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  • 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...
  • 50 years in American education [Commentary]

    50 years in American education  [Commentary]
    Even as a child, I loved math. As a 12-year-old in a Birmingham church in 1963, I found myself much more interested in the math problems in my lap than the speaker at the pulpit. Suddenly, though, he got my attention. If the children march, the Rev....
  • UB hopes new type of online class will transform education

    UB hopes new type of online class will transform education
    For the first time this spring, students who want to take a class at the University of Baltimore with a Pulitzer Prize-winning civil rights historian won't be bound by the university they chose to attend. The class, taught by local author Taylor Branch,...
  • Coppin lax in pursuing unpaid student bills, audit finds

    Coppin lax in pursuing unpaid student bills, audit finds
    For the fourth time since 2004, state auditors found that Coppin State University did not take action against some students with unpaid bills and allowed them to continue to register for classes. In a random sampling of 10 delinquent student accounts,...
  • 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,...
  • UMCP takes early step toward new high-end hotel on campus

    UMCP takes early step toward new high-end hotel on campus
    State university officials took an early step Friday in approving a high-end hotel and conference center that is expected to be a cornerstone of a major redevelopment plan for the University of Maryland, College Park and its surroundings. The university...
  • Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey to team for drone tests

    Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey to team for drone tests
    Maryland has agreed to work with Virginia and New Jersey on research into unmanned aircraft, a move that could strengthen Maryland's bid to land one of the six drone test sites to be awarded this year by the Federal Aviation Administration. The three...
  • Community colleges cut adjunct hours to avoid Obamacare

    Community colleges cut adjunct hours to avoid Obamacare
    As the federal health reform known as Obamacare takes hold, many community colleges in Maryland and across the country are capping the hours of adjunct faculty — who make up the bulk of their teaching force — to avoid paying for the...