| Sep 13, 2014
| 12:06 PM
The $31 million donation to the University of Maryland, College Park on Friday from a computer tech millionaire was the largest donation in the history of the university, but there have been others nearly as big.
The university has received three $30...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 7:13 PM
He didn't even finish his degree at the University of Maryland, College Park, but entrepreneur Brendan Iribe found other creative geniuses and best friends as he tinkered in the computer science department there.
So on Friday, he will give the...
| Sep 9, 2014
There were few surprises for local colleges and universities in the oft-quoted U.S. News and World Report annual rankings released Tuesday.
The Johns Hopkins University maintained its 12th-place position for national universities, falling between...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 4:19 PM
University System of Maryland schools have had mixed success in improving the graduation rates of minority and low-income students, according to an annual progress report released this week.
Some colleges, including the University of Maryland, College...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 2:54 PM
An anonymous call reporting an armed person holding a hostage at the University of Maryland, College Park prompted campus police to search the Main Administration building and two others Wednesday before declaring the report unfounded.
When the call...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 11:30 AM
Three campus police departments in Maryland now own surplus military gear including "riot type" shotguns, M16 assault rifles and an armored truck under a Defense Department program that's sparked new controversy this month.
The items are part of more...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 5:36 AM
In one video, Jose Bowen claps chalkboard erasers, organizes books on a shelf in the library, sprays lines on the athletic field and enthusiastically pops out from behind a tree.
"Are ya here yet?" the new president of Goucher College says, addressing...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 3:49 PM
Maryland men's soccer coach Sasho Cirovski has seen more than a dozen of his players leave school early to pursue professional careers. The departures have often left Cirovski to wonder whether his former athletes would eventually come back to finish...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 12:04 PM
Two recent major developments may revolutionize major college sports, potentially to the benefit of long-exploited college athletes. It's about time.
On August 7 the National Collegiate Athletic Association decreed that the five major conferences...
| Aug 16, 2014
Faced with the threats of viruses like H1N1 influenza and SARS in recent years, scientists including the University of Maryland's Dr. Robert Gallo sought a way to prepare for future outbreaks — founding the Baltimore-based Global Virus Network in...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 12:45 PM
George N. Manis, founder of the Annapolis law firm of Manis, Canning & Associates, died Wednesday of heart failure at the Fairfield Nursing Center in Crownsville. He was 85.
The son of Nick Manis and Harriet Manis, Greek immigrants, George Nick Manis...