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  • City foster youths sent to get diploma in a day have trouble enrolling in college

    City foster youths sent to get diploma in a day have trouble enrolling in college
    Ebony Scott remembers vividly the day she got the piece of paper she hoped would change her life. After receiving her diploma, she cried, celebrated, took pictures and went to TGI Friday's for dinner. She hadn't spoken to her grandmother in more than...
  • The 3 percent solution [Editorial]

    The 3 percent solution  [Editorial]
    There's no greater test for any individual's faith in higher education than to sit down and write a tuition check. You may love your son or daughter absolutely, and you may have an unshakable faith in the college or university of their choice, but when...
  • Finding college segregation remedies likely to be complicated, expensive

    Finding college segregation remedies likely to be complicated, expensive
    After a federal judge found that Maryland's historically black colleges face unfair and unconstitutional competition from the state's predominantly white universities, the parties headed into negotiations this month to work it out. But even with the...
  • New strategy would drop college textbook costs to zero

    New strategy would drop college textbook costs to zero
    Holding a whiteboard, the University of Maryland, College Park students scrawled their complaints and posed for a picture. "My name is Justin and I spent $114 on ONE textbook," a student wrote. "My name is Jeff and I spent $736 on textbooks," wrote...
  • University of Baltimore to offer free final semester

    University of Baltimore to offer free final semester
    The University of Baltimore will offer free tuition to college students in their final semester if they can finish their degrees in four years, the school announced Tuesday. The unusual break could boost the college's flagging graduation rates and...
  • 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,...