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  • Sale of Towson president's mansion to go before board next week

    Sale of Towson president's mansion to go before board next week
    The Guilford mansion that cost a former Towson University president his job is expected to be sold to a private buyer next week, closing a controversial chapter in the college's history. It has been at least six months since the elevator in the 8,000-...
  • UMBC response to Israel boycott is inadequate [Commentary]

    Over 200 years ago, political theorist and philosopher Edmund Burke memorably remarked: "The only thing necessary for evil to flourish is for good men to do nothing." This truism comes to mind when assessing the reaction of the University of Maryland,...
  • Md. salary database reveals top paid state employees

    Much has been made recently about proposed pay increases for some Maryland's politicians, but even the highest-earning elected officials don't come close to the top of the state-employee income scale. Gov. Martin O'Malley's 2012 income of $150,000 was...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Maryland university officials discuss hazing policies

    Maryland university officials discuss hazing policies
    The chair of the University System of Maryland's education policy and student life committee said Tuesday that the committee would begin a review of all university policies on hazing, after a recent report of extreme hazing at Salisbury University that...
  • UM correct to not join boycott [Letter]

    UM correct to not join boycott [Letter]
    Kudos to The Sun's editorial board for correctly characterizing the Israel boycott by the American Studies Association for what it is — a clumsy, ill-conceived attempt to isolate the only true democracy in the Middle East ("The virtue of engagement,...
  • 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...
  • O'Malley excelled in tough times [Commentary]

    O'Malley excelled in tough times [Commentary]
    As Gov. Martin O'Malley makes his final state of the state speech Thursday, it's a good time to look at what seven years of his governorship have meant for Maryland. The state of the state is clearly good: first in median family income, a top three...
  • Certificates from JHU, UMCP are latest in online-only learning experiment

    Certificates from JHU, UMCP are latest in online-only learning experiment
    The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland, College Park announced partnerships this week with a Silicon Valley-based startup to offer new online-only certificates in the fields of data science and cybersecurity. Though universities in...
  • Towson University aims to sell house that cost ex-president his job

    Towson University aims to sell house that cost ex-president his job
    The 8,000-square-foot Guilford mansion owned by Towson University that provided posh housing for its president — and a headache for the institution — may be back on the market soon. The university is seeking to put the president's house,...