| 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 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 14, 2014
| 12:42 PM
Was it Big Kahuna? That's just a guess after seeing a video of a shark circling a boat off the coast of Ocean City that was posted online by University of Maryland student Aaron Caplan.
Caplan, 19, said he was shark fishing with friends on July 30 about...
| 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 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 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 14, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The article, "UM will give up $31 million to end ACC exit fee fight," (Aug. 9), really misses the big point, and that is the corruption in Maryland state government exhibited by President Wallace Loh and the Board of Regents of the University of...
| 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...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 4:21 PM
The hottest Facebook trend right now is ice.
The "Ice Bucket Challenge" became a fundraising bonanza in recent weeks for the ALS Association, which has garnered about 107,000 new donors — about 31/2 times the number of people who have...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 1:00 PM
The Labor Department is expected to report this week that the economy added 235,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate remained steady at 6.1 percent. But that hardly tells the story.
The jobless rate may be down from its recession peak of 10...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 12:31 PM
At most colleges, campus police refer students involved in alcohol-related incidents to school officials for discipline rather than taking legal action, according to a study of 343 U.S. schools.
After such an incident, students are generally not referred...