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  • UMUC should focus on education, not business [Commentary]

    UMUC should focus on education, not business [Commentary]
    The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is in crisis with declining student numbers. The challenge has accelerated in the last few years, and enrollments are projected to drop another 6.5 percent this fall, greatly due to competition from...
  • UMUC is doing the right thing [Letter]

    UMUC is doing the right thing [Letter]
    Much has been written recently about the path forward for University of Maryland University College ("UMUC should focus on education, not business," Sept. 18). Like many Marylanders, I have a vested interest in UMUC. My father attended the university...
  • Transforming UMUC [Editorial]

    Transforming UMUC  [Editorial]
    The University of Maryland University College has long been at the forefront of online continuing education and job training for its mostly adult student body, so a recent proposal by UMUC President Javier Miyares to tie the school's future more closely...
  • UMUC considering plan to become independent nonprofit with ties to university system

    UMUC considering plan to become independent nonprofit with ties to university system
    The University of Maryland University College, which has been struggling with declining enrollment, is considering severing some ties with the state university system to avoid burdensome regulations and work more closely with the private sector. Under...
  • Photo series focuses on local businesses

    Photo series focuses on local businesses
    Some subjects in Jen Serena's latest photography project took some extra convincing. The Burbank small business owners just couldn't believe they were being offered free photography. Others said "yes" perhaps a little too quickly. "I didn't even...
  • Area Reopened After Gas Leak In Vernon

    VERNON — Several businesses were evacuated Wednesday afternoon after a gas leak was discovered but the area was later reopened, police said. An old mill under renovation at 200 West Main Street is where the gas line break occurred, according to...
  • Connecticut Gets Its First Benefit Corporations As New Law Takes Effect

    Connecticut Gets Its First Benefit Corporations As New Law Takes Effect
    HARTFORD — Bryan Nurnberger didn't wait long to register his coffee company, Simply Smiles Products Corp., as a "benefit corporation" under a new Connecticut law that took effect Oct. 1. His lawyer faxed in the paperwork at 12:17 a.m. In so doing,...
  • Colorful outdoor 'people spots' are good for Chicago business, council says

    Colorful outdoor 'people spots' are good for Chicago business, council says
    Those colorful outdoor seating areas around Lakeview, Andersonville, Bronzeville and the Loop might be good for area businesses, according to a study by the local Metropolitan Planning Council. For the past three summers, the city's Department of...
  • 'Alice' returns to Andersonville, 10 years later

    'Alice' returns to Andersonville, 10 years later
    Ten years ago, tired of theater that was no longer meeting audiences' evolving needs, Noelle Krimm decided she wanted to create a production that took theatergoers on an adventure. "A long time ago, people needed to be able to go to some place and sit...
  • Business, Police Groups Endorse State Sen. Witkos' Reelection

    Business, Police Groups Endorse State Sen. Witkos' Reelection
    CANTON — Organizations that represents business groups and law enforcement personnel have endorsed state Sen. Kevin Witkos' reelection bid, he has announced. Two of those endorsements came from Connecticut REALTORS and the National Federation of...
  • Allstate hires new roadside services president

    By Allstate Corp. standards, it's small — $602 million in annual premiums for a property and casualty insurer that last year generated almost $30 billion selling mostly auto and home coverage to consumers. But premiums of the Northbrook-based...