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Tight Leash

Tight Leash

Just when they need money most, some colleges and universities are incapable of tapping their rainy day funds.  Currently, 21 states are still governed by decades-old laws that restrict endowment spending, according to the Uniform Law Commission. With revenues drying up for many colleges, these regulations are likely to result in fewer scholarships being awarded next year at some institutions, according to fund raisers and legal analysts.

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College for All

College for All

President Obama issued a powerful challenge to his own administration and to individual citizens Tuesday night, calling on every American to "commit" to attending at least one year of college so that the country can reclaim its mantle as the best educated nation in the world.

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Public Funding Private Schools

Public Funding Private Schools

The state's relatively modest support for independent colleges and universities is an investment that pays significant dividends. Maryland's colleges and universities, both public and independent, are the envy of other states, in no small part because of smart public policies such as the Sellinger program.

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Sellinger School Launches New Executive MBA Curriculum

Sellinger School Launches New Executive MBA Curriculum

The faculty of Loyola College in Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management has approved unanimously a new curriculum for the School’s Executive MBA program, a cohort-style graduate degree for individuals with significant management and leadership experience.  

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Hiring freeze at 2 Hopkins schools could last 3 years

Hiring freeze at 2 Hopkins schools could last 3 years

Despite the success of a massive fundraising campaign that ended with the conclusion of 2008, Johns Hopkins University officials say a poor economy has forced them to put in place a hiring freeze for its arts & sciences and engineering schools that could last two to three years.

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College Goal Sunday prepares students for college in pleasant environment

College Goal Sunday prepares students for college in pleasant environment

Students interested in attending college who need help filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form can participate in a free one-day event called College Goal Sunday in which experts can help students and families provide advice on filling out the form.  

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Nursing schools trying to remedy expansion maladies

Nursing schools trying to remedy expansion maladies

The University of Maryland School of Nursing turned away 150 qualified students last fall seeking entry.  And the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing is maxed out of space at its current 100,000-square-foot building in East Baltimore.

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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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