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Washington Adventist University's Enactus Team Places Third at National Exposition

The Washington Adventist University (WAU) Enactus Team received a 3rd place award in the Opening Round of the 2019 Enactus National Exposition held in Kansas City, Missouri held May 5-7, 2019. The competition featured 86 universities who for three days presented their entrepreneurial-based projects aimed at empowering their communities.

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Alicia Wilson departs Port Covington team for Johns Hopkins

Alicia Wilson, who has played a key role in kickstarting the 235-acre redevelopment of Port Covington, is joining Johns Hopkins as vice president of economic development.

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What Happened When a Small Liberal Arts College Stopped Raising Tuition (St. John's College)

In November 2017, leaders from St. John's College met to discuss the three-century-old institution's annual tuition increase. They expected the meeting would be straightforward. For years, the small liberal arts school — with campuses in Annapolis, Maryland, and Santa Fe, New Mexico — raised its sticker price by around 3%.

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Mount St. Mary's hires new dean of students

Levi Esses has been hired as the new dean of students of Mount St. Mary’s University. Esses will manage the university’s student life services, including the offices of residence life, and campus activities and recreation, among other responsibilities.

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How to Woo Capitol Hill? Johns Hopkins Is Putting On a Research Extravaganza

Marcy Davis had her elevator pitch down. Huge deficits in reading ability had made it harder for Baltimore’s high-school students to succeed, she said, practicing into a computer screen on Monday morning. But a semester-long reading lab for ninth graders had helped them build vocabulary and read more fluently. That work, funded by the Department of Education, was making a difference.

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Kent Devereaux Appointed 12th President of Goucher College

The Board of Trustees of Goucher College today announced that it has selected Kent Devereaux to become the College’s 12th President by unanimous vote last evening. He will assume the office of President on July 1, 2019.

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Hood College's Frederick Food Security Network Awarded Grants to Expand Operations

Hood College’s Frederick Food Security Network (FFSN) has been awarded two grants to help maintain and expand its community gardens.

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Johns Hopkins University's 21st Century Cities Initiative funds 15 new urban research projects both local and global

Johns Hopkins University's 21st Century Cities Initiative, a hub for urban research, recently awarded 15 seed grants to faculty and doctoral researchers pursuing projects in Baltimore and beyond.

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Mount St. Mary's University Announces $6 Million in Transformational Gifts to Athletics

Mount St. Mary's University President Timothy E. Trainor, Ph.D. announced today that John J. and Patrick J. Rooney, both C'60, and their spouses JoAnn and Sandy, respectively, have given a total of $6 million for a state-of-the-art facility that will promote growth and enhanced performances for the Mount's Division I athletic program as well as increased intramural sport and recreational opportunities for all students.

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Loyola names Brightview Senior Living CEO Marilynn Duker as 2019 Business Leader of the Year

Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management named Marilynn Duker, Chief Executive Officer at Brightview Senior Living, the 2019 Business Leader of the Year. The award honors business executives who embody Loyola’s Jesuit commitment to community and service in the leadership of their organization.

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Baltimore firm raises $110 million to bring Johns Hopkins' cancer-detecting blood test to market

A newly formed Baltimore company has raised $110 million to develop and commercialize a cancer-detecting blood test, created by Johns Hopkins researchers, that doctors would give patients during routine physicals.

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Over $6 million in Nursing grants awarded by MHEC

The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) Secretary, Dr. James D. Fielder, announced that nearly $6.2 million was awarded for 17 Competitive Institutional Grant proposals at nine Maryland nursing programs by MHEC’s Nurse Support Program II (NSP II).

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Hood Graduates 500 Students During 122nd Commencement Ceremony

Approximately 500 total undergraduate and graduate students received their diplomas at Hood College’s 122nd Commencement ceremony today.

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Stevensville High School students selected to attend Congressional Academy at Goucher College

Stevensville High School will have three representatives attend The Presidential Academy for American History and Civics and companion experience The Congressional Academy for American History and Civics in Maryland, July 7-20.

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Loyola University Maryland Pledged $250,000 to York Road Initiative

Govans property owners on York Road will decide whether to create a business improvement district and pay a new tax in exchange for more services.

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Cancer survivor, three sisters among graduates at Hood College

Allison Poore was halfway through her master’s program at Hood College when she was diagnosed with stage 2A Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

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Loyola Celebrates Class of 2019 at 167th Commencement

More than 1,300 undergraduate and graduate students received degrees at Loyola University’s 167th Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Royal Farms Arena in downtown Baltimore.

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Arbutus native graduates from Washington College with $64,000 Sophie Kerr prize for writing

An English major from Arbutus whose writing explores gender, trauma and the body is this year’s winner of the Sophie Kerr Prize, an award for promising writers graduating from Washington College in Chestertown.

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JHU's BLocal effort drives millions of dollars into Baltimore's economy

Twenty-five local companies that came together pledging to create more economic opportunity in Baltimore report that after the first three years of that effort, they've committed to buying $50 million more from city and minority vendors than they had been and have hired more than 1,700 Baltimore residents.

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MICA Hosts its Annual ArtWalk

Don’t miss ArtWalk, the kick-off event for the annual Commencement Exhibition and celebration of MICA’s undergraduate class of 2019 - Friday, May 17, 2019 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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Milton Hershey School and Mount St. Mary's University Partner to Support Low-Income, First-Generation College Students

Milton Hershey School and Mount St. Mary's University announced that they entered into a formal partnership to provide more focused support to help students from Milton Hershey School—many of whom are the first in their families to attend college—succeed at Mount St. Mary's University.

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Graduation advice: What St. John's College graduates have to say to us

On Sunday, 98 students from St. John’s College graduated in front of a crowd of family, friends and professors — at this college, tutor.

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Executive training/education important at any level (Loyola University Maryland)

During one of the first days of Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger Advanced Leadership Development Program, a prompt asked “What would success with this program look like? What would success in a year look like to you?”

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‘It’s A Life Changer’ | Goucher College’s Offer Maryland Prisoners Chance At A College Degree

There are nearly 18,000 men and women incarcerated in Maryland. According to research, the vast majority of those men and women will be released when they’ve served their sentence, but nearly half will end up back behind bars.

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McDaniel College to announce $10 million renovation of student center

McDaniel College is scheduled to unveil plans Friday afternoon for a $10 million renovation of the Decker College Center, according to a news release from the Westminster college.

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Maryland's small colleges saw the future, and it was bleak. Now, they're selling liberal arts with a twist. (Goucher, St. John's, & McDaniel)

At Goucher College, students no longer need to take the standard classes outside their major to graduate. Introduction to Biology has been eliminated. In its place: Disease and Discrimination, a course that crosses disciplines to explore the inequalities in access to health care. Introduction to Philosophy was dropped for Society in the Age of Intelligent Machines. Math has become Integrative Data Analytics.

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Student artists showing work in performances and on display at Carroll Community, McDaniel colleges

There is still time to catch some of the end-of-semester showcases of student artists and performers at Carroll Community College and McDaniel College.

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Washington College's bird banding lab joins international Motus Wildlife Tracking System

Washington College’s Foreman’s Branch Bird Observatory has become part of an international network that is revolutionizing scientists’ ability to understand the lives and migratory patterns of birds, bats and even large insects.

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MICUA Board of Trustees Elects New Officers

The Maryland Independent College and University Association (MICUA) Board of Trustees elected Dr. Andrea Chapdelaine, President of Hood College, to serve as Chair of the Board for a two-year term beginning July 1, 2019.  Dr. Chapdelaine was unanimously elected by the Board — which includes the presidents of its 15 member institutions —to guide the organization in implementing its strategic objectives.  

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The Imaging Science & Cancer Biology Symposium (Hood College)

The Imaging Science and Cancer Biology Symposium--the first in the Frederick National Laboratory-Hood College Life Sciences Symposium Series--will showcase the latest technologies and advances in imaging science across the spectrum from molecules to man. The symposium comes when revolutionary advances in imaging technologies offer new and powerful tools to elucidate cancer biology. These technologies hold promise for unprecedented insights into cancer biology and molecular therapeutics.

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