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University of Maryland, College Park

University of Maryland, College Park
The University of Maryland, College Park is Maryland's flagship public university. Its campus is located in Prince George's County, near the intersection of Interstate 95 and the Capital Beltway. Notable alumni include Steny Hoyer, Sergey Brin and Kevin Plank.
The University of Maryland, College Park is Maryland's flagship public university. Its campus is located in Prince George's County, near the intersection of Interstate 95 and the Capital Beltway. Notable alumni include Steny Hoyer, Sergey Brin and Kevin Plank. « Show less

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  • UMCP may be latest school to cover sex-change surgery

    UMCP may be latest school to cover sex-change surgery
    Students at the University of Maryland, College Park could have the cost of sex-change surgery covered by their health insurance next school year, joining a nationwide trend of private- and public-sector employers offering the benefit. Insurance firms...
  • The Sun Remembers: Jan. 12-18

    The Sun Remembers: Jan. 12-18
    Jan. 12, 1985: Harford Community College ends its men's basketball season when nine of the 11 players are declared academically ineligible. "They're students first," athletic director John Haggerty says. "We're concerned about how they are going to feed...
  • Reality show '16 and Pregnant' reduced teen births, study says

    Reality show '16 and Pregnant' reduced teen births, study says
    A new study concludes that the MTV show "16 and Pregnant" reduced teenage births by nearly 6% in the year and a half after the show started airing, countering concerns that the popular show has glamorized teen motherhood. Teen motherhood has plummeted...
  • Sister Lois Mueller, teacher

    Sister Lois Mueller, teacher
    Sister Lois Mueller, a Sister of Mercy whose career as a teacher and administrator took her to parochial schools in Baltimore, Washington and Georgia, died Wednesday of pneumonia at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 98. "I...
  • Legislators propose tougher penalties for hazing in wake of Salisbury University case

    Legislators propose tougher penalties for hazing in wake of Salisbury University case
    Two state legislators and the University System of Maryland chancellor say they support tougher penalties for hazing after a recent report detailed an extreme case at a Salisbury University fraternity chapter. State Sen. Jamie Raskin said he will...
  • 2 workers hurt in College Park dorm fire

    2 workers hurt in College Park dorm fire
    Authorities said two workers at the University of Maryland, College Park suffered injuries Monday from a flash fire after they had worked on a malfunctioning heating and air conditioning unit on the roof of a dorm. One of the workers suffered injuries...
  • Prozac during adolescence protects against despair in adulthood

    Adolescents treated with the antidepressant fluoxetine -- better known by its commercial name, Prozac -- appear to undergo changes in brain signaling that result in changed behavior well into adulthood, says a new study. Adult mice and rats who were...
  • Not just college pranks [Editorial]

    University System of Maryland officials are considering stiffening the penalties for college fraternities whose initiation rites cross the line from good-natured teasing to hazing that threatens life and limb. Pledging to join a campus fraternity or...
  • Mary L. Booker, city principal

    Mary L. Booker, city principal
    Mary L. Booker, who rose through the ranks from classroom teacher to principal while mentoring her peers, died Jan. 9 of multiple myeloma at her Hamilton home. She was 57. "Mary L. Booker was a consummate educator and administrator. She was my principal...
  • Hit-and-run driver strikes, kills student in College Park

    Hit-and-run driver strikes, kills student in College Park
    A 22-year-old University of Maryland, College Park student was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver across from the campus early Friday morning, police said. Cory Hubbard, of Westhampton Beach, N.Y., was crossing the southbound side of U.S. 1 at...
  • Prioritize university research [Commentary]

    Prioritize university research [Commentary]
    If you Googled something today, you experienced university research in action. In the mid-1990s, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, then doctoral students at Stanford, developed the algorithms that developed into their ubiquitous search engine. Likewise,...