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Hood College’s award-winning Frederick Food Security Network expands

Though it launched only a few months ago, Hood College’s Frederick Food Security Network is already winning awards and expanding.

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Community for Life program aims to help seniors age at home

Experts in aging from five sites in Maryland are joining together to launch a new state program to promote quality of life for people aging at home, with McDaniel College providing the expertise to guide and train leaders.

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Maryland Institute College of Art announces 2019 Spring Mixed Media Series

The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is pleased to announce its spring 2019 speaker line-up for the Mixed Media Series, which brings artists, designers, scholars, curators and educators who are working at the forefront of their fields to MICA’s campus.

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Stevenson University To Create Pre-Med Program For Yeshiva Ner Yisroel

Stevenson University in Owings Mills announced it is creating a special two-year program in the medical field for students at Ner Israel Rabbinical College in Pikesville.

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Hopkins receives US News’ top ranking for online nursing program

Johns Hopkins University has the best online nursing program in the country, U.S. News & World Report said in its annual ranking of online programs offered by universities.

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Loyola's Sellinger School honors its Business Leader of the Year

More than 650 guests helped Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management honor Thomas S. Bozzuto, chairman and co-founder of The Bozzuto Group, as its 2018 Business Leader of the Year.

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Startup looks to Capitol Tech for research and development partnership

Students at Capitol Technology University don’t just learn how to use existing technology – they help invent the technologies of the future. Case in point: pioneering new antennas being developed by a DC-area startup in collaboration with Capitol Tech.

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Loyola to receive 2018 Mayor’s Business Recognition Award for York Road Initiative

Loyola University Maryland will be one of 12 organizations to receive the 2018 Mayor’s Business Recognition Award from the Greater Baltimore Committee. This annual award is given to companies who demonstrate leadership and promote community service to help improve the city. Loyola applied and received this award for the York Road Initiative's ongoing work with food security through the farmers' market and FreshCrate program.

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McDaniel College Announces New Military Legacy Scholarship

McDaniel College announces a new Military Legacy Scholarship for all military veterans, active-duty military personnel and their children.

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Towson, Hopkins students team to bring together entrepreneurs from different schools

A pair of students from Johns Hopkins University and Towson University are looking for ways to bring student startups and entrepreneurs from different Maryland universities together to build a more inclusive ecosystem around them.

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McDaniel College Unveils Renovated Gill Center

McDaniel College hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 6 for the college’s renovated Gill Center. The $6.6 million renovation expanded and modernized classrooms and research spaces, as well as maximized underutilized space in Gill Center, which houses one of the college’s largest majors in kinesiology. McDaniel is the only independent college or university in Maryland to offer a major in kinesiology.

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Reviving the Dream of Space Exploration: The Private Space Industry

On July 20, 1969, humans walked on the Moon for the first time. This “giant step for mankind,” as Neil Armstrong put it, was the culminating moment in a decade-long push by the United States to advance the frontiers of space exploration.

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Capitol Technology University, Science Engineering Partnership to launch new STEM program for young people

What’s the best way to attract more young people to STEM fields? Research points to the critical importance of starting early.

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A Conversation with Tina Bjarekull

What has been your journey to your current position at Maryland Independent College & University Association (MICUA)?

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Immediate Position Opening for MICUA's Administrative Assistant

Job Description:

The Administrative Assistant handles a broad range of clerical and administrative duties to support the operations of the organization, assists in the management of a scholarship foundation, records minutes for the MICUA Board of Trustees, and contributes to the mission of an Association dedicated to providing public policy leadership in support of independent higher education.  

Responsibilities include:

  • Answer and direct phone calls
  • Greet and assist visitors
  • Receive, sort and distribute mail
  • Organize and schedule meetings and appointments
  • Maintain the office calendar
  • Maintain contact lists and directories
  • Produce and distribute correspondence memos, letters, faxes, and forms
  • Develop and maintain electronic and manual filing systems
  • Assist in the preparation of reports
  • Maintain supplies inventory, anticipate needed supplies, place and expedite purchase orders, and verify receipt of supplies
  • 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


  • 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
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

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.  

Small Private US College Slashes Tuition by $17K Annually

A private liberal arts college with campuses in New Mexico and Maryland announced Wednesday a $17,000 reduction in its annual tuition, acknowledging that steady price increases in pursuit of prestige drove away many qualified students from families of moderate or modest economic means.

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Decatur resident and Goucher Alumna, 95, was among Navy’s World War II code-breaking team

On October 1942, a professor at a women’s college in Baltimore asked a young student to step into her office.

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Never too late to learn: 65-year-old is St. John’s freshman

When Sheba Delaney arrived at St. John’s College for freshman registration on Wednesday, school representatives at each table greeted her and then glanced around.

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Grant Allows Hood College’s Nursing Program to Grow

The Hood College Department of Nursing has been awarded a $689,235 grant from Maryland’s Nurse Support Program (NSP) II.

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Anchor institutions take on role supporting diversity in Baltimore

Baltimore’s anchor institutions have begun to make progress towards more inclusive hiring and procurement practices by partnering together and sharing ideas, a report finds.

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Hood College Graduate School Partners with the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences

The Graduate School at Hood College and the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have agreed to a partnership that will allow students who have completed relevant FAES coursework to transfer credits into Hood’s MBA, bioinformatics or biomedical science programs.

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McDaniel Summer Music Camp a chance to grow, express selves through song

A mash of students from different schools all sat on the stage inside WMC Alumni Hall, instruments posed, eyes trained on conductor Jay Bocook.

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Spruce Up grants from Johns Hopkins aid neighborhoods one park or mural at a time

The lot at Charles Street and North Avenue was empty except for the rubble left behind when the building there burned.

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Rachel Brown will explore communication's role in increasing, reducing violence at Common Ground Week 3 keynote

Rachel Brown will be the Common Ground on the Hill keynote speaker for week three, and will tackle conversations about communication’s role in increasing and reducing the risk for violence. Brown said via email she runs an organization called Over Zero.

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Students excited about summer learning in Loyola literacy program

Experts say students out on summer break tend to forget some of what they learned during the school year. The so-called "summer slide" is exactly what one local university is trying to reverse.

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McDaniel Reading Clinic helps students become 'thoughtful, deep' readers

The walls of Friendship Valley Elementary School were covered in camp-themed decorations — tents, trees, clouds and more.

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Frederick County Public Schools STEM Scholars Visit Hood College Campus

Hood College hosted 15 STEM scholars from the Frederick County Public Schools Young Scholars Program on June 27 for a workshop. They heard from the Hood admission team, took a campus tour and participated in mini course sessions in biology and mathematics.

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32 Students Selected for Prestigious I-Fund Program

On June 21, 2018, the Independent College Fund of Maryland (I-Fund) celebrated thirty-two students chosen by the 2018 National Security Scholars Program (NSSP) to be 2018 NSSP Scholars.

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Hood College Students Awarded NSSP Scholarships

Hood College students Eli Nicholson ’19 and Afton Woodring ’19 have been awarded scholarships from the National Security Scholars Program (NSSP), which provides a paid internship for the summer and unique opportunities in the national security field.

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USDA Grants Hood College $100,000 for Biofuels Project

The United States Department of Agriculture has awarded Hood College Professor of Biology Craig Laufer $100,000 over an 18-month period to fund research and development of cost-effective biofuels. Successful completion of this project would qualify Laufer’s lab for larger grants for commercialization.

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