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Capitol Technology University Awarded the Title of “Best Master’s Program”

Capitol Technology University was awarded the title of “Best Master’s Program” by Intelligent.com, a website that collects and researches resources for students.

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Hopkins says scrapping ‘legacy’ preference has boosted campus diversity

Several years ago, Johns Hopkins University quietly abolished an admissions policy that boosted applicants who are relatives of alumni — a shift that sets the Baltimore school apart from many other highly selective colleges and universities that offer what is known as a “legacy” preference." />

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Liberal arts education: Waste of money or practical investment? Study’s conclusions might surprise you.

When Erika Hagberg started college at Washington and Lee University, she thought she might want to be a doctor but quickly discarded that idea. She took journalism classes, business classes, music theory, history, calculus, economics, art history. “I had no idea what the hell I wanted to do with my life,” she said.

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Hood College Dean Selected to National Committee

April Boulton, Ph.D., dean of the Graduate School at Hood College, has been selected to serve on the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) Masters Committee, whose functions include guiding policy, deciding conference sessions and setting strategies for master’s programs at a national level.

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Loyola University Maryland honors 2019 Business Leader of the Year

Loyola University Maryland welcomed guests to the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore Nov. 21 for its annual 2019 Business Leader of the Year from the Sellinger School of Business and Management.

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Immediate Position Opening for MICUA's Executive Assistant

Job Description:

MICUA’s Executive Assistant handles a broad range of duties to support the operations of a seven-person office, including office administration, meetings and events, and special projects. MICUA is an association that provides public policy leadership in support of independent higher education, fosters cooperative efforts among member institutions and Maryland’s public colleges and universities, and serves as a liaison between its 15 member campuses and the state and federal governments.   

Responsibilities include:

Office Administration

  • Maintain the office calendar
  • Answer and direct phone calls
  • Receive, sort, and distribute mail
  • Reply to email, telephone, and face-to-face inquiries
  • Prepare and distribute written correspondence
  • Maintain contact lists and directories
  • Handle sensitive information in a confidential manner
  • Develop and maintain electronic and manual filing systems
  • Maintain office supplies inventory
  • Perform other administrative duties as assigned in support of the organization
  • Participate in team meetings, campus events, and Board activities
  • Perform typing, copying, binding, and scanning
  • Handle sensitive information in a confidential manner
  • Take accurate minutes of meetings
  • Reply to email, telephone, and face to face enquiries
  • Coordinate repairs to office equipment
  • Perform other duties in support of the organization


Meetings and Events

  • Provide logistical support for quarterly Board of Trustees meetings
  • Schedule and organize meetings with campuses, legislators, and other key constituents
  • Take accurate minutes of meetings
  • Prepare written materials for meetings, including agendas, presentations, and briefing books
  • Help plan and organize annual events such as the Presidents’ Fall Workshop and Maryland Independent Higher Education Day


Special Projects

  • Work on special projects in collaboration with other MICUA staff members in their areas of responsibility, including communications, research and policy, government affairs, and campus relations
  • Maintain legislative database and review bills and testimony during the legislative session
  • Assist in the drafting and preparation of reports
  • Help maintain and update MICUA’s social media accounts and website



  • Knowledge of office management systems and procedures
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Experience with social media platforms
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint
  • Proficient in Adobe Acrobat Pro

Prior relevant experience or professional training required.

MICUA pays a competitive salary and offers an excellent benefit package, including healthcare, dental, vision, pension, life insurance, and long-term disability insurance.  MICUA is an equal opportunity employer.  For more information about the organization visit www.micua.org.  Interested parties should submit a letter of interest and resume to aswift@micua.org.  


Job Type: Full Time


  • Executive Assistant: 1 year (Preferred)


Application Question

  • Describe your experience with communications, if any; government relations, if any; and higher education policy, if any.


Work Location:

  • One location



  • Health insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid time off



  • Monday to Friday

Engineering seniors use contemporary techniques to identify a piece of JHU history

By using modern technology and closely examining history, three Johns Hopkins engineering students have identified a small chunk of metal as a century-old piece of roofing material from a historic building on the university's Homewood campus.

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Hood College: Enactus Club Created Care Packages for Those in Need

The Hood College Enactus Business Advisory Board and student members of the Enactus club came together for the third annual Breakfast with a Purpose on Nov. 9. Members of the community and approximately 14 volunteers from Hood prepared a record 500 care packages for those in need at the Frederick Rescue Mission.

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Hood College launches certificate program for project management

Hood College has launched a certificate program for project management, aiming to help make leaders more productive and effective in their fields, the college announced Tuesday.

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St. John’s College wins 2019 Dive Award for change in financial model

The strategy at St. John’s College to cut tuition was recognized Monday by the Education Dive website, which named it the “4-Year College of the Year.”

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Baltimore Ravens Salute Washington College's Shoremen Aquatics volunteer club

A longstanding but largely unsung collaboration between a local youth swimming group, Special Olympics athletes and Washington College’s swimming program is getting its moment in the spotlight this month in a most unlikely arena — at M&T Bank Stadium during the Baltimore Ravens game Dec. 12.

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Capitol Tech. and Johns Hopkins Make Intelligent.com's List of Best Master's in Computer Science Degree Programs for 2020

Intelligent.com, a trusted resource for online degree rankings and higher education planning, has announced the Top 39 Best Master's in Computer Science Degree Programs for 2020.

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Hood College to Help National Park Service Fight Harmful Algae in Washington, D.C.

Hood College's Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies has been awarded a cooperative agreement with the National Park Service to research methods of mitigating cyanobacteria blooms in the constructed lake at Constitution Gardens, a large catchment in Washington, D.C.

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Johns Hopkins University's Idea Lab Funds 11 projects that Support Diversity, Sustainability, and Ten by Twenty Goals

As a volunteer at Health Care for the Homeless, Serena Wang, a Johns Hopkins junior majoring in public health studies, met people who wanted to improve their lives by getting jobs but didn't know how to go about it.

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Hood College to Help National Park Service Fight Harmful Algae in Washington, D.C.

Hood College's Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies has been awarded a cooperative agreement with the National Park Service to research methods of mitigating cyanobacteria blooms in the constructed lake at Constitution Gardens, a large catchment in Washington, D.C.

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Loyola University Maryland Faculty Members Receive Changemaker Challenge Award

Lisa Schoenbrodt, Ed.D., professor of speech-language-hearing sciences and department chair, and Leah Katherine Saal, Ph.D., assistant professor of literacy and co-director of the literacy program, were awarded a $10,000 cash prize for their submission in the Howard County Changemaker Challenge competition.

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Hood College Community Members Named to Top 50 CEOs List

President Andrea E. Chapdelaine, Ph.D., Board of Trustees members Theresa Harrison and Tom Kleinhanzl, and alumni RaeAnn Butler ’89 and James Racheff, M.S.’93, MBA’02, were all named to Frederick’s Top 50 CEOs list by the Frederick County Office of Economic Development.

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Mount St. Mary's University Donates 25 Refurbished Laptops in Service Learning Project

Several Mount students and faculty in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science spent their fall break in service of others—refurbishing and retrofitting 25 laptop computers to be donated to Delone Catholic High School.

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Q&A: McDaniel College’s Safety Director to Accept Governor’s Crime Prevention Award in Annapolis

McDaniel College will be recognized in the state capital Dec. 5 when the Department of Campus Safety for the first time receives the Governor’s Crime Prevention Award.

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McDaniel College Announces Eight New Undergraduate Majors

McDaniel College is adding eight new undergraduate majors beginning Fall 2020. The new bachelor’s degrees include Actuarial Science, Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry, Biomedical Science, Criminal Justice, Health Sciences, Marketing and Writing and Publishing.

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These 8 Ventures are Entering Loyola’s First Baltipreneurs Accelerator

Loyola University Maryland named the cohort of the first Baltipreneurs accelerator this week.

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ALL IN Challenge Honors College Campuses For Excellence In Student Voter Engagement (MICA)

Overall turnout for college students reached 40.3 percent in the 2018 midterm election, a more than two-fold increase over 2014; this growth was greater than that of the general electorate and can be attributed to renewed efforts on the part of colleges and universities to prepare their students to engage in our democracy. The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge believes that this success should be celebrated and recognized.

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Johns Hopkins Honored for Significant Increase in Student Voter Turnout

Johns Hopkins University received national recognition Tuesday for dramatically increasing student voting participation in the 2018 midterm elections compared to the previous midterm cycle four years earlier, a jump that was among the largest of any college or university in the country, according to the group that studies and releases related data.

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Loyola Taps Head of Brightview Senior Living as 'Business Leader of the Year'

Brightview Senior Living CEO Marilynn Duker has been named Loyola University Maryland's Sellinger School of Business and Management's 2019 Business Leader of the Year.

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Hood Professor Wins Poetry Prize for her Newest Collection

Elizabeth Knapp, an associate professor of English at Hood College, won the 2019 Jean Feldman Poetry Prize for her poetry collection “Requiem with an Amulet in Its Beak.”

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New Agreements Benefit Engineering Students at McDaniel, Carroll

McDaniel College President Roger N. Casey along with Rosalie Mince, vice president for Academic and Student Affairs at Carroll Community College, and Ron Laue, assistant dean of the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, signed memorandums of understanding benefiting students interested in engineering careers during a ceremony held Oct. 16 at McDaniel.

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Top of her Field: Carroll County Science Teacher and McDaniel College Alumna Honored as One of Best in US

Denise Kresslein, a life science teacher at North Carroll Middle School, was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) recently in a ceremony in Washington D.C.

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Goucher College Creates Project to Research History of Slavery on Campus Land

Goucher College has launched the Hallowed Ground Project to study the role of slavery and racism in the history of the land it currently occupies.

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Four Loyola Students Named University Innovation Fellows by Stanford University

Four Loyola students have been selected University Innovation Fellows (UIF) by Stanford University.

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Johns Hopkins Student Team Wins $5K at Collegiate Inventors Competition

Relavo, a startup founded and staffed by a team of Johns Hopkins students, was named the undergraduate runner-up at the Collegiate Inventors Competition in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday. Their device, PeritoneX, protects patients with kidney failure from developing infections during at-home peritoneal dialysis treatments.

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