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A public investment: Baltimore Sun editorial on aid to private colleges

When Gov. Martin O'Malley brought his latest package of budget cuts to the Board of Public Works on Wednesday, some of the loudest objections came from Maryland's private colleges and universities, which faced a $9 million reduction in the funding they have traditionally received to help pay for financial aid for Maryland students and to support educational programs that public universities don't offer. 

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State taps Hopkins Nursing to teach vaccination skills

State taps Hopkins Nursing to teach vaccination skills

This flu season, anxiety about the H1N1 virus will likely increase the number of state residents seeking vaccinations. To assist nurses desirous of participating as H1N1 vaccinators, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene requested that an intramuscular refresher training program be developed. The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing was chosen as the entity to design and implement the program, funded by a grant. 

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3 Md. colleges honored for producing Fulbright scholars

3 Md. colleges honored for producing Fulbright scholars

Three colleges in the state, including the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, have been named top producers of 2009-2010 U.S. Fulbright students, the program announced this week. The College of Notre Dame, which falls into the "master's institutions" category, had two students accepted into the program. Maryland Institute College of Art (in the "other institutions" category) had one Fulbright student, while St. Mary's College of Maryland (a "bachelor's institution") had three Fulbright students.

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Financial Times Names Loyola One of World's Best Executive MBA's

Financial Times Names Loyola One of World's Best Executive MBA's

Financial Times, the world's premier source for the ranking of executive MBA programs, has included the Sellinger School of Business and Management in its 2009 rankings of the top executive MBA programs in the world. This honor puts the Sellinger and Loyola names in the company of programs at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, Columbia University, and Duke University.  

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College Of Notre Dame Honored

College Of Notre Dame Honored

College of Notre Dame of Maryland has been named by The Fulbright Program to a listing of colleges and universities that produced the most 2009-10 U.S. Fulbright students. College of Notre Dame is the only Maryland college in its category (master’s institutions) and is only one of three from the state recognized with this honor. 

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JHU brings virtual learning to Baltimore County schools

JHU brings virtual learning to Baltimore County schools

Software engineers at Johns Hopkins’ Applied Physics Laboratory, in collaboration with JHU’s Center for Technology in Education, have developed a prototype Virtual Learning Environment to provide Baltimore County students with a gaminglike experience to augment existing math and science curricula. The first of its kind in the nation, the VLE is located at Chesapeake High School in Essex, Md.  

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Loyola to start school of education

Loyola to start school of education

Loyola University is launching a new school of education that will focus on solving problems in urban schools and on forging practical relationships between the university and Baltimore's public school system.  The school, which Loyola will dedicate at a ceremony this evening, will house a research center dedicated to innovation in urban education.

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Capitol College accepted to the Maryland Green Registry

Capitol College accepted to the Maryland Green Registry

New green initiatives and previous energy conservation standbys in administration and daily campus activities have prompted the Maryland Green Registry to accept Capitol College into the esteemed ranks of its membership early this fall. 

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Poll Confirms Strong Public Support for Private Colleges and Universities

Poll Confirms Strong Public Support for Private Colleges and Universities

A recent poll confirms that Maryland voters believe in State support for private, nonprofit colleges and universities. In September, Gonzales Research & Marketing Strategies released the results of a statewide poll of registered Maryland voters showing overwhelming support for the current system of State grants to private colleges and universities. When given the facts about funding for higher education, 69% of State voters favor the continuation of a program in Maryland that provides State funds to private, nonprofit colleges and universities.

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Colleges: Less Green in the Bank, More Green on Campus

Colleges: Less Green in the Bank, More Green on Campus

Despite budget-breaking investment losses and widely fluctuating energy costs, many schools became greener during the last year, earning higher grades on the College Sustainability Report Card 2010. Schools that achieve an average grade of "A-" or better across all six campus categories are recognized as Campus Sustainability Leaders. In the College Sustainability Report Card 2010, 80 institutions earned this distinction, including Goucher College. 

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Md. College Holds White Coat Pharmacist Ceremony

Md. College Holds White Coat Pharmacist Ceremony

As the shortage of pharmacists across the nation grows, one Maryland college is opening its doors to answer the demand. But Gigi Barnett explains, students say healthcare reform may change their profession before they graduate. 

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Hopkins professor among Nobel winners in medicine

Hopkins professor among Nobel winners in medicine

Carol W. Greider, a professor in the department of molecular biology and genetics at Baltimore's Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, was among three Americans named winners Monday of the 2009 Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering a key mechanism in the genetic operations of cells, an insight that has inspired new lines of research into cancer. 

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Maryland’s Independent-college presidents honor McDaniel alumnus

Maryland’s Independent-college presidents honor McDaniel alumnus

Senator Kasemeyer poses with Dr. Mary Pat Seurkamp and Ms. Tina BjarekullMaryland Senator Edward Kasemeyer ’67 was recognized Sept. 18 on McDaniel’s campus by the Maryland Independent College and University Association (MICUA) with its Presidents Award for his steadfast support of state aid to private higher education. 

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Md.'s Loyola to become a university

Md.'s Loyola to become a university

Loyola will celebrate its official change from a "college" to a "university" Friday, a move designed to click with prospective students who want more than a cozy liberal arts experience. The "college" designation no longer fits Loyola, given its programs in engineering, business, computer science and speech language pathology, said President Brian F. Linnane. 

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New name, renewed focus

New name, renewed focus

Today, Loyola College in Maryland celebrates a milestone. Today, we become Loyola University Maryland. In adopting the designation "university," we are now pledging to do more - to signal our commitment to ever-more-rigorous academic exploration, to more critical discernment and to an enduring search for the fundamental truths that will help our graduates define the principles that will shape their lives.

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Md. to get millions in NIH grants: 257 Hopkins grants among 441 funded by stimulus

Md. to get millions in NIH grants: 257 Hopkins grants among 441 funded by stimulus

President Barack Obama toured a Maryland cancer lab Wednesday to promote the awarding of $5 billion in new government health science grants, which he described as the "largest single boost to biomedical research in history." The National Institutes of Health grants, distributed in recent weeks to more than 12,000 projects around the country, are funded under the $787 billion federal stimulus program that Obama signed into law in February. 

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Is It a Library? A Student Center? The Athenaeum Opens at Goucher College

Is It a Library? A Student Center? The Athenaeum Opens at Goucher College

Today's academic-library buildings, more than any other campus structures, have to be all things to all people—places where social and intellectual pursuits collide, places that serve the community and the individual simultaneously. Dig into a book. Get a latte. Collaborate on a project. Nap during a study session. College libraries are a destination for those activities and more. Now at Goucher College, much more. 

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It’s official: Ronald J. Daniels is installed as the 14th president of Johns Hopkins

It’s official: Ronald J. Daniels is installed as the 14th president of Johns Hopkins

This weekend, friends and colleagues old and new dubbed Ronald J. Daniels a man of passion, a man of wisdom, a man of ideas, a man of compassion, a man of ideals and a man of boundless energy who brings results. Then, once depleted of superlatives, they all wished him well as he begins the challenge and adventure of a lifetime. On Sunday, Sept.13, Johns Hopkins officially welcomed Daniels to its family as he was installed as the university’s 14th president. 

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Grants to Provide College Awareness to Middle School Students

Grants to Provide College Awareness to Middle School Students

The Maryland Higher Education Commission has awarded grants totaling $845,392.80 to provide outreach activities and services to improve preparation for and access to college for low-income middle school students in Baltimore City and Prince George’s County. The grants, under the federal College Access Challenge Grant Program, were awarded to 13 nonprofit organizations and institutions of higher education, including Capitol College and Stevenson University. The grants will support college awareness information and services to students, who are at risk of not enrolling in or completing college, and their parents on postsecondary benefits, opportunities, and career planning and preparation.

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STEM education and community outreach merge at Capitol College’s Center for Space Science Education

STEM education and community outreach merge at Capitol College’s Center for Space Science Education and Public Outreach

Capitol College has established the Center for Space Science Education and Public Outreach (SSEPO) as a component of recent strategic initiatives within the space science and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields, building upon the Emerging Leaders Program announced in June 2009. The mission for the Center is to provide hands-on educational and workforce development experiences for K-12, community college and college students, and those who support them in achieving leadership careers in the STEM fields. 

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Capitol College Named National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education

Capitol College Named National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education

Capitol College is pleased to announce its re-designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Information Assurance Education for academic years 2009-2014. Capitol representatives received recognition for the continued dedication of the college to make information assurance education a priority during the Awards Ceremony Dinner at the 13th Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE) conference in Seattle, Washington, held June 1-3, 2009.

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Capitol College named a top “Military Friendly School” for 2010

Capitol College named a top “Military Friendly School” for 2010

Capitol College was recently designated a “Military Friendly School” by G.I. Jobs magazine, announced by the release of the publication’s 2010 list of Military Friendly Schools. Originating as a radio engineering institute offering courses for Navy personnel in 1927, Capitol College has a long, proud history of educating active and former members of the armed forces.

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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to Test H1N1 Flu Vaccine

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to Test H1N1 Flu Vaccine

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has been selected by CSL Biotherapies of Australia as the lead site to conduct tests for a vaccine against the new H1N1 influenza. The trial will vaccinate 1,300 adults from sites across the United States and is one of the largest H1N1 vaccine trials currently being conducted.

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Notre Dame College is pharmacy pioneer

Notre Dame College is pharmacy pioneer

From his job at a drug company in San Diego, Patrick Donohue could see how much the nation needed pharmacists. So the Baltimore native made a practical decision to go back to school and train for a career that seemed recession-proof. What he didn't realize is that he'd also get to be a pioneer. When Donohue and 69 others start courses at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland today, they will become the first class of the first school of pharmacy at an American women's college. Notre Dame will become the second institution in Maryland to train professional pharmacists.

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MICUA Colleges and Universities Shine in U.S. News Rankings

MICUA Colleges and Universities Shine in U.S. News Rankings

MICUA colleges and universities received high scores in the 26th edition of the U.S. News & World Report college rankings, which include more than 1,400 schools nationwide. The rankings compare schools based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.  

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Notre Dame welcomes first pharmacy class

Notre Dame welcomes first pharmacy class

After his father died from a failed liver transplant, Anh Viet Nguyen, 28, decided he wanted to become a pharmacist. “I thought, ‘If my dad had this type of care, he probably could have survived the transplant,’ ” said the Orlando, Fla., native, who was exposed to the industry while working as a cashier at a pharmacy.

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Capitol College participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program

Capitol College participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program

Capitol College is one of the fourteen independent colleges and universities in Maryland that have elected to participate in the Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act Yellow Ribbon Program, the most generous veterans’ benefit for higher education since the WWII GI Bill. 

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Scholarship honors former state delegate

Scholarship honors former state delegate

Sojourner-Douglass College created a scholarship Tuesday for students with financial difficulties in the name of a retired Baltimore delegate who sponsored legislation in the 1970s that made the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day a state holiday in Maryland. Kenneth L. Webster, 74, a Democrat who represented West Baltimore in the House of Delegates from 1971 to 1978, was honored Tuesday at a luncheon at the college's Edgewater campus for his years of community service.  

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