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Commission recommends big boost in college funding

Commission recommends big boost in college funding

A Maryland commission on the funding of higher education is recommending a substantial boost in state money to its colleges and universities -- increasing it by $70 million every year for the next decade.

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Opening doors: Advancing women in science

Opening doors: Advancing women in science

There are many benefits of attending a small, liberal arts college – small class size, one-on-one interaction with faculty, a litany of interesting and though-provoking courses and an intimate, leafy campus, to name a few.

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Talking the talk: Business and strategic communications majors

Talking the talk: Business and strategic communications majors

Amanda Bory is a student who knows what she likes. The problem is, she says, that she’s always liked a lot of things. “I was always interested in communications,” she says, “but I also liked the more creative side of writing. There was always that tension in me, trying to choose between the two.”

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Emerging to meet demand: New pharmacy schools come to the area

Emerging to meet demand: New pharmacy schools come to the area

With a projected shortage of nearly 157,000 pharmacists by the year 2020, pharmacy schools across the nation have been struggling to cope with surging demand – demand coming not only from employers but also from prospective pharmacy students.  

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2008 State New Economy Index Released

2008 State New Economy Index Released

Five states—Massachusetts, Washington, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey—are leading the United States’ transformation into a global, entrepreneurial and knowledge- and innovation-based New Economy, according to The 2008 State New Economy Index, released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF).

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System to listen for gunfire at Hopkins

System to listen for gunfire at Hopkins

The Johns Hopkins University will become one of the first colleges in the country to use a system of sensors around its campus that will enable police to instantly pinpoint the location of shootings. 

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Cash is the crop college presidents cultivate

Cash is the crop college presidents cultivate

Building and nurturing relationships is essential. And while development staffs identify prospective donors and lay out the benefits, presidents are involved at every step.  

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Textbook Affordability Summit Set for November 24; Register Online

Textbook Affordability Summit Set for November 24; Register Online

University System of Maryland (USM) Chancellor William E. Kirwan and the Board of Regents-joined by St. Mary's College of Maryland, Morgan State University, the Maryland Association of Community Colleges (MACC), and the Maryland Independent College and University Association (MICUA)-will host a summit to address the rising costs of textbooks and to explore ways to reduce costs while ensuring the highest quality and most relevant information available.

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The Cost of Debt Rises for Nonprofits

The Cost of Debt Rises for Nonprofits

Stevenson University President Kevin J. Manning recently got bad news from the college's financial adviser at Bank of America. The suburban Maryland school, which had sold $122 million worth of bonds chiefly to pay for a second campus and new dormitories, had set aside $8.5 million to cover its interest payments. But the banker warned that if the turbulence in the credit markets continued, that tab could rise to $10.2 million—a big bite for a school with an annual budget of $85 million.

 

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Struggling Economy Puts Colleges in a Tight Spot

Struggling Economy Puts Colleges in a Tight Spot

The economic crisis hit home at Frostburg State University quite suddenly, just as students were arriving for the start of the school year: A lender told financial aid director Angie Hovatter on Aug. 25 that it would not have money for about 200 student loans -- money she thought they were going to get the very next day.

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Daniels Elected 14th President of Johns Hopkins

Daniels Elected 14th President of Johns Hopkins

Ronald J. Daniels, the provost and chief academic officer of the University of Pennsylvania, was elected today as the 14th president of The Johns Hopkins University.  The university's board of trustees in a special meeting accepted a unanimous recommendation from its Presidential Search Committee.

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Notre Dame to start School of Education

Notre Dame to start School of Education

The College of Notre Dame hopes to offset a teacher shortage in Maryland with its new School of Education, President Mary Pat Seurkamp said. The school will be an expansion of the college's education department. Notre Dame's board of trustees voted unanimously Oct. 20 to establish the school with the start of the fall 2009 academic year.

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College of Notre Dame of Maryland starts education school to enroll 300

College of Notre Dame of Maryland starts education school to enroll 300

To help with the teacher shortage in Maryland, the College of Notre Dame of Maryland is creating a school of education that will enroll 300 more students. Next fall the college will begin offering two new programs for master’s degrees in education and another five-year program in which students can earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education. 

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Preservation Maryland Honors MICA President Fred Lazarus Nov. 5

Preservation Maryland Honors MICA President Fred Lazarus Nov. 5

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) President Fred Lazarus IV will be honored with Preservation Maryland’s Stewardship Award at the historic preservation organization’s annual meeting and reception Wednesday, Nov. 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Maryland Club, One Eager Street.  

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State's teacher shortage appears to be easing

State's teacher shortage appears to be easing

Maryland's perennial teacher shortage may be easing for the first time in several years, a result of increased emphasis on producing better-trained teachers from the state's colleges and universities and a steady enrollment trend, according to state officials.

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As one fund falters, colleges look for another place to invest cash

As one fund falters, colleges look for another place to invest cash

Some days you just get lucky. For Tom Phizacklea, vice president for finance at Goucher College, that day was Sept. 29. Phizacklea, after a dizzying month of financial turmoil on Wall Street, decided to take the school’s investment cash out of a Connecticut-based fund backed by Wachovia Corp. and put it in the bank.  

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240 Stevenson Volunteers to Help Youth Dreamers Build New Center

240 Stevenson Volunteers to Help Youth Dreamers Build New Center

Members of the Stevenson University community will participate in a "Building Community Service Day" to help the Youth Dreamers of Waverly restore and open a new community center. The event is scheduled for Saturday, October 25, from 8 a.m. to noon, and continues from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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Goucher College buying renewable energy certificates

Goucher College buying renewable energy certificates

Goucher College will purchase renewable energy from Constellation Energy's NewEnergy subsidiary to match part of the college’s electricity consumption.  Constellation will provide Towson-based Goucher with renewable energy certificates to match 25 percent of the school’s estimated electricity usage for the next three years.

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MICUA to Offer Incident Command Training for Emergency Responders

MICUA to Offer Incident Command Training for Emergency Responders

The Maryland Independent College and University Association will host a workshop on Incident Management Strategies for Colleges and Universities in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University Center for Public Health Preparedness on October 23, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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