutions that partner with Adapt Pharma will receive eight free applications of the overdose-reversing drug.

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Johns Hopkins receives $150 million pledge to establish forum for civil discussion

The Johns Hopkins University will establish a forum for the civil discussion of divisive issues with a $150 million gift from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

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(St. John's College) The most forward-thinking, future-proof college in America teaches every student the exact same stuff

A recent Pew Research Center survey of 1,408 technology and education professionals suggested that the most valuable skills in the future will be those that machines can’t yet easily replicate, like creativity, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, adaptability and collaboration. In short, people need to learn how to learn, because the only hedge against a fast-changing world is the ability to think, adapt and collaborate well.

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MICUA Board of Trustees Elects New Officers

The Maryland Independent College and University Association (MICUA) Board of Trustees elected Dr. Roger Casey, President of McDaniel College, to serve as Chair of the Board for a second two-year term beginning July 1, 2017.

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Goucher College will move dorms to make room for new buildings

Later this week, a nearly 1,200-ton, stone-and-concrete building should roll 800 feet across the campus of Goucher College in Towson.

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Hopkins, Maryland among top universities granted patents

Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland rank among the top universities in the world at being granted utility patents, according to a list compiled by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association.

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Two Mount St. Mary’s University Students Awarded Places on Prestigious Fulbright Summer Institutes

Mount St. Mary’s University students Elizabeth Boyle, C’19, and Sydney Johnson, C’19, have been selected for Fulbright Summer Institute programs, some of the most prestigious and selective summer scholarships in the world.

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Johns Hopkins names 11 Idea Lab challenge winners addressing community needs

Johns Hopkins University will fund 11 community projects focused on diversity and the environment as part of the school’s annual Idea Lab challenge.

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Podcast: MICA president on growth, new degree programs

MICA is growing — literally — to new heights.

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St. John's Tops List for PhDs

St. John’s College was ranked first in the nation for graduating alumni who receive PhDs in the humanities, beating out every other liberal arts college in the United States.

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Stevenson University to Acquire 117-Acre Rosewood Property from the State of Maryland

The sale of the former Rosewood Center property in Owings Mills to Stevenson University was approved by Maryland’s Board of Public Works during its June 7 meeting in Annapolis. Stevenson, per the sales agreement, will use State grants totaling $16 million to complete the environmental abatement and remediation of the Rosewood site before the State transfers final deed to the property.

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Affordable, but Not Free

Recent proposals to make higher education tuition- or debt-free have had huge price tags attached -- hundreds of millions of dollars, in the case of plans put forward by Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders during the 2016 presidential campaign. But a report released today lays out a very different approach to college affordability, with a much smaller -- and arguably more attainable -- sticker price.

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MICA's new bookstore to include art market and children's workshops

The Maryland Institute College of Art plans to move its shop for selling textbooks and art supplies, and remodel it into a space with galleries and areas for how-to workshops.

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Washington College names new president

The Washington College Board of Visitors and Governors has named Kurt M. Landgraf as the next president of the college.

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Timothy Trainor Appointed 26th President of Mount St. Mary’s University

The Board of Trustees of Mount St. Mary’s University today announced the permanent appointment of Timothy Trainor, Ph.D., as president of the university. Trainor, who has been serving in an interim capacity over the past year, was the unanimous selection of both the Board of Trustees and the cross-campus Selection Committee.

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Johns Hopkins to offer more need-based aid in 2017-18

As tuition rises, Johns Hopkins University will offer its largest aid package in the school’s history, increasing total student aid by 9 percent to $99 million.

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Carroll County woman wins Washington College's $66,000 writing prize

A passing conversation with a chemistry teacher at Manchester Valley High School set Catalina Righter on a path that led Friday to her winning one of writing's most lucrative prizes.

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Loyola receives $105,000 gift from T. Rowe Price Foundation to support York Road Initiative

Loyola University Maryland has received a $105,000 gift from the T. Rowe Price Foundation to support work with community residents, neighborhood organizations, and businesses in the development of a shared vision for strengthening the Greater Govans/York Road corridor communities.

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JHU's Daniels to co-chair steering committee for Maryland economic development initiative

Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels will co-chair the steering committee for a new statewide economic development strategy initiative focused on accelerating growth in the life sciences and cybersecurity industries in Maryland, Gov. Larry Hogan announced today.

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A Year After Controversy Toppled Its Divisive President, Mount St. Mary’s Forges Ahead

Behind Timothy E. Trainor’s desk here is a small white placard bearing the Mount St. Mary’s University logo and a simple phrase: "Forward! Together as one."

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Notre Dame's Clothesline Project Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

Dr. Susan Barber, a retired associate professor of history at Notre Dame, started the project on campus back in 1997 as part of her Introduction Women’s Studies class in collaboration with the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women in Jessup, Maryland. Since then, the Clothesline Project has become an integral part of the campus community, reflecting the university’s mission of social justice and women’s empowerment through education.

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McDaniel School Librarianship graduate named Md. School Librarian of the Year

Kim Johnson, media specialist at South Carroll High School, has been named the 2017 Maryland School Librarian of the Year by the Maryland Association of School Librarians (MASL) for her exemplary service and outstanding achievements in the field of school library media.

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