Through a collaboration between MICUA and Adapt Pharma, the maker of NARCAN® Nasal Spray, thirteen independent colleges and universities in Maryland will have 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.
The Independent College Fund of Maryland (I-Fund), a scholarship foundation managed by MICUA, has received a $33,000 grant from the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in partnership with the UPS Foundation. Through the CIC/UPS Education Endowment, 12 students attending independent colleges and universities in Maryland who demonstrate financial need will receive scholarships of $2,750.
As reported by Maryland's Office of the Attorney General, 564 data breaches occurred in the State in fiscal 2016. These breaches affected over 600,000 Maryland residents. Cybersecurity protects against more than just information theft, it guards the systems that run many of Maryland’s essential services, such as electrical grids, banking systems, hospitals, and more. MICUA member institutions recognize the importance of training students now for a future that will rely even more heavily on cyber systems.