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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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  • Hopkins inches up in U.S. News rankings

    Hopkins inches up in U.S. News rankings
    The Johns Hopkins University edged closer to the top 10 of national universities on the U.S. News and World Report annual rankings, which were released Tuesday. U.S. News moved Hopkins up one spot to No. 12, just behind Dartmouth College and tied with...
  • 50 years later, Baltimoreans remember the assassination of John F. Kennedy

    50 years later, Baltimoreans remember the assassination of John F. Kennedy
    At the federal courthouse, a judge was swearing in 102 new citizens. In a downtown hotel, the Santa Claus Anonymous charity was having a luncheon. Races were underway at Pimlico, and a shift of Bethlehem Steel workers would soon clock out at Sparrows...
  • Poem recalls Kennedy assassination

    Poem recalls Kennedy assassination
    Seeing footage of CBS newsman Walter Cronkite, his voice catching as he announces President John F. Kennedy's death, sends a chill through Diane Scharper, a poet and author who teaches writing at Towson University. "Even now, it brings tears to your...
  • Commencement speakers strive to inspire, entertain

    Commencement speakers strive to inspire, entertain
    Expectations are high for this year's commencement speakers at Maryland universities — an august crew that includes the Obamas and their team of writers as well as funnyman Bill Cosby and Hollywood director Jason Winer. But to stand out — or...
  • Courtney Rollins to wed Andrew Goldbeck

    Retired Lt. Col. J. Stephen and Susan Rollins of Aberdeen announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Elizabeth, to Andrew A. Goldbeck, son of James A. and Susan Goldbeck of Baltimore. Rollins graduated from The John Carroll School and the...
  • New name, solid mission at Aberdeen University Center [Editorial]

    Way back when Aberdeen's western edge was solidly reined in by I-95, there were those in the community who concluded the proximity to I-95 and Aberdeen Proving Ground made the area a prime spot for an institution of higher learning. They also...
  • Winifred Coughlin

    Winifred Coughlin
    Winifred Coughlin, a homemaker who established college scholarships in thanks for the assistance she had received as a student, died Tuesday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at King James Care Center in Chatham, N.J. The former Ednor Gardens...
  • 'Nine Years Under' tells of author's coming of age in a Baltimore funeral home

    'Nine Years Under' tells of author's coming of age in a Baltimore funeral home
    Baltimore author Sheri Booker sees dead people. In her mind's eye, she can clearly remember the 600-pound man whose corpse had to be hoisted by a crane out of his apartment window, the teenage suicide victim who tattooed instructions about his funeral...
  • HCC student selected for academic team

    Harford Community College student Lisa Noll was selected as a member of the 2013 All-Maryland Academic Team. The honor recognizes the scholarly achievements of students enrolled in Maryland's community colleges. Noll was among the more than 1,800...
  • Noah's Ark Academic Tutoring celebrates 16th anniversary

    Noah's Ark Academic Tutoring, Inc. in Jarrettsville celebrated its 16th business anniversary on June 1. The tutoring establishment was founded by and continues to be operated by Michelle L. Hoppe of Norrisville. Academic tutoring services are...
  • Sister Mary Martha Geipe, educator

    Sister Mary Martha Geipe, educator
    Sister Mary Martha Geipe, a teacher, principal and pastoral minister, died of a stroke Dec. 20 at her order's motherhouse in the Woodbrook section of Baltimore County. She was 88. Born Nancy Marie Geipe in Baltimore, she was the daughter of Anna...