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Notre Dame of Maryland University

Notre Dame of Maryland University (formerly College of Notre Dame of Maryland), which opened in 1895, is a Catholic liberal arts institution located in Baltimore. In 1899, Notre Dame became the first U.S. Catholic women's college to award a four-year bachelor's degree. It is also the first women's college to start a pharmacy school. Notre Dame operates a Weekend College and an Accelerated College, both co-ed programs for part-time students.

The school also opened the English Language Institute in 1983, which offers English as a second language and American culture classes. In addition to the other programs, Notre Da... Show more »

Notre Dame of Maryland University (formerly College of Notre Dame of Maryland), which opened in 1895, is a Catholic liberal arts institution located in Baltimore. In 1899, Notre Dame became the first U.S. Catholic women's college to award a four-year bachelor's degree. It is also the first women's college to start a pharmacy school. Notre Dame operates a Weekend College and an Accelerated College, both co-ed programs for part-time students.

The school also opened the English Language Institute in 1983, which offers English as a second language and American culture classes. In addition to the other programs, Notre Dame has the Renaissance Institute, a noncredit program for people 50 years old or older. Annual events include 100 Nights, a day of reflection for seniors, and Lantern Chain, where sophomores carry lanterns and sing to graduating seniors. Students can earn a bachelor's degree in 27 majors; the school also started offering master's degree programs in 1984.

The Division III Notre Dame Gators are in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference, and the Gators compete in basketball, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis and volleyball. Notre Dame's 40-plus clubs include the Columns newspaper, honor societies, cultural organizations and performing arts groups. Notable Notre Dame alumnae include Elizabeth Hoisington , the first female brigadier general in the Army, and Sherry Davis, the first full-time female public address announcer for major league baseball.

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  • The 'n-word' overshadows the terrorist threat

    The 'n-word' overshadows the terrorist threat
    Most of the coverage about the Oklahoma University fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon specifically focuses on the students using a racial slur to describe African Americans. Their gleeful singing about lynching is overshadowed by that boogeyman — the "n-word."
  • Aubrey Maurice Murphy

    Aubrey Maurice Murphy
    Aubrey Maurice Murphy, an acclaimed pianist, organist, conductor and vocal coach who had been a fixture on the Baltimore music scene since the 1960s, died Jan. 27 of prostate cancer at the Department of Veterans Affairs Hospital on Loch Raven Boulevard in...

    James L. Tucker Jr.

    James L. Tucker Jr.
    James L. "Jay" Tucker, a retired state education coordinator recalled as a visionary who brought the arts into school systems and classrooms, died of lung disease Jan. 22 at Gilchrist Hospice. The Fells Point resident was 70. "We became the first...

    Alice K. Voelkel

    Alice K. Voelkel
    Alice K. Voelkel, a benefactor of urban schools who was a 37-year trustee and former president of her family's Knott Foundation, died of an aneurysm Dec. 28 at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The longtime Roland Park resident was 82. Born Martha Alice Knott...

    Cecilia W. Murphy, telecommunications worker

    Cecilia W. Murphy, telecommunications worker
    Cecilia W. Murphy, a retired telecommunications worker who also had been co-owner of a restaurant at Belvedere Square, died of multiple sclerosis Nov. 11 at her Towson home. She was 55. The daughter of Robert F. Wintz, a salesman, and Lorraine Gill...