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President Yam to Chair Board of Trustees for MICUA

Dr. Marylou Yam, President of Notre Dame of Maryland University, will become Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Maryland Independent Colleges and Universities Association (MICUA) effective July 1, 2021.

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Annual Report Marks Johns Hopkins' Sustainability Achievements

Over the past fiscal year, Johns Hopkins University has reached several sustainability milestones, which are highlighted in the Office of Sustainability's 2021 Annual Report. These include a significant reduction of JHU's carbon emissions—down 30% since its 2008 baseline despite over 10% growth in campus square footage—as well as the university's trajectory toward meeting its 51% greenhouse gas reduction goal in 2022, three years early.

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Hood College names Vice President for Community and Inclusivity following national search

After a national search, Hood College has selected Tammi Simpson, J.D. as its first vice president for community and inclusivity. Simpson has served as a member of the student affairs senior leadership team at Washington and Lee University (W&L) since 2013, where she was responsible for developing and managing student affairs programming for seniors and third-year students; providing support to students; and serving in various roles related to student conduct hearings.

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McDaniel College Board of Trustees establishes the Dr. Roger Casey and Robyn Allers Impact Fund

The McDaniel College Board of Trusteeshas announced the establishment of the Dr. Roger Casey and Robyn Allers Impact Fund to provide financial support to first-generation college students.

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McDaniel College Board of Trustees presents Honorary Degree to MICUA President Emerita Tina Bjarekull

Tina Bjarekull, president emerita of the Maryland Independent College and University Association (MICUA), was conferred an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree by McDaniel College’s Board of Trustees. The presentation took place May 15 during the board’s annual spring meeting.

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Johns Hopkins University Computer Engineering Professor Vishal Patel Receives NSF CAREER Award

The National Science Foundation has selected Vishal Patel, an assistant professor in Johns Hopkins University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, for its Early CAREER Award, which recognizes early stage scholars with high levels of promise and excellence, the university said in a March 24 news release.

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Hood College pioneering the field of sustainability studies

Last fall, Hood College became the first higher education institution in Maryland to offer a degree in sustainability studies.

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Goucher College senior wins Top 100 Women scholarship award

Lalissie Eteffa first became passionate about volunteerism and mentoring as a way to pass on the kindness, love and advice others have given to her.

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Hood College names Director of Institutional Research and Assessment

Shaowei Wu, Ph.D., has been appointed as Hood College’s director of institutional research and assessment. Wu officially joined the office of institutional research and assessment on April 29.

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Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Health System to Adopt $15 Minimum Wage

Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, Ph.D., associate professor of communication and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, has been named a recipient of the Baltimore Business Journal’s 2021 Leaders in Diversity Award. Whitehead is also founding director of the Karson Institute for Race, Peace & Social Justice.

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Provost Amanda M. Thomas, Ph.D., to serve as Loyola’s interim president

After the Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., retires from the presidency of Loyola University Maryland on June 30, 2021, Amanda M. Thomas, Ph.D., will serve as the interim president until the next president assumes the role.

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Baltimore Business Journal honors Loyola faculty member with Leaders in Diversity Award

Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, Ph.D., associate professor of communication and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, has been named a recipient of the Baltimore Business Journal’s 2021 Leaders in Diversity Award. Whitehead is also founding director of the Karson Institute for Race, Peace & Social Justice.

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McDaniel College names new Chief Financial Officer

McDaniel College has named Eric Simon as the college's new vice president for administration and finance following a national search. He assumes the role at McDaniel effective June 1, 2021.

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Despite pandemic, Loyola’s Class of 2020 lands jobs

Each year Loyola’s career services team reports on the first destination after graduation for the previous year’s graduating class. This year, 96.1% of the Class of 2020 are employed, enrolled in graduate school, and/or engaged in post-graduate or military service. The full-time annual salary of the graduates averaged $57,915.

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Johns Hopkins selects Laurent Heller as next senior vice president for finance and administration

Laurent Heller has been selected from a highly competitive national search as Johns Hopkins University's next senior vice president for finance and administration. Heller brings to the role extensive experience in budget and financial management, higher education strategy, and business operations at leading universities.

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Washington College Announces New Minor

Washington College recently announced the addition of a minor in Museum, Field, and Community Education. This minor is designed to prepare students from a range of disciplines to work as effective educators in settings other than schools.

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Johns Hopkins announces development process for a new Sustainability Plan

This Earth Day, the Johns Hopkins Office of Sustainability is announcing plans to develop a new Sustainability Plan and roadmap, the first update to the university's environmental planning policy since the President's Task Force on Climate Change Implementation Plan was adopted in 2009.

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Loyola’s arboretum receives recognition for largest trees in city and state

After an examination by the Maryland Big Tree Program and the Baltimore City Forest Conservancy District Board, Loyola’s arboretum was found to have nine Champion Trees. Champion trees are among the largest of their species.

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Four Johns Hopkins juniors named Goldwater Scholars

Four Johns Hopkins University students have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships for their research and achievements in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.

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GradReports ranks Loyola No. 2 in Maryland for salary after graduation

Loyola University Maryland was ranked No. 2 for “Best College for Post-Grad Salary in Maryland” by GradReports, a product of Optimal—a leading higher education researcher and publisher. Optimal uses data to empower people to make better decisions about careers and education.

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Mount St. Mary's announces new dean of business school

Mount St. Mary's University has named John Nauright the new dean of its school of business. Nauright will take over as the dean for the university's Richard J. Bolte Sr. School of Business on June 14, according to university officials.

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Loyola recognized in 2021 PLEXUSS Global Rankings

Loyola University Maryland has recently earned high rankings at both the national and state levels from PLEXUSS, a global higher education database for prospective students.

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U.S. News & World Report recognizes Loyola’s graduate programs in business

The Sellinger School of Business and Management’s full-time MBA program and finance and management programs scored high rankings in the U.S. News & World Report’s “2022 Best Graduate Schools” list.

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Capitol Tech named 2021 Educator Ally of the Year

Capitol Technology University was named Inteligenca’s Educator Ally of the Year (AYA) for 2021, a prestigious title that recognizes the university’s efforts to educate the technology community on gender equality issues and support women in technology.

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Loyola faculty member named finalist in PRNews’ Corporate Social Responsibility & Diversity Awards

Tania Rosas-Moreno, Ph.D., professor of communication at Loyola University Maryland, was named a finalist in PRNews’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) & Diversity Awards for the Outstanding Educator of the Year category.

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Five Greyhounds win Gilman Scholarships to study abroad for summer 2021

Five Loyola University Maryland students—Madison Burns, ’22, Layla Horeff, ’22, Alexandra Lijewski, ’22, Mark Rose, ’22, and Jormaly N. Ruiz Sierra, ’22—have each been awarded a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. The scholarship is intended to support their study abroad experiences during summer 2021.

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McDaniel College names new associate vice president of administration and director of human resources

McDaniel College has named Jennifer Glennon as the associate vice president of administration and Rose Mercier as director of human resources.

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Loyola named among top 150 colleges and universities in the U.S. for Colleges Worth Your Money

Loyola University Maryland has been included among 150 institutions named in Colleges Worth Your Money, a new college guidebook.

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Goucher Announces New 4+1 MBA Program With Loyola University Maryland

Goucher College has announced a new partnership with Loyola University Maryland to create a 4+1 MBA program. This new undergraduate and graduate degree option will launch in Fall 2021 and is open to any incoming or current Goucher student. The new partnership will allow Goucher's undergraduates to build on their liberal arts education with an advanced business degree.

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Governor Larry Hogan proclaims Independent Higher Education Day

Governor Larry Hogan proclaimed February 24, 2021 as Independent Higher Education Day to recognize the important partnership between Maryland and its independent colleges and universities.

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