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  • Politicizing the chancellor

    Politicizing the chancellor
    When University System of Maryland Chancellor William E. "Brit" Kirwan announced that he planned to retire, the state's Board of Regents hired a firm to conduct a nationwide search to recruit a top-notch academic leader for what is and should be a plum post in American higher education. The firm forwarded the regents' search committee 50 names, which the committee narrowed down to 30, then 20, then nine, who received interviews. A final three appeared before the full Board of Regents. They picked Robert Caret, a candidate who combines years of familiarity with the Maryland system — he served as president of Towson University, among other posts — but also perspective from other states, most recently in a similar job in Massachusetts.
  • Hogan budget would cut state worker pay, city school aid

    Hogan budget would cut state worker pay, city school aid
    Gov. Larry Hogan outlined a budget plan Thursday that would cut school aid to Baltimore and state workers' pay but preserve — at least for now — funding for two light rail lines. The new Republican governor said his budget — with...

    St. Mary's College vows no tuition increases

    St. Mary's College vows no tuition increases
    After several Maryland schools announced last week that they will impose mid-year tuition increases to offset shortfalls in state budget funding, St. Mary’s College of Maryland said  Wednesday it will not follow suit. Officials at the liberal arts...

    Tuition increased at University System of Maryland schools

    Tuition increased at University System of Maryland schools
    Several Maryland colleges, including the state's flagship University of Maryland, College Park and Towson University, are imposing a rare midyear tuition increase as the institutions grapple with state aid being slashed. The University System of...

    UMUC pools students' work experience to field winning cyberdefense team

    UMUC pools students' work experience to field winning cyberdefense team
    They have no marching band, no home arena and no shot at landing on ESPN, but the University of Maryland University College's cyberdefense team is among the world's best. The Cyber Padawans — a name that references Jedi knights in training in...