| Aug 7, 2014
| 4:33 PM
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-...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 10:19 AM
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,...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 12:18 PM
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...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 10:42 AM
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.
| Jan 13, 2014
| 6:14 PM
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...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 2:20 PM
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...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 5:15 AM
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,...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 11:23 AM
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...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 10:51 AM
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...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 4:39 PM
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...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 4:02 PM
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,...