| Jun 28, 2014
As I look back over my 12 years as chancellor of the University System of Maryland (USM), one of the developments in which I take the most pride has been the USM's genuine partnership with state leaders in Annapolis.
Now that the primary is over and the...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 12:39 PM
A few years ago, the Maryland legislature appointed a panel to assess the way it was funding higher education. As part of its scope, the panel evaluated the funding needs of the state's historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), paying...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Your article on the University System of Maryland's highest earners apparently was not intended to address the really big issue ("UM coaches, UMB doctors among state's highest earners," June 28).
The real issue is the self-sustaining, government-run...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 10:12 AM
Morgan State University's Board of Regents violated the state open meetings law when it did not give proper notice of a hastily convened executive committee meeting, the Open Meetings Compliance Board found this week.
The executive committee, which met...
| May 13, 2014
| 5:58 PM
William E. Kirwan, who as chancellor of the University System of Maryland over the past dozen years helped oversee the rise of several of the state's public universities to national prominence, will step down from his position as soon as a successor is...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 1:16 PM
A University System of Maryland Board of Regents committee approved issuing more than $117 million in bonds Thursday for capital projects in the coming fiscal year that include 700 beds of student housing at Towson University.
About $42 million of the...
| May 13, 2014
| 10:43 AM
May 13, 2014
After much thought and reflection, I have decided that the time is right to step down from my position as chancellor of the University System of Maryland (USM). I informed the USM Board of Regents of my decision last week....
| May 14, 2014
| 12:16 PM
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...
| May 22, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley told graduates of the University of Maryland, College Park on Thursday to be ready for a world in the midst of rapid transformation spurred by climate change, technological advancement and global connectedness.
"Humanity is at a...
| May 25, 2014
| 3:22 PM
A proposal for Morgan State University to offer joint academic programs with Towson University is drawing objections from some Morgan officials who believe such a setup would benefit Towson far more than the Baltimore institution.
The plan, which is in...
| May 30, 2014
| 12:00 PM
So Morgan State University should trust the folks who have been duplicating its programs ("If not now, when?" May 27)?
Is Morgan the only school that is looking out for its own interests?
As Ronald Reagan famously said: "Trust, but verify." It seems...