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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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  • Maya Angelou's death brings forth memories, tributes from Md. friends

    When he went to bed Tuesday night, Levi B. Watkins was looking forward to flying to North Carolina this week to visit a "close friend and soul mate," just as he'd done so often for years. His stay at the home of poet Maya Angelou, he was sure, would...
  • Four locals win Minds in Motion Scholarships

    Four locals win Minds in Motion Scholarships
    Connor Joyce stood inside the Ravens' team locker room on Thursday morning, smiling and taking pictures in front of a locker with his name on it. A wrestling singlet and baseball and soccer jerseys hung on display in that locker, representing the sports...
  • Historically black institutions are still needed, perhaps more than ever [Commentary]

    Historically black institutions are still needed, perhaps more than ever [Commentary]
    As the nation moves toward President Obama's goal of college degrees for 60 percent of Americans by 2020, the role of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) becomes even more important — particularly in Maryland, where 48 percent of...
  • Flooded out, Morton Street Dance Center still finds its 'Neverland'

    Flooded out, Morton Street Dance Center still finds its 'Neverland'
    When 12-year-old Leilani Hines wanted to fly away to Neverland, she just had to close her eyes, point her toes, curve one arm above her head, and picture herself springing above the ground in the ballet move known as a grand jete. In her imagination,...
  • 10 Baltimore shows and stories to look for on TV this summer

    10 Baltimore shows and stories to look for on TV this summer
    From Rep. Elijah E. Cummings playing a leading role in televised hearings on American deaths in Benghazi, to the Game Show Network visiting a Baltimore church to play matchmaker for a member of the congregation, there is going to be a distinct local...
  • Recreation and outdoors calendar

    Trail beautification Saturday, June 7: On National Trails Day, Parks & People will celebrate its 30th anniversary by cleaning and beautifying the Gwynns Falls Trail. Volunteers will clean the stream and improve riparian buffers with native plants in...
  • National No. 1 Boys' Latin headed to finals in high school lacrosse

    National No. 1 Boys' Latin headed to finals in high school lacrosse
    These are exhilarating, and, truthfully, scary times for fans of the Boys' Latin School varsity lacrosse team with just one game remaining —┬áMay 16, against archrival St. Paul's School in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A...
  • Innovative creations at Riderwood in Art Goes Green [Towson]

    Riderwood Elementary School is welcoming spring with an explosion of Earth-centered art and environmental accolades. A full year of lessons and projects about the earth and environmentalism culminated in the school's 6th annual art show on April 29. Art...
  • Men with a mission [Editorial]

    Men with a mission  [Editorial]
    The announcement this week that University System of Maryland Chancellor William E. Kirwan is retiring after 12 years on the job comes just as the state is preparing to welcome another gifted leader in the field of higher education, former Baltimore Mayor...
  • Maryland football sets new high in Academic Progress Rate report

    Maryland football sets new high in Academic Progress Rate report
    In 2011, the NCAA stripped the University of Maryland's football team of three scholarships because of poor classroom performances. But the program’s Academic Progress Rate has been on the rise since then, coinciding with head coach Randy Edsall's...
  • New generation of federal judges seated

    New generation of federal judges seated
    With the swearing-in last week of U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel, more than half the federal district judges sitting in Maryland now are appointees of President Barack Obama, marking a generational shift that reflects the state's evolving legal...